Cauliflower Magic to Lighten those Dark Winter Days: A Recipe

When my digestion is out of sorts I prepare this soup. The other evening my digestive system was feeling quite tender and vulnerable I craved something soothing, easy to digest, something that would warm and nourish my tender stomach.

I hope that this will nourish you as much as I feel nourished by it. I have made and enjoyed it three times hence.

Cauliflower Balm for Winter Days

5 cups pure water
2 pinches cumin seeds
2 pinches aseofetida
2 pinches fennel seeds
2 pinches ginger powder
3 pinches turmeric powder
1 pinch ground black pepper or long black pepper
4 cups cauliflower florets
2 pinches celtic sea salt
1 generous teaspoon ghee

Let the water boil with all of the spices for 4-5 minutes. Add the cauliflower florets and also some of the green leaves surrounding the cauliflower. Make sure to take the leaf away from the thick stem.

Cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes. Test with a fork to ensure the cauliflower is tender.

Pour all into a blender, add ghee and blend.

Serve plain, or garnish with fresh sunflower or mung sprouts or with grated raw cauliflower.

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5 responses to “Cauliflower Magic to Lighten those Dark Winter Days: A Recipe

  1. Yummo!! Sounds delicious! May try this tonight! Thank you xoxox

    • Hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Great on a cold, wet, wintery night

      buon appetito


      • Dear Hazel,

        a dear friend of mine reminded me that I had not explained that asafoetida (hing) is a spice often used in Ayurvedic and Indian cooking.

        You can buy it at any Indian grocery store. There is one in Market street in the city (just off Gouger Street near the Central Market), one on Prospect Road, there used to be one at Marryatville on Kensington Road and I am certain many, many other locations. Good luck with your search.

        Cheers Danyse

  2. PS. what is aseofetida??

    • Thanks Hazel,

      hope you enjoyed the recipe.

      Asafoetida is an Indian spice, also known as Hing. See my comment above about locations in Adelaide to purchase it.

      It is a very powerful stimulant for the digestion. It’s highly pungent and has a distinctive sulphurous smell that disappears on cooking.

      It is very helpful for many disorders such as constipation,flatulence, abdominal swelling,arthritis, parasites and intestinal discomfort and pain. Many other disorders also.

      Use just a little, no more than a large pinch, and add it to your cooking. I use it usually at the beginning of a soup or stew or curry adding it to the ghee or oil along with other spices for great taste and helpful health advantages.


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