Quick, easy, and an old favorite!
Preparation time: 2 minutes if using frozen, 30 minutes if using fresh vegetables
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
You need: 1 medium-sized cauliflower, cut into florets (or one bag frozen); 1 cup fresh or frozen peas; 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds); 1/2 tsp each of haldi (turmeric) and lal mirch (red chili powder); salt to taste.
How to: Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. When it is hot, reduce the heat to medium-high and add the jeera, haldi, and lal mirch. When the jeera starts to sputter, add the cauliflower, peas, and salt. Stir well, until coated with the turmeric (it will turn yellow). Add upto 1/4 cup water, stir briefly, and cover (Add a little water, let it cook covered for about 3-4 minutes, see if it is “catching” on the bottom, if so, add a little more, and so on). Let it cook for about 10 minutes, and check to see if it is done. (Try to cut a piece off the cauliflower with the spoon. If it is easily done, your vegetables are cooked). Once it is cooked, let any remaining water cook off.
Serve with rice or roti.