I’ve been living life all wrong and I realized this today. Why eat mashed potatoes when everyone knows they are so filled with calories when you can have a wonderful substitute which is so much better for you and that much more delicious? I realized that potatoes are so not the way to the heart but cauliflower is.
For dinner tonight I’ve made cauliflower mash with a tofu curry. This meal is extremely easy and so good. Keep in mind that I did not even have all the spices needed, so if I find it good how it is then imagine what it would be like with the correct spices! Heaven!
To make this I made the mash first but in reality I could have done it whilst the spices and tofu were combining in the pan. Alas I used the same pan for both the mash and the curry so I did the mash first then washed the pan and made the curry.
In light that one should make the curry before the mash I will provide you with the recipe for the curry first. With that the recipe I followed can be found here, while the recipe for the mashed cauliflower can be found here.
- 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large shallot, chopped
- ½ Tablespoon ginger, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ½ cup green peas
- ½ cup tofu, cut into small pieces
- Water as needed
- Cilantro leaves for garnish
- 2 teaspoons Turmeric
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
Heat oil in a pan and add onion, garlic, and ginger to oil and sauté until brown.
Once fragrant, add spices and mix well. Then add chopped tomato and green peas and mix well. Next add tofu and mix.
Add enough water to make a gravy and allow to simmer blending flavours together.
As flavours bind make your cauliflower mash.
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ teaspoon butter
- 2 Tablespoons goat cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium pan pour water inside (an inch in depth) and add about ½ teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Once boiling add cauliflower and allow to steam for five minutes or so.
Once soft, drain cauliflower of water and add milk, butter, and goat cheese to mix. Blend well with stick blender or place into food processor and mix until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.
By the time the cauliflower mash is complete your curry should be finished as well. Now you can place enough of the mash in a bowl-plate and make a little hole in the centre to put more of the curry in. Add the curry to the cauliflower mash and enjoy.
Want to know a weird and funny fact about the stick blender? When I used to work in the kitchen upon getting my education in the hospitality industry my one teacher would call it a dildo. Because of that whenever I see this tool I have to hold back on calling it such an awful thing. Mr. Young if you’re reading this you’ve changed my view on such a simple thing like the stick blender for life!
Well this meal was completely filling. So much so that I actually couldn’t finish my plate. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn’t succeed.
That’s when you know it is truly too good that you want to finish but just can’t go through with it. I would like to make this again, maybe with the correct herbs if that is possible. The cauliflower mash will be a must, that’s for sure.
I hope you also make this. You won’t regret it!
As they say in Hindi, कृपया भोजन का आनंद लीजिये !
(please enjoy your meal)