Friday, February 26, 2010

Big Family Dinner #2

We're having 19 people over our house tonight for dinner.  I'm having so much fun planning the menu.  I really enjoy trying new recipes and sharing them with willing friends and family. 

So here's what's on tap for this week:
Challah and Grape Juice
Celery and Parsely Root Soup (recipe in a prior post)
Raw Cauliflower Korma (recipe in today's post)
Tabbouleh (recipe in yesterday's post)
Toby's Refreshing Salad (recipe in a prior post)
Talapia with Mustard and Capers (recipe in a prior post)

Raw Cauliflower Korma

If you love Indian food and are searching for low calorie, healthier alternatives to hit that spot, then this is a great recipe for you.  I'm going to serve it tonight at a family dinner and I'm sure that some people will love this recipe and others will hate it.  It's spicy and has that Indian curry thing going on.

1 Small Carrot, Chopped 1/4-1/2 cup
1 Small onion, chopped 1/4-1/2 cup
2 tablespoons Water
2 tablespoons Mild curry powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 small red bell pepper
1 small handful cashew nuts
1 sprinkle turmeric
1 sprinkle cumin
1 clove garlic

½ head Cauliflower
½ cup raisins - divided
1 tomato, chopped
1 large date or 2 small

Put all ingrediants except the cauliflower and 1/4 cup of the raisins in the blender and whizz at a high speed until combined, the mixture should be thick but run off the back of a spoon – add more water if required.  (I'm not sure if I would attempt this in a regular blender.  My VitaMix Blender pureed all of the ingredients in seconds and without a hassle.  For this step, you may opt for using your food processor if you don't own one.)  Curry Sauce complete.

Wash and cut your cauliflower into smallish pieces.  Whiz in a food processor until cauliflower is the consistency of rice  but not as small as cous cous – this is personal preference though, any size would work.

In a bowl add the cauliflower, 1/4 cup raisins and then mix in your curry sauce…. Eat!

I rolled a dollop of the korma into a romaine leaf and laid them out on a platter.  You could serve it with other veg or some bread or crackers.


QZB said...

The dishes look delicious, and your living room looks amazing with the round tables! Have a fun evening!!

Annette said...

love the wood floors! I've been having a love affair w/ ezekiel bread for quite some time...great english muffins...and the corn tortillas are the best!

Wendy said...

Thanks guys! It was a lively, fun night.

I have loved everything that I have tried from Ezekial (is that the brand name or the product name?)except for the pasta. It was really weird.

Jessica said...

The snow outside ALMOST could be sun streaming in your windows. And, I hate to say it, but...the hamentaschen really got me going!

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