How to Make Fast and Spicy Cauliflower Sabzi

Here's a basic Gujarati sabzi, a simple dry curry vegetable dish, and to speed things up, I roasted the cauliflower before cooking.

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How to Make Fast and Spicy Cauliflower Sabzi Recipe
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the cauliflower into florets.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the cauliflower into florets.

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Place them into a bowl and drizzle them with 1 Tbs of coconut oil and 1/8 tsp turmeric.

Place them into a bowl and drizzle them with 1 Tbs of coconut oil and 1/8 tsp turmeric.

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Mix everything around well so the cauliflower is coated. Place it on a baking sheet and pop it into the 400 degree oven to roast for about 20 minutes.

Mix everything around well so the cauliflower is coated. Place it on a baking sheet and pop it into the 400 degree oven to roast for about 20 minutes.

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Check in and stir it around. When it starts to get slightly crispy-looking, it's done.

Check in and stir it around. When it starts to get slightly crispy-looking, it's done.

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Take it out and set it aside. Mix together the ingredients for the Spice Paste. Whip the yogurt.

Take it out and set it aside. Mix together the ingredients for the Spice Paste. Whip the yogurt.

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Mix it with the water.

Mix it with the water.

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Add in the Kashmiri chili, garam masala, turmeric, and coriander powder.

Add in the Kashmiri chili, garam masala, turmeric, and coriander powder.

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 Mix it together well. Slit the serrano chilies.

Mix it together well. Slit the serrano chilies.

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Crush the shallot and chop the ginger.

Crush the shallot and chop the ginger.

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In a skillet or kadhai heat 2 Tbs of vegetable oil.

In a skillet or kadhai heat 2 Tbs of vegetable oil.

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 When the oil is hot toss in the 2 slit serrano chilies. Let them sizzle for about 10 seconds then take them out and set them aside.

When the oil is hot toss in the 2 slit serrano chilies. Let them sizzle for about 10 seconds then take them out and set them aside.

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Now add in the cumin seeds.

Now add in the cumin seeds.

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When the seeds start to crackle  add in the ginger, shallot, dried red chili and saute everything for about 2 minutes.

When the seeds start to crackle add in the ginger, shallot, dried red chili and saute everything for about 2 minutes.

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Now add the chopped onion...

Now add the chopped onion...

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...and diced tomato.

...and diced tomato.

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Let them saute for about 2 minutes then pour in your spice paste.

Let them saute for about 2 minutes then pour in your spice paste.

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Mix it in well and cook it until it starts to thicken and the oil seperates.

Mix it in well and cook it until it starts to thicken and the oil seperates.

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Now add in the previously roasted cauliflower.

Now add in the previously roasted cauliflower.

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Cook it until the cauliflower is warm again and cooked through.

Cook it until the cauliflower is warm again and cooked through.

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Check it for seasoning and serve it up. Garnish it with the serrano chilies and sprinkle it with the chopped fresh cilantro.

Check it for seasoning and serve it up. Garnish it with the serrano chilies and sprinkle it with the chopped fresh cilantro.

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Just don't eat the serranos.  The cauliflower and the spice paste can be made ahead. This dish makes a great lunch or dinner side. Enjoy it with rice, chapattis or any American main course.

Just don't eat the serranos. The cauliflower and the spice paste can be made ahead. This dish makes a great lunch or dinner side. Enjoy it with rice, chapattis or any American main course.

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