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Smothered Purple Cauliflower

Purple cauliflower gets its beautiful colour from a natural pigment called anthocyanin. Though its taste is similar to white cauliflower, the pigment increases its nutrition value and makes it a healthier option. When cooked, it takes on a deeper hue. Here is a simple way to cook this vegetable to enjoy its natural flavours.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

3-4 dried red chilli peppers, cut into 2-3 pieces

500g purple cauliflower, washed and cut into medium florets

Salt to taste

Method

  1. Place a medium pan on medium-low heat. Add the oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and stir for a few seconds before adding the red chilli peppers. Stir until the red chilli turns a shade darker in colour.
  3. Add the cauliflower florets and salt. Mix. Cover the pan, turn the heat to low, and cook until the florets are tender. Stir occasionally, and add a splash of water, if required, to prevent burning.
  4. Remove from the heat and serve hot.

Natural Banana-Choco Ice cream (Vegan)

Made with wholesome ingredients, this is totally dairy-free and sugar-free yet creamy and spoon licking good!!

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Serves 2

Ingredients

4 medium bananas

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

A pinch of salt

6 to 10 pitted dates (depending on your preference for sweetness)

1 teaspoon cocoa powder or more to taste

Roasted cashew nuts for topping (optional)

Method

  1. Peel and cut the bananas into smallish pieces. Place in an airtight container.
  2. Add the lime juice, vanilla essence and salt. Mix well and freeze the bananas for a couple of hours.
  3. When you are ready to make the ice cream, thaw the bananas for 10 minutes before transferring them to an electric blender. Add the dates and cocoa powder and blend until smooth.
  4. Transfer to the container. The mixture will have the texture of a thick milk shake. Freeze for 15 to 30 minutes, until it hardens slightly.
  5. Serve topped with cashew nuts.
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