Quick curried cauliflower

    20 min

    A mixture of yogurt, mayo and curry powder is spread on a whole head of cauliflower. It is then cooked in the microwave for a quick vegetable side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 head cauliflower
    • 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    • 4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons curry powder, or more to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Remove core from cauliflower, but leaving enough core that it remains whole.
    2. Mix mayonnaise, Greek yogurt and curry powder in a bowl.
    3. Spread curry mixture over cauliflower head to cover; place in deep microwave-safe bowl and cover the bowl with a plate.
    4. Cook on High in microwave until cauliflower is tender, 9 to 15 minutes; let stand covered for 2 minutes.
    5. Cut in quarters and serve.

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    While I love each of the individual ingredients, I wasn't a big fan of cauliflower prepared this way. It definitely was simple, but I found the end result was dry with weird pasty areas where the curry mixture had cooked on top of cauliflower. It just seemed like the mixture should have been very evenly and thinly spread over the cauliflower to prevent the clumpy texture. I ended up scraping some of the mixture off after it was cooked. The tops had tons of curry flavor, while the rest of the florets were still white with no flavor. A sprinkle of salt definitely improved things. I almost would have preferred heating the sauce separately and using it as a dip for the cooked cauliflower. Thanks for sharing your recipe Griz!  -  12 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this recipe! Simple to make, good curry flavour and quite an eye catching presentation. Especially in my white square bowl, one head of cauliflower really stands out. Have made several times. Plan to experiment with different spices ion place of curry.  -  21 Oct 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Edible, but not a fan. I did cook in oven instead of microwave. Followed recipe then put a little water in bottom of casserole dish, covered with foil and baked. The sauce kind of dried up on the cauliflower. Luckily, I had extra sauce (which is tasty) to slather on after cooked. Might make again and microwave.  -  06 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)