Cheesy Baked Cauliflower and Malai Shrimp Curry

Cauliflower is an excellent potato replacement! [Recipe thanks to Maria Emmerich “The Art of Healthy Eating”]. My mom made this last year and it was a nice light curry dish, I’m not too fond of curry yet and I loved this, so give it a try. And the cheesy cauliflower is so warm and for someone who loves potatoes its pretty sneaky.



1 head of cauliflower

3oz cream cheese softened and chopped into small pieces2-4 oz smoked Gouda Cheese grated

2 T coconut oil

2-3 cloves garlic minced



16 shrimp

1 t chili powder

1/4 t turmeric powder

1 t sea salt

3 T coconut oil

1 clove minced garlic

1/2 t curry powder

1/2 c onion, chopped

1 tomato, diced

2 t coriander powder

1 T Garam masala

1 t cumin powder

1 c almond milk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pull leaves off of the cauliflower base. Cut off the lower part of the stem. Cut up into wedges with flat sides so it carmalizes. Put oil on pan, add cauliflower and minced garlic, stir. Take out little pieces, will burn if keep on, put them in a bowl with oil, then add them half way later. Cook for 30-45 min. When It’s just about done, take out of oven, chop with a spatula into bite size pieces. Sprinkle half with cheese and then put the other 1/2 of cauliflower on top. Return to oven for 5 minutes to melt cheese. Stir and put in serving bowl

Malai Shrimp:

Peel and clean shrimp. Marinate shrimp with chili powder, turmeric and 1/2 t salt. Set aside. In a large pan heat oil. Add ginger, curry and onions. Sauté onions till they become translucent. Add tomatoes, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, cumin and 1/2 t salt. Cook until a nice aroma and all the ingredients are well cooked. Add marinated shrimp, sauté until cooked through (about 4 minutes). Add the almond milk and bring to boil. Serve next to cauliflower or over rice.

[Tradition Malai: 505 calories, 44 g carbs

Healthified Malai (this recipe): 335 calories, 7 g carbs]

Munch Safely,

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