This is my entry for Spicy Tasty's Fortune Cooking Contest. I wanted to do a combination of my zodiac sign along with my boyfriends, as this month is his birthday. We go very well together, as does the eggplant (Taurus) and cauliflower (Cancer) in this dish...
Taurus Man & Cancer Woman The Cancer lady knows that the way to man's heart is through his stomach and the Taurus has his stomach in just the right spot. Love at first taste ... :-) (Source: AquarianAge Romance )
This match can definitely lead to "the real thing" with a little loving care. He loves your imagination, which encourages him to be more creative in romancing you. You will satisfy each other’s deep emotional needs. He wants a private and protected love bubble to cuddle in, and that’s just what you’re looking for. He is very sure of himself and where he’s going, and that makes you feel all warm and safe. You will have a few problems when he tries to control things, but if you can get past them you could truly find love here. ( Source: Jellybean's Astro-Soulmate Guide )
Astrologically, it would be hard to manifest a better match-homebody Cancer Girl loves to share good times with her close friends and family, and hanging out is an important part of her routine. Luckily, Taurus boy feels exactly the same way, and you'll spend many peaceful moments together. ( Source: FUNgirl - Astrology )
I especially love the first paragraph :D I adapted this recipe from Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking.
- 1 pound eggplant
- 1 pound cauliflower
- 2 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup tomato puree
- 1 tbs. lime juice
- 1 tbs. grated ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 2 tbs. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. cumin seed
- 1 tsp. garam masala
Broil or grill eggplant until skin is blistered. Place in large bowl, covering with plastic wrap and let stand 30 minutes. Remove skin and mash until smooth. Meanwhile, steam cauliflower until soft and mash along with eggplant.
Stir in ground coriander, ground cumin, salt, cayenne, turmeric, 1/2 cup onion, tomato sauce, lime juice, ginger and 1/4 cup cilantro.
Heat vegetable oil in large skillet. Add cumin seeds and sizzle 30 seconds. Add 2 tbs. onion and sautee 2 to 3 minutes, until golden.
Add eggplant mixture and fry 15 to 20 minutes or until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Stir in garam masala and remove from heat.
Serve sprinkled with remaining onion and cilantro.