Curried Cauliflower and Sweet Peas with Indian Spinach with Tofu and Chickpeas


Ingredients:

    Curried Cauliflower and Sweet Peas
  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 1/2 Red or Yellow Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (small-medium)
  • 1 1/2 cup Frozen Peas (about 3/4 Package)
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Curry
  • 1 tsp Sumac (salt alternative)
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard (not powder)
  • Black pepper (to taste)

 
Indian Spinach Sautee with Tofu and Chickpeas

  • 2 Packages Chopped Frozen Organic Spinach
  • 1/2 Red or Yellow Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (small-medium)
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Package Firm Tofu
  • 2 cups Pre Cooked or Canned Chickpeas
  • 1/8 tsp Garam Masala (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Curry
  • 1 tsp Sumac (salt alternative)
  • Black pepper (to taste)

 
Preparation:
The great thing about these dishes is that they fully complement one another AND they are vegetable based and have no oil so they are very nutrient rich without being calorie dense. They also contain a lot of fiber and are filling without being heavy. If that weren’t enough, they are also vegan/vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, low calorie AND easy to make side by side. Here’s how:

Chop your 1.5 onions and put about 3/4 in a big sautee pan or wok, the remaining onion should go in a smaller pan. While you steam these with a touch of water (only about a tbsp each), separate your cauliflower into smaller “flowers” and place in a pot of boiling water. Сover and boil for about 10 minutes or until all parts of the cauliflower are softened.

While Cauliflower is cooking, use a garlic press to press garlic into the pans. (2 cloves each). Then add peas to the small pan and stir occasionally until defrosted.

Cube tomatoes and tofu and add to the large pan. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Defrost spinach if not yet defrosted, either using a microwave or by boiling the bag as directed. Add spinach, chick peas and spices to the large pan and stir occasionally.

While spinach dish cooks over low heat, remove cauliflower from water and place in a food processor or large bowl. Process by pulsing until almost smooth. (A hand blender can also be used if you do not have a food processor.) Next mix in onion, garlic and sweet pea mixture along with spices.

Once both dishes are seasoned to your liking, you are ready to serve! While delicious on their own, they are also great served with a toasted bread or brown rice. Enjoy!!!