Spiced cauliflower

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves 4


From The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best


  • 2 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 25g/1oz tamarind paste (optional)
  • 250ml/9fl oz boiling water
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • salt


  1. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the ghee (or oil if using). Add the spices and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the cauliflower and stir to coat the florets with the spice mixture.

  2. Stir the tamarind paste (if using) into the boiling water. Add the tamarind-water mixture to the pan with the cauliflower and stir in the vinegar. Season to taste with salt. Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.

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