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Butter Cauliflower Bowl Recipe

Indian butter chicken is made healthier and heartier with this nutrient-loaded cauliflower dish.

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bowl of saucy orange florets and rice with naan bread garnished with cilantro

You don’t have to feel guilty about these butter cauliflower bowls at all.

Cauliflower is a nutrient-packed powerhouse. So don’t feel an ounce of guilt when you balance this all out with perfectly toasted naan, sopping up all that sauce.

Indian butter chicken is made healthier and heartier with this nutrient-loaded cauliflower dish. Just as creamy and flavorful, if not better.

bowl of saucy orange florets and rice with naan bread garnished with cilantro

Butter Cauliflower Bowls

Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in ginger, garam masala, chili powder, cumin and tomato paste until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce and vegetable stock; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Stir in cauliflower until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Serve immediately with rice.

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This post originally appeared on Damn Delicious and was published January 14, 2019. This article is republished here with permission.

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