CAVOLFIORE E CECI CON SEMI DI SENAPE or CAULIFLOWER AND CHICKPEAS AND MUSTARD SEEDS

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I have been thinking about making something with mustard seeds for quite while now. I have managed to find both black and yellow mustard seeds after quite a lot of searching, I like mustard quite a lot, not necessarily all types because some of them are just too sweet for my liking but the stronger ones that make your nose icy inside (that’s how it feels like for me at least) are nice to eat! But unfortunately I’m quite alone in this family, no one is that keen on it but this dish won the liking of Marco. It isn’t that strong but you can feel the taste of the mustard in the background and the creaminess of the chickpeas smoothes it down.


CAVOLFIORE E CECI CON SEMI DI SENAPE or CAULIFLOWER AND CHICKPEAS AND MUSTARD SEEDS

1 head of cauliflower, I used Romanescu cabbage because it is not only beautiful, it is really nice tasting as well but this works well with normal cauliflower as well
2 medium onions
200 gr cooked chickpeas
4 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
1 tbsp black mustard seeds
Salt
Olive oil

– Chop the onion finely and fry it gently in a skillet or in a wok together with the yellow mustard seeds in some olive oil.
– Divide the cauliflower into small florets add these and salt to the skillet/wok. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
– Add the chickpeas and go on cooking, stirring often. If you want you can add a little bit of water, in this way it soften faster.
– When the cauliflower florets are soft, you add the black mustard seeds, stir and serve it.

cauliflower and chick peas

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