Ok so what’s the deal with cauliflower being so expensive these days? What is the deal?!?!?! Last week I made this amazing Curry Cauliflower Recipe with cauliflower I bought on sale. But here is the thing, the sale price is what I remember the regular price being not so long ago. I get it, inflation or maybe there was something up with the cauliflower crop? But what I think has happened to my beloved cauliflower is the internet… Somehow cauliflower became famous. It’s just like chicken wings. They use to be so cheap. Now? Not so much. Sigh, can a chicken wing and cauliflower loving mama live!
I digress. One of my favorite “spices” to work with is curry. Well known in Asian and Caribbean cooking, curry comes in a variety of styles from sweet, to OMG spices to milk and wonderful. You can purchase curry that originates from different parts of the world. Even my country of heritage, Jamaica, has its own style of curry. Now don’t get mad my fellow Jamaicans but my favorite curry is Indian curry.
And now for the recipe. I didn’t want to steam my cauliflower this time around so I decided on either roasted curry cauliflower or fried curry cauliflower. The fried curry cauliflower recipe won because “hormones” and the need for something on the cheat side of things was calling. I have no regrets at all. This recipe takes about 5 minutes of prep time including washing and chopping the cauliflower, seasoning it and preparing the batter. Depending on how many cauliflower florets you have, the cooking process will take an additional 15-20 minutes. I batter the florets jut before adding to the pot so the process is continuous but still easy.
I served this as a side to my Roasted Potato Medley and with brown stew pork chops. The hubs raved about the entire meal and even confessed to eating a bunch of the cauliflower while I was putting the tot down for her nap. He is a total “I don’t eat that” type of dude so when he went back for seconds and thirds and asked me to make this again, you know this curry cauliflower recipe is a winner. The tot loved it too. I even gave the baby a few cut up florets as finger food for a few days. No allergy to curry over here so yippee! Be sure to use a light on the spicy curry when making this so the kids can enjoy.
Curry Cauliflower Recipe
Season, batter and fry
- 1 cauliflower, broken into florets
- 1 cup flower
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tablespoons curry powder, divided
- 1 cup cooking oil, as needed
- In a large bowl, season cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of curry powder plus salt and pepper.
- In a seperate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and flower. Whisk in the remaining curry powder.
- Heat oil in skillet.
- In batches dip cauliflower florets in batter.
- Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once.
- Place on a lined plate and then repeat until all cauliflower is fried.
- Garnish with fresh or dried parsley.
- Serve immediately.
Although curry is often referred to as a spice, it is actual a blend of spices ranging from cumin, marsala, clove, coriander, curry leaf, chilli pepper and more. What’s in a curry will vary based on where it was blended. Curry also comes in various colors. Traditionally it is a dark mustard color but you can also find green and red curries.
Are you a cauliflower fan? How do you prepare it?