Cauliflower Gobi, Scallion and Black Lemon Pancakes

Cauliflower florets in a tomato curry with onions, ginger and whole spices, served with savory garbanzo flour pancakes with scallions and black lemon..

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Cauliflower Gobi, Scallion and Black Lemon Pancakes

For the Pancakes

8 oz garbanzo flour
1 cup filtered water
3 tablespoons ghee or melted butter
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon black lemon
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced

Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl and allow to stand 15 minutes.  Heat ghee or butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.  Ladle in batter to form 3″ pancakes.  Cook until golden brown on both sides, then drain on paper towels.

For the Gobi

1/2 white onion, diced
6 plum tomatoes, peeled and crushed through your fingers
6 large cauliflower florets
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger
1-2 small green chiles, minced
1 teaspoon hulled cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon nigella seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon curry leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon true cinnamon nibs
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons poivron rouge
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon amchur (mango) powder
ghee or clarified butter

Sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, chiles and whole spices in ghee until fragrant, about 5 minutes.  Add turmeric, paprika, pepper and amchur and stir until thickened.

Add tomatoes, cauliflower and curry leaves and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper if necessary.

Spoon gobi over pancakes and serve immediately.

This post is part of Meatless Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns,
in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health.

5 thoughts on “Cauliflower Gobi, Scallion and Black Lemon Pancakes

  1. Jinkies! This is bordering on food porn it looks so good! I’m not sure I can get the black lemon here… do you think I could just use lime instead?

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