3 Tbs canola oil
½ tsp black mustard seed
1 tsp whole cumin seed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 pound waxy potatoes
1 head cauliflower, cut into 1 1/2 inch florets
1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
¼ C water
2 to 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
Place cauliflower florets in water to soak for 30 minutes. Drain just before adding to pan.
Boil potatoes in their skins until almost tender. About 15 minutes.
Cool, peel, and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces. Set aside.
In deep, non-stick skillet, heat oil, mustard seed, and cumin seed over medium heat.
When mustard seeds pop, reduce heat to medium low, add ground cumin and coriander, and cook for 1 minute.
Add ginger, return heat to medium, and cook, stirring for 10 seconds.
Add cauliflower and fry for 3 minutes. Add 1 Tbs water, stir well, cover, and cook 4 minutes.
Add potatoes, turmeric, salt, and cayenne. Stir gently to coat the vegetables with spices. Add 3 tablespoons of water. Stir once and cover the pan. Reduce heat to low and cook for 4 minutes, or until potatoes and cauliflower are tender. Add the cilantro and toss gently. Serves 4. Serve with raw vegetables like carrots, cucumber, sprouts, and tomatoes.