Gobi Taka Tak (Cauliflower Sauteed with Peppers, Tomato & Yogurt)
Adapted from Suvir Saran.
  • vegetable oil to fill the bottom of your wok or fry pan to about 1 inch depth
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower (or equivalent broccoflower), cored and cut into small florets
  • 1 scant t cumin seeds
  • 1 small-medium onion, diced
  • salt to taste
  • 2 inch piece ginger, peeled and minced (I had to sub pickled baby ginger, rinsed, and it actually worked great)
  • 4-6 cloves garlic
  • ½ fresh hot chile pepper, minced, optional (I always leave out bc of Alex)
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • 2 t garam masala
  • ½ t cayenne pepper or paprika, to heat preference
  • ⅔ cup plain yogurt, whole fat, preferably Greek yogurt or similarly thickened/strained
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, finely chopped (can use green, but I like sweeter colored ones)
  • 4 small tomatoes, finely chopped (I used frozen from last summer)
  • 1-2 T fresh chopped cilantro
  1. Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium high heat. When it is shimmering hot, add the cauliflower and stir fry it, pushing and flipping it gently to make sure it is evenly cooked. After about 7 minutes (could be longer if your pieces are bigger), when the cauliflower is tender crisp, remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel (toss the paper towel after a few moments so they do not sit in the drained oil).
  2. Discard all but a film of the oil and add cumin seeds. Let them darken and become fragrant, about 1 minute. Then add the onion with a pinch of salt and stir fry for 5 minutes, until the edges of the onions start to turn brown.
  3. Add the minced ginger, garlic, and optional fresh chile pepper and cook for an additional minute, still stirring. Then add the ground cumin, garam masala, cayenne/paprika, and yogurt and cook for 2 minutes, stirring to combine.
  4. Add the bell pepper, tomatoes and cooked cauliflower and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt with the veggies, and then taste again for salt at the end of the 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with basmati rice or some sort of pilaf.
Recipe by The Spiced Life at https://www.thespicedlife.com/gobi-taka-tak-cauliflower-sauteed-with-peppers-tomato-yogurt-served-over-a-lentil-pilaf/