Leftover cauliflower and chickpea curry becomes a tasty Biriyani! 

Well you know that cauliflower and chickpea curry I made last week. Well I had plenty of leftovers!

So tonight’s dinner is a delicious Biriani, easy peasy to make.



Cook a mug of Basmati rice to instructions.

I warmed through the left over curry and added a courgette chopped up, some chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon.

In an oven dish put a layer of rice then a the curry, finish with the remaining rice.

I scattered some coriander over the top and then warmed through in the oven until piping hot.

Served it with lemon wedges and poppadoms.



Cauliflower and chickpea curry.

Ta Da! Just like that! I have been inspired this evening to make a delicious curry. Those that know me know I have been desperate over the years to make great curries.
I have realised one thing, the less you fuss about curry to better they can be!

So this evening a gorgeous curry popped up on my blog reading list and I was pretty convinced I had the ingredients.
It was the fabulous blog…. plant poweruk.com check out their blog here and the inspiring recipe 🙂 cauliflower and coconut curry

Well much to my horror I hadn’t! Not one to give up half way through I made this….

Cauliflower, chickpea and spinach curry.

Really easy and fresh tasting! I served it with braised mushroom rice. A little bit of fusion!!!

So, I gently fried 1 onion, fresh ginger 1 green chilli pepper and 2 cloves of garlic.
I added 2 teaspoons of cumin and 1 teaspoon of chilli powder.
Only to realise I didn’t have any Coriander or Turmeric and I was out of coconut milk.
So I had only one choice which was to add some Curry powder!
Now, I have got quite fussy about curry powder and will only use best curry powder about!
Hating the fact that the delicious curry I was about to make might be in jeopardy was a bit of a worry (particularly as I am pregnant and fussy)
Anyway, add about a tablespoon of decent curry powder.
Add chunks of fresh cauliflower and tinned tomatoes and chick peas and as I didn’t have any coconut milk I added some ground almonds. Cook for a little while until the cauliflower is softening.
I added some salt and smashed up cardamon pods And a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and transferred to my slow cooker.
Cook and taste.
Add spinach at the very end and serve with rice!
Easy to make tasty curry 🙂

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Curry!

One of the things I am desperate to achieve is to be able to make a damn good curry! I have made tons but never got them right.
I had some time with just me and little one and decided my mission of the day was to go into town and get the cookery book written by Prashad
My plan was to find the ingredients and then get home and cook myself a delicious curry to enjoy when little one had gone to bed.

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Unfortunately I could not find the book! I am going to buy it from Amazon instead. Thanks to the power of blogging I stumbled upon a Prashad recipe which I have reblogged!
I did adapt the recipe for Pea and Cauliflower curry as I wanted to use up an Aubergine! It was truly delicious!

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I cannot wait to get my mitts on this book and really try to get to grips with Indian cuisine for good!

Kaushy Patel offers up veggie dishes with real zing in Prashad

Metro

Cookbook review: Kaushy Patel’s Prashad cookbook takes you through exactly how her delicious meals are put together, although to get the most out of the book’s varied chapters, you’ll need to stop at an Indian grocer’s.

Having come to England from northern India in 1966 without speaking a word of English, Kaushy Patel isn’t the sort of woman to be alarmed by Gordon Ramsay . 

In 2010, Prashad, the Bradford restaurant she runs with her family, was runner-up in Ramsay’s Best Restaurant on Channel 4.

A cookery book was perhaps the inevitable result of being on the TV but Prashad feels like a hand-me-down recipe file stuffed with  Gujarati gems. Some are from Patel’s beloved grandmother and others, such as the spicy sweetcorn, are recipes that the family cook for each other – there’s a story attached to most of them.

To get the most out of the book’s chapters…

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