If you think curries are slow cooking, think again. This Quick Cauliflower Curry is one curry in a hurry. Once you’ve done the chopping, this light, bright-tasting curry can be on the table in... 30 minutes — great when you’re tired and want something nourishing and delicious fast. This dish is basically a stir-fry that uses South Asian cooking techniques. And although it is great with chicken or fish as a side, you can also serve it with brown basmati rice and Turmeric Dal for a tasty, protein-packed vegetarian meal.
Parboil the cauliflower pieces for two to three minutes. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile heat the coconut oil over a medium high flame in a wok or a wide saute pan. Add the garlic and saute until it starts to color. Add the cauliflower florets and the jalapenos. Sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the turmeric, cumin, and cayenne. Cook, stirring to coat the veggies in the spices, about 1 minute. Add the cilantro, ginger, tomatoes, and lime juice. Stir to mix and bring to a simmer. Cover. Lower the heat to medium low.
Simmer, stirring gently once or twice, for about 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is just soft. Taste for salt. Serve with lime wedges as a side or as a main dish with brown basmati rice.
If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, use a neutral-tasting oil like canola or grapeseed.
You can make this without parboiling the cauliflower, but it takes longer to cook, and the flavors aren’t quite as bright. You can also use frozen cauliflower, but add the florets to the pan from frozen as they get mushy fast if you defrost them first.