Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wendell's Cauliflower Masala with Tofu

Here's another dish that Wendell made using a recipe from a Health Magazine that he saw at his doctor's office. It was yummy.


  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 6 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 pound cauliflower florets
  • medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • cloves garlic, minced (about 2 Tbsp.)
  • large jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7- or 8-oz. package prebaked tofu, cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Naan, optional
1. In a small bowl, combine coconut milk and garam masala.

2. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat until very hot; swirl to coat skillet. Add half of cauliflower and half of onion; cook, undisturbed, for 1 minute, then stir-fry for 1 minute. Transfer to a plate. Add another 2 tsp. oil; repeat with remaining cauliflower and onion.

3. Add remaining 2 tsp. oil, ginger, garlic and jalapeƱo to skillet. Stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in spices and salt; add 3/4 cup water. Return cauliflower and onion to skillet. Stir in tofu. Cover and steam until cauliflower is just tender, about 5 minutes.

4. Stir in peas and coconut milk mixture. Stir-fry until heated through, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and warm naan, if desired. 


Anonymous said...

Know where I can get garam Marsala? Looks relish in the photo!

Leslie's pics said...

cauliflowe...blech! :-\

K and S said...

sounds good!

jalna said...

Wendell said that he got the garam masala at Foodland, ms. He said it's the gourmet section and you buy it by the ounce. Maybe he means R. Field in Foodland.

You no like cauliflower, Les?

It was good, Kat, and healthy too.

Susan said...

Wow, such variety in his choice of recipes. I don't think I would have chosen that recipe, even if I was retired, lol. Now i wanna try it!

Kay said...

That Wendell is a treasure! I did make some lemon bars this weekend. I was proud of myself for trying that. It was OK. Wendell's dish is a lot healthier.

jalna said...

Yah, Susan, Wendell tries all kine stuff.

He is very handy, Kay. LOL.

Nippon Nin said...

I like cauliflower!...and my husband loves cauliflower! This is a great dish to try.

jalna said...

Me too, Akemi!

Erick said...

Looks so ono, must be the photographer.

jalna said...

Awwww . . . thanks, Erick.