Baked Curry Cauliflower

by Laurel on October 22, 2012

I had a big head of cauliflower from my CSA farm-share delivery I picked up last week. It was kind of staring at me all week and I didn’t know what to do with it until yesterday. Cauliflower is really versatile but it’s very mild on flavor, so it’s a great vegetable to use for experimenting with spices and cooking techniques. I whipped up this simple recipe last night and was really happy with the way it turned out. The Indian curry spices made our apartment smell amazing and it was I love the added crunch of the almonds on top.

What’s your favorite way to eat cauliflower?

Baked Curry Cauliflower
(makes 4-6 servings)

Baked Curry Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup roasted almonds
1 heaping tsp. curry spices (such as Frontier’s Indian Curry spice mix)
1/2 small onion
2 garlic cloves

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Chop up the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and spread out in a medium-sized casserole dish.  Thin-slice the onion and finely chop the garlic and add them to the dish with the cauliflower. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, salt, and curry spices. Pour on top of the vegetables, and toss together with clean hands to make sure all the vegetables are coated.

Using a food processor, process the almonds on high for 10-15 seconds to reduce to a coarse meal (don’t process too long, because you want the almonds to still have some crunch). Sprinkle the almonds on top of everything in the casserole dish. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Note: If you don’t have a food processor, just chop up the almonds with a knife.

Raw cauliflower

Chopping up the raw cauliflower

Indian curry spices by Frontier

Indian curry spices by Frontier (notice it's a salt-free blend b/c we're adding salt separately)

Coconut milk, curry spices, and salt for cauliflower

Coconut milk, curry spices, and salt, ready to be whisked together

Cauliflower, onion, garlic, and coconut spices before adding almonds

Cauliflower, onions, garlic, and spiced coconut milk on top (before adding ground almonds)

Curry Cauliflower, before baking

With added almonds on top, ready to be baked!

Baked Curry Cauliflower, in the pan

Serving it up from my pan. Messy and delicious!

Baked Curry Cauliflower
Baked Curry Cauliflower
Baked Curry Cauliflower
Baked Curry Cauliflower
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{ 5 comments }

MANUEL DESOUSA October 26, 2012 at 8:59 am

great healthy recipes

Neil Butterfield October 29, 2012 at 1:15 am

Sounds absolutely delicious. My favorite way to eat cauliflower is smothered with cheese sauce toppped with chili spice.

Ramon Chiropractor October 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

I wish I could try this recipe, but I already know that my dad would crinkle his nose and dismiss it entirely because the flavors would be too exotic for his taste. Aside from this, what’s your recipe suggestion for cauliflower?

Laurel October 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Thanks Neil. Let me know if you try this one out!

Ramon, if your dad doesn’t like exotic flavors like curry, you could try other spices like a Mexican spice blend or Italian spice blend in here. Really anything would work. Let me know.

Cheers, Laurel

Dave January 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

That looks like a great recipe, I may have to try it, seeing as my wife decided to become a vegetarian for New Years I am looking for tasty ways to make things

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