Remove the lid and add the cauliflower and peas. Give the pan a good stir and simmer, uncovered, until the cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. The liquid will evaporate almost completely-keep stirring so the curry doesn't burn. Sprinkle with an additional pinch of garam masala and season the curry with salt. Serve immediately.
Indian Cuisine 101: Garam Masala is an Indian spice blend of up to 12 different spices including cardamom, nutmeg, and black peppercorns. Add to curries near the end of cooking for a kick or sprinkle over the plated dish as garnish. Spice shopping spot: Assad Grocery is located at 1268-IJK Midtown Executive Homes, U.N. Avenue, Paco, Manila (tel. nos.: 526-5034, 526-1349); 5 Thaddeus Arcade, Gil Fernando St., Marikina City (tel. no.: 645-1596).