Spicy cauliflower and potatoes

Try this recipe to warm yourself up


  • 450g potatoes
  • 450 cauliflower
  • 5 cm piece fresh root ginger
  • 1 hot green chilli
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper


Peel the potatoes and cut into large chunks. Boil for just 8 minutes then drain. Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Peel and chop the onions and ginger. Slice the chilli (discard the seeds for a milder flavour). Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and ginger. Cook until soft and brown. Mix in the chilli and spices and cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring. Now add the potatoes and cauliflower. Stir to coat them in the spice mixture. Season with salt and pepper and stir in 3 tablespoons of water. Cover with lid and leave to cook gently over a medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Should the mixture become dry, add a little water.

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