Vegetable oil

Cauli Balti

Cauli Balti

1 Bay leaves

3 Cloves

2 Cardamoms, ground

3 Large onions, finely chopped

1tsp Garlic clove, finely chopped

Small tin of peeled tomatoes

½ tsp turmeric

2 tsp coriander, ground

½ tsp cumin, ground

2 green chilis, chopped length ways

Salt, to taste

2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped


  1. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan until very hot and fry bay leaf, cloves and cardamoms for 1-2 minutes. Add onions and fry until lightly browned, stirring briskly.
  2. Add ginger and garlic to produce a rich, brown mixture, adding a little water to produce a smooth consistency.
  3. Add tomatoes to mixture and cook until oil seperates. Add turmeric, ground coriander, chilis and cumin. Fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add cauliflower and salt to taste. Add water to cover cauliflower. Cover pan and simmer for 20-30 minutes (or until cauliflower is soft). You should aim to have a sauce with a rich consistency.
  5. Serve and garnish with coriander.

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