My husband absolutely loves this recipe, and so do I. Not only is it super speedy, incredibly easy and deliciously nourishing, but it’s one of those recipes that often gets overlooked because of how simple it is.
But don’t be too quick to judge a simple recipe, they are loved for a reason, plus they come in super handy when you are in a tight spot or don’t want to cook.
This one is an adaptation from an old Madhur Jaffrey (one of my foodie idols) recipe. It’s created using simple store cupboard ingredients but put together in such a way that it layers those familiar flavours for the ultimate comfort recipes and you guys know me, I’m all about comfort food, especially when it tastes as good as this AND gets the husband’s approval (now, if I only I could teach him how to make it!) – it’s definitely one to have up your sleeve for impromptu dinner parties with friends or quick lazy weekend dishes.
The perfect combination of texture, colour and flavour that the whole family can enjoy. But please don’t be scared about all the different spices that this recipe has, they perfectly balance each other out and means you’re able to easily adjust to your own heat and spice preference.
Black beans are an ingredient, like this recipe, that I often overlook which is something I really need to change as they are a great protein source, provide a dish and your body with a lot of fibre and can help you stay fuller, for longer, which makes this dish the ultimate lunch or dinner recipe.
If you have any black bean recipes that you absolutely love, please let me know, so I can give them a go!
I’ve paired my black beans which have been spiced with turmeric, cumin and chilli topped with golden roasted cauliflower which absorbs all the delicious flavours perfectly and then scoop it up with flatbreads (I have a quick step by step tutorial on how to make the best effortless flatbreads here) and a big fresh slaw for added crunch and texture and, of course, with a big dollop of coconut yogurt swirled on top to make it extra creamy and luxurious!
You can even serve this with roast potatoes or rice for an extra warming carb hit.
This recipe is all about the cooking time. All those wonderful spices you put in infuse into the black beans and cauliflower adding extra layers and depth of flavour to the dish. Plus, it does all its cooking for you, so you can sit back and relax and breathe in all the wonderful flavours.
I always make sure to make extra portions when creating this recipe because the flavours are even better the next day once they have had a chance to develop and infuse all the wonderful components, plus it freezes and keeps really well making it the perfect meal-prepping dish.
Just portion out and freeze in jars or individual portions and thaw overnight in the fridge – it can be kept in the freezer for a few weeks
It’s also super adaptable meaning you can use up and add any leftover veggies in the fridge on the side or swap out for your favourite ingredients.
- Swap out the black beans for chickpeas or another white bean variant.
- Try roasting broccoli instead of cauliflower for a delicious vibrant twist.
- Add a swirl of coconut yoghurt or a drizzle of tahini dressing for extra creaminess and luxury.
- If you can’t get hold of asafoetida (an Indian spice), feel free to leave out, works just as well without it.
If you like this recipe, why not give one of my other cauliflower recipes a try? This Whole Roast Cauliflower is paired with a Smokey Tomato Sauce, Chickpeas and a Cucumber Mint Dressing for a show stopping center-piece.
I’ve paired Roast Cauliflower with Courgette, Wild Garlic Pesto and a Butter Bean Saladas an homage to the wild garlic season and the lighter dishes we are now experiencing in spring.
Plus, my Smokey Cauliflower and Lentil Stewis the ultimate dish in comfort food – especially when served with flatbreads to soak up all that wonderful flavour.
I really hope you love this delicious dish as much as I do; make sure to post and tag with @rebelrecipes #rebelrecipes if you make this dish so I can see and repost your gorgeous creations!
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