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Easy Cauliflower Curry

This Quick And Easy Cauliflower Curry is so tasty and requires eleven ingredients – wanna guess where I managed to find them all?

Quick And Easy Cauliflower Curry

Last week, my daughter got away with pulling the wool over my eyes.
You see, last week she came home and told me that we (as in she and I) were to work on her senior locker strip.
Ok, cool. Another fun project to do together, I thought.

We set aside Friday night to do it. And, when Friday night arrived, we Jackson-Pollocked the heck out of her locker strip. We then got misty eyed going through old pictures trying to find some to strategically place over our painted masterpiece – along with little bubble quotes and all.

Where has the time gone
Quick And Easy Cauliflower Curry

Then, when I was getting ready to head to her school during the designated time slot to hang the strip up, my daughter insisted on accompanying me.
Ok, cool. Another fun ride together, I thought.
But, when I got there I was confused that she was the only other high schooler there. I happened to ask another parent and was told that the locker strip was something that parents worked on to surprise their kids! Oh gosh! Up until then I thought only beets could turn my olive skin that shade of red!

I looked over at my daughter and she said “mom, you’re a foreigner, your high school experience was different, don’t worry, all my friends with foreign parents did the same thing I did – we helped” and she gave me a big grin! I wanted to remind her that I’d been here longer than she has, but, I was speechless. It always amazes me how much my kid notices what and who I am at my core. For one thing, she was right. All these banners and rings and jackets and photo sessions to celebrate high school weren’t part of my high school experience. And, most of my friends who are from here have younger kids so it didn’t even occur to me to ask them. I dropped the ball, big time!

Quick And Easy Cauliflower Curry

So, I was determined that I wasn’t going to drop the ball that night when I whipped up dinner. She wanted a vegetarian cauliflower curry and I figured I’d pull one together with mustard seeds and caraway seeds (like my mom sometimes does). And…guess where I found ALL the ingredients that went into this curry? Yes – at Walmart! They are becoming like the Trader Joes of the big chain supermarkets! Their spice section has started carrying all kinds of stuff – like even caraway seeds – something I used to be able to get only at a South Asian Store I frequent.

This Cauliflower Curry is so simple and whips up in about 20 minutes! My daughter actually ended up introducing spoonfuls of this curry to her pie hole sans the naan pictured. Then she used the naan to “wipe” her plate clean and tried to pull the wool over my eyes again by trying to convince me that she had washed her plate – what is it with kids and dishes??

When was the last time you had the wool pulled over YOUR eyes?

Quick And Easy Cauliflower Curry

Quick Easy Cauliflower Curry

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 red onion - chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tsps mustard seeds
  • 1 cauliflower head (cut up into florets)
  • 13.5 oz coconut milk can
  • 12.5 oz tomato paste can
  • 2.5 tsps coriander powder
  • 2 tsps cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper to taste and cilantro to garnish
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil


  1. Add the olive oil and onions to a pan over medium heat.
  2. Let onions cook for about 10 minutes, then add in the garlic, ginger, caraway seeds, mustard seeds, coriander, cumin, and turmeric and saute for 2-3 minutes or till mustard seeds begin to "dance" around in the pan
  3. Turn the heat up a tad and then add in the cauliflower florets, coconut milk, tomato paste and let mixture simmer for about 7 minutes. 
  4. Remove from stove, season with salt and pepper and garnish with cilantro and enjoy with naan or rice.

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Quick And Easy Cauliflower Curry

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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

awww what a sweet daughter you have! I loved reading this story. Just so cute. This meal is everything! Sounds so tasty.


Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

Hey SHASH - I'm so teary about your girl and that locker strip. Teary and speechless. Truth be told, I didn't know what a locker strip was either. So maybe you're not so foreign and it's just a GA thang? Mebbe mebbe mebbe. I love this beautiful curry - the perfect dinner after a sweet time fixing up lockers. I love all the pics. Sweet sweet. Thanks for sharing your life my friend, so enjoy it. XO

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Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

Oh my goodness Shashi. Yum!

But what really gets me about this recipe (and your photographs) is just how delicious that sauce looks in all its gleamingness!

If only the internet was a real window and I could just reach inside the screen and grab that bowl of curry! :-)

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

I think that was kind of your daughter to do! And as for this curry, I might have to give it a go tonight for our dinner :)

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