About this recipe:This is a simple and easy to toss together recipe using cauliflower. Serve this dish with Indian breads such as thin rotis or naans - even a pita bread will do! Garnish with coriander if you'd like. Asofoetida can be found in some grocery stores, but will most likely be found in a specialist Indian grocery store, it is often called 'hing'.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
1 pinch asafoetida powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 pinch ground turmeric
1 hot green pepper, split down its length (optional)
Heat oil over a medium-high heat. Toss in the mustard seeds; when they start spluttering, add the asafoetida, followed by the cumin seeds, turmeric powder and the green pepper. Add the chopped tomatoes and ginger; stir and fry for a few minutes.
Add the potato, cauliflower florets, sugar and salt. Stir well and cook until the potatoes are cooked through and the cauliflower tender yet crunchy. (For a crunchier cauliflower, add it when the potatoes are just getting done but not quite finished cooking).