- Gluten Free
Why we love it:
- 1 pound Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 1⁄2 head Cauliflower
- 11⁄2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt (divided)
- 1 cup Basmati Rice (White)
- 11⁄2 cups Water
- 1 Shallot
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon Tomato Paste
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (or more to taste)
- 1 Lime (zest and juice)
- 1⁄4 cup Cilantro (chopped, optional)
- 1⁄4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (optional, for garnish)
- Naan (or pita - 4 pieces, optional for garnish)
1. BOIL POTATOES
Wash then dice potatoes into 1” pieces and place in a large pot covered with water. Bring to a boil. While that gets started, cut the cauliflower into florets and dice the stem and leaves. Add to the potatoes. Add 1 Tablespoon of salt. Boil for 10 - 13 minutes or until the potatoes are mostly tender.
Get the rice started - combine 1 cup basmati rice, 1 ½ cups water, and ½ teaspoon of salt in a small pot with tight fitting lid. Bring to a boil, then stir and reduce to the lowest possible heat. Cover and simmer for 17 minutes. When done, turn off the heat and fluff; then cover until ready to serve.
Dice the shallot into thin rings or very small dice; mince garlic. Heat the butter and vegetable oil in a large sauté pan. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the tomato paste, ground cumin, turmeric, cayenne (or more to taste), and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir the tomato and spices on the hot pan for 60 seconds.
If the potatoes are ready, continue. If the potatoes need another minute, turn off the heat on the spices until you’re ready to proceed.
Drain the potatoes and cauliflower and add immediately to the hot spices. Unlike mashed potatoes - some cooking water clinging on is ok. Toss in the pan to coat. Cook for 2 - 5 minutes.
Zest the lime over top and add lime juice, to taste. You may also want another pinch of salt.
Chop cilantro and garnish. Serve over a bed of rice. If you like, add a dollop of yogurt or serve with wedges of pita or naan.