cauliflower-10Potato and Cauliflower Curry

Makes 6 servings.

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-1 onion, chopped or thinly sliced
-1 15-ounce can chopped tomatoes (425 grams), or 1 1/2 cups (250 grams) freshly chopped tomatoes
-1/8-1/4 teaspoon (.5 gram) cayenne pepper
-1/4 teaspoon (.75 gram) cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) ground ginger
-1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) ground coriander
-1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) turmeric
-1/2 (1 gram) teaspoon cumin seeds
-1 head of cauliflower broken or cut into bite-size florets (3-4 cups)
-2 medium potatoes, chopped (peeling optional)
-1/2 teaspoon (2.5 grams) salt

Heat 1/2 cup (125 milliliters) water in a large pot. Add onion and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften. Reduce heat to medium. Add potatoes and cauliflower. Continue cooking, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Add water, 1/4 cup at a time, if needed to prevent sticking.

Toast cumin seeds, turmeric, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, and cayenne in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add spices to vegetables along with tomatoes, and salt. Stir to mix, then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until flavors are blended.

Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Potato and Cauliflower Curry will keep for up to 3 days.

 Variation: For a sweeter curry, add 1/2 cup golden raisins or 2 tablespoons of apple juice concentrate in with the tomatoes and salt.