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Dezaan Cauliflower Mole Pattern
Part 1: For Mole:
  • 3 pcs each of the following mixed dried chilli:

-- Guajillo -- Ancho -- Pasilla

  • 160g Onion (chopped) (a medium onion)
  • 6 Cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2-3 tomatoes (charred & diced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 20g Nut butter
  • 960ml vegetable stock
  • 0.5 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • 0.5 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar (caster)
  • 50-70g Tablespoons of Crimson Red (quantity of powder is by taste preference) (recommendations 70g for a more intense flavor)

Cocoa Suggestions: True Gold for lighter flavor & fruitiness (draw out fruitiness of chillies)

  1. Using shears and gloves, open up dried chillies. Remove stems & seeds.
  2. Cut up the chillies, place in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow them to soak for 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a large (deep) saucepan, sweat onions with oil until soft. (medium to high heat)
  4. Lower heat to low/medium heat. Add in tomatoes, garlic and tomato paste.
  5. Stir nut butter, vegetable stock and spices. Stir until combined.
  6. Add soaked chillies and the soaking liquid. Bring to a gently simmer.
  7. Once ingredients have been combined, blend using an immersion blender (hand-blender). Blend until smooth.
  8. Simmer for an hour.
  9. Add Cocoa powder and stir (addition of cocoa powder can be adjusted by personal taste)
  10. Mole should be thick and very aromatic.
  11. Enjoy on some roasted vegetables or meat enchiladas.
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Part 2: Assemble:

__For Roasted Vegetables: __

  1. Clean & cut preferred vegetables.
  2. If using Cauliflower, pre-cook by boiling to crudite texture.
  3. Strain & season with olive oil & salt. Roast in oven to achieve a nice coloring.
  4. Take out of oven and allow to cool down slightly.
  5. Plate mole in a circular shape onto plate.
  6. Place roasted vegetables in a decorative manner over the top of the mole.
  7. Finish with beatcress & a couple of halved blackberries.


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