Everyday cauliflower gets a flavorful kick from cumin and mustard seeds, ginger, garlic, and chiles.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over highheat in a large skillet. Add spices and cookuntil fragrant and golden, 30 seconds to1 minute. Stir in the onion, 3 tablespoonsginger, 3 tablespoons garlic, and 3/4 teaspoonsalt. Cook until onions are tenderand golden at the edges, 4 to 6 minutes.Remove from pan and set aside.
Wash and dry pan and return to medium-highheat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; heat untilshimmering. Add half the cauliflower andbrown on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Removefrom pan, and repeat with remaining oil,cauliflower, ginger, and garlic.
Combine batches of cauliflower in pan.Add water and remaining salt. Bring to asimmer, cover, and cook until tender, 5 to 7minutes. Stir in chickpeas and chiles; cookuncovered until chickpeas are heatedthrough and liquid is gone, about 3 minutes.
Stir in onions and serve.