Chef's Recipes

Warm cauliflower salad with yoghurt, mint and green chilli

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for warm cauliflower salad with yoghurt, mint and green chilli by Tonka recipe in Melbourne.

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
Warm cauliflower salad with yoghurt, mint and green chilli
Warm cauliflower salad with yoghurt, mint and green chilli

"Aloo ghobi is a classic cauliflower and potato curry. This is our version," says D'Sylva. "The tangy, cooling flavour paired with the fried cauliflower is addictive."

Ingredients

  • For deep-frying: vegetable oil
  • 1 cauliflower (about 1kg), broken into florets
  • 280 gm Indian-style yoghurt (see note) (1 cup)
  • 1 cup mint (loosely packed)
  • 1 green banana chilli, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp dried mango powder (see note)
  • ¼ tsp ground fenugreek

Method

Main
  • 1
    Heat oil in a large saucepan to 180C. Deep-fry cauliflower in batches until tender and dark golden (3-4 minutes). Drain on absorbent paper.
  • 2
    Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl, season to taste with sea salt flakes, then add cauliflower and toss to combine well. Serve warm.

Notes

Note Indian-style yoghurt is slightly sweeter than regular yoghurt and is available from Indian grocers; or substitute plain yoghurt. Dried mango powder is available from Indian grocers.