Hot garlic sauce with capsicum and cauliflower

This is a vegetarian dish, but you could add a non vegetarian component and the recipe would hold beautifully.

Cauliflower- 450 grams after cleaning
Capsicum- 2 large, diced
Onions – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
Spring onions – the greens, about five stalks
Tomato sauce – 8 tablespoons
Chilli sauce – 2 tablespoons
Star anise – 2
Green chillies – 3, finely chopped
Ginger- 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
Garlic – 2 teaspoons, finely chopped
Corn flour – 1 tablespoon
Sugar – a pinch
Soy sauce – half a teaspoon
Red food colouring – 1/8 teaspoon
Magi cube – if large, then one
Salt to taste

Break the cauliflower into bite size pieces and wash it. The best way to get the crawly insects out(if any) is to soak it in salt water. Chop the capsicum into thumb nail sized dices and mince the onions.

In a pan heat oil and add the star anise. When the oils are released (the aroma hits your nose) add the chillies, garlic and ginger and stir fry this till they are lightly brown. Now add the tomato sauce, chilli sauce and soy sauce with the Maggi cube and two cups of water. Bring this to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook for a minute. At this stage the food colouring could be introduced.

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