Cauliflower Cashew Mango Curry

January 03, 2020
Use the fresh sweet mangoes in season to form this Cauliflower Cashew Mango Curry!

It’s has the sweetness of mangoes, the creaminess of coconut milk and therefore the crunch from cashews. This might rather be your new favorite curry.

Cauliflower Cashew Mango Curry
Cauliflower Cashew Mango Curry

It’s also vegan and gluten-free and may be made in your Instant Pot or stove-top.

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Cauliflower Cashew Mango Curry

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups (heaping) cauliflower florets , 1-inch each, from around 1/2 head of a medium size cauliflower
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon garam masala, divided
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons oil, divided, I used avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons whole raw cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 whole dried red chili, broken
  • 1 green chili, sliced, or add more to taste
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 cup mango puree, use fresh, from 2 large sweet mangoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional, use only if mangoes aren't very sweet
  • pinch cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk, I used full fat from can
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 3-4 teaspoons lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Toss the cauliflower florets in 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika and 1/8 teaspoon garam masala. Set aside.
  2. Press the saute button on IP. Once it displays hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and then add the cashews. Roast the cashews for 1-2 minutes until golden brown from both sides. Remove on a plate.
  3. To the same pot now add the cauliflower. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring often until brown from both sides. Remove on a plate.
  4. To the same pot now add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let the mustard seeds pop and cumin seeds sizzle.
  5. Make sure there's nothing stuck at the bottom of the pot after sauteing the cauliflower. If there is, first add 1-2 teaspoon water and deglaze the pot. Wipe clean and then add the oil.
  6. Then add the chopped ginger, dried red chili and sliced green chili. Saute for a minute until ginger starts changing color.
  7. Then add the curry leaves and stir. Remember it will splutter a lot when you add the curry leaves so move aside after adding them.
  8. Then add the mango puree. Also add 1/2 cup water along with the mango puree.
  9. Add the garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric, salt, sugar (if using) and cinnamon powder. Stir.
  10. Stir in the coconut milk and mix. Add sauteed cauliflower on top. Don't stir and close the pot with its lid.
  11. Press the manual or pressure cook button. Use the adjust or pressure level button to set pressure to "low". Cook on low pressure for 3 minutes, with the pressure valve in the sealing position. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick release.
  12. Open the pot and add the cilantro and the lemon juice and mix.
  13. Transfer cauliflower mango curry into serving bowl, garnish with the roasted cashews and more cilantro. Serve warm with rice, quinoa, couscous. 

Stove-top Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a pot or pan and roast the cashews first, then remove on a plate. Then saute the cauliflower (which has been tossed with paprika and garam masala) and remove on a plate. Follow rest of the recipe as it is until adding the cauliflower back into the pot. Then lower the heat, cover the pot/pan and let it simmer on low-medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is cooked through. You may need to add little extra water here as the liquid evaporates on stove-top. So adjust to desired consistency.

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