Preparation / Directions:
1 medium yellow onion, minced 1 green apple, cored and minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 8 whole shallots, peeled 2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger 2 tbsp. good-quality curry powder 1 tbsp. flour 1 14-oz. can coconut milk 1 16-oz. can chickpeas (garbonzo beans), drained 1 lb. spinach, coarsely chopped
Parboil cauliflower in a large pot for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse. Repeat process with potatoes, set both aside. Heat butter in skillet over medium-high heat.
Additions, apples, garlic, shallots, ginger, and cook until onions are golden, about 10 minutes. Add curry powder to the skillet and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture starts to brown (dark), about 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook another 2 minutes. Add coconut milk, chickpeas, cauliflower, potatoes, and 1/2 cup water. Lower heat to medium, cover, and cook 15 minutes. Add spinach, cover, and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Serve warm over rice with raisins, flaked coconut, chopped cilantro, and toasted cashews on the side.
How to clarify butter in one sentence: Heat 10 tbsp. butter over medium heat until it foams, then skim the foam off. What's left is clarified butter.
Notes: A high-quality curry powder is essential in this recipe. Some large supermarket chains will carry a great English brand (authorized by the Queen, no less) called Sherman'