More and more cauliflowers are in shops and markets these days. Although it’s spring in calendar now, I can’t wait the proper warm sunny days! (Will that ever happen in the UK?)
Cauliflower has never been on the list of my regular shopping, as I always go for broccoli instead of cauliflower. But the other day when shopping, I just felt like trying this seasonal vegetable. And it is always exciting to try something you are not used to!
I don’t know how many of you have gram flour in your kitchen cupboard, but this is such a nutritious flour. David introduced this to me when we first met, as he used to make pancakes with it. The pancakes were never really something I loved, as I was not so keen on the texture and the taste, until several months ago. And now, I am in love with this flour. This flour is made from ground garbanzo beans (or chick peas) and contains 20% protein (this varies depending on the make), so is really a good & quick source of protein. For those of you who want to avoid eating gluten, this flour is for you. Whenever I feel like eating pancakes, but don’t feel like eating wheat, I make quick pancakes by mixing this flour and water. So easy!
This omelette has a thick, real omelette like texture and fills you up. You can make your own version by adding different spices, minced garlic, whatever you can think of. So try it!
There is a strange and interesting story here. I was on the phone with David today, and the conversation went like this.(Note: Gram flour pancake has been a very common thing between us. So I was a little proud and excited to tell him about the omelette.)
‘I made an omelette with gram flour the other day. Was soo nice. I’m going to put it on my blog’
‘Yes I made an omelette the other day, too. Very thick one. With some chopped up vegetables in a blender. ‘
‘Really? That’s exactly what I did!
We didn’t know that the other had the same idea and until this conversation. But it’s so funny that we had a very very similar idea in each of our head in such a short space of time. According to him, even if we are not aware, we are connected on a conscious level and that’s why this happened. Interesting. And in the end, he wanted to emphasize that I copied his idea! Well, that’s is never what I consciously did!
1/2 cup gram flour
1/2 cup water
1+1/2 cup cauliflower, chopped very finely (Easy in a food processor. This equals about 1/4 of a whole cauliflower head.)
1/8 cup frozen peas
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp grated ginger
Oil for frying
1. In a bowl, put the flour and add a little water to make a paste. Add the rest of the water little by little as you stir it. If you add the water at once, the mixture will go lumpy so this process is very important!
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.
3. Heat a frying pan and put the oil.
4. Pour the mixture into the pan and place the lid. Keep the heat medium-low throughout the cooking. You want to cook the omelette gently and slowly.
5. When you see the edge of the omelette hardened, turn it over and cook the other side with the lid on. Done!