Indian Cauliflower and PotatoSorry to barrage you all with cauliflower recipes, but as you know, I have a limited time period during which I can make them. I actually made this recipe once before but never got around to posting it. I’m kinda mad about that because I know I added something else last time that made it even tastier, but oh well. This was still really delicious.

In addition to my love of cauliflower, I have a love for Indian spiced dishes. Add a little Garam Masala and Tumeric, and I’m a happy girl.

Indian Cauliflower and Potato

I had some leftover potatoes laying around and knew I wanted to make something with cauliflower, so this recipe came to mind. I had every intention of using a higher cauliflower to potato ratio, but alas the stupid NYC supermarket I went to only had the most tiny cauliflowers you have ever seen…and to make matters worse, they were $5.99 each! How absurd is that?! I would have just gotten two of them, but not at that price.

Indian Cauliflower and Potato

I also wanted to use up these potatoes I had laying around, so unfortunately there was more potato to cauliflower which, had I followed the original recipe, would have ended up being really dry. This was the main reason I edited the recipe. Also, I like things a little more moist and acidic, so I threw in some diced canned tomatoes and yogurt.

This dish was perfectly spicy and satisfying. Although i suppose you could eat it as a side dish, I put a hefty dallop of greek yogurt on top rounding out a great dinner for one.

Indian Cauliflower and Potato

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes

adapted from Spicie Foodie

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Serves 4-6

1 cauliflower head, cut into large florets
4 small potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
small piece of fresh ginger, ginger and finely chopped
1 tsp-1 Tbsp chile garlic sauce (depending on how spicy you like it)
11/2 tbsp. garam masala
1 tsp. ground turmeric
salt to taste
1- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup greek 2% yogurt, plus 1+ cup more for garnish
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish

Boil the cauliflower and potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside.

Heat the oil and cook the onion until soft and translucent. Add the ginger, garlic and chile sauce and saute for another 3 minutes.

Place the boiled cauliflower and potatoes into the pan. Add the spices to the pan. Use a potato masher and mash until the vegetables have broken up into a thick mash, leaving chunky. Stir well and cook for another 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes, 1/4 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup cilantro and salt to taste. Stir to combine all ingredients well, and cook another minute or two.

Serve with a large dallop of yogurt and a handful of chopped cilantro.


  1. I’m not usually a cauliflower person. I think it’s okay, but I usually don’t seek it out. This sounds great though! I love Indian spices – and that big dollop of Greek yogurt on top looks extra yummy!

    • I gave this to my friend who claims she doesn’t like cauliflower (i didn’t tell her what was in it) and she really liked it! So if you do like cauliflower, I think you’ll love it :)

  2. same about indian-spiced dishes! Tim doesn’t love them (i think he’s unfamiliar with it more than anything) so i tend to make things like this when he’s not home. This looks delicious; easily a meal for me.

    • I think that your hubby would like this. I gave it to my friend who’s TOTALLY not an adventurous eater and she actually liked it. I was hoping she would but wasn’t getting my hopes up, so I was so happy when she did! But, it’s great to make when you have the night to yourself too :)

  3. UGH NYC supermarkets and their tiny expensive cauliflower heads!? But Yum to this dish. I love all things Indian-spiced!!

  4. This looks great, I love cauli and I have been craving Indian. thanks

  5. I love cauliflower so you can’t have too many recipes using it. Your dish sounds great. I can’t believe the NYC prices sometimes…I get a giant head for $2.50.

  6. I’ve heard of using cauliflower in potatoes before and I’ve always wanted to try it. I love the Indian spices in this dish. Hope you enjoy your food freedom for a little while more! :)

    • Yeah, I think people use cauliflower to lighten up mashed potatoes, but this is more smashed than mashed. I should try it in regular mashed potatoes though…I bet I could trick Nate into eating cauliflower that way ;)

  7. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles

    Is that a Sophie Conran bowl? Gosh, I love her dishes (bowls especially – so uniquely shaped, sexy and beautiful – all in one! :)). I too adore Indian spicing and this is such a clever way to kick-up the cauliflower. The yogurt and cilantro topping is just brilliant – I tend to swoosh all the flavourings right into the cauli but bundling it on top like that is a great way to enjoy every bite…such a great recipe Amy!

    • It IS a Sophie Conran bowl…good eye! We actually registered for the Sophie Conran stuff (dinner plates, lunch plates, bowl, accessories) for our wedding everyday dishes, and I’m totally in love all the pieces! Plus, they can even go in the oven. Nate always says I sound like a commercial when I’m talking about things I love, hehe.

      I actually mixed some yogurt and cilantro into the dish, and then put extra on top because I like it throughout the dish plus some with every bite :) Thanks Kelly!!

  8. I’m crazy for cauliflower, too…and adding some new spices sounds excellent to me!!!

    PS…I love the bowl, too :)

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