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No-Waste Tandoori Cauli Steaks

No-Waste Tandoori Cauli Steaks
No-Waste Tandoori Cauli Steaks

As well as being outrageously tasty and pretty to look at, this is a creative and budget-friendly dish to get the most of your ingredients and minimise food waste!

From the humble cauliflower you’ll get three completely different elements - spiced steaks, herby ‘rice’ and roasted leaves for a side of greens. Chuck in a few extra stockcupboard bits into a blender or bowl, and you've got yourself some super easy, dreamy garnishes.

The end result is a really impressive Indian-inspired dish packed with loads of different colours, flavours and textures on one plate, perfect for entertaining or just a special dinner. It really is that simple!

Serves 4.


Before you start

Preheat oven to 200˚C, fan setting | Large bowl or roasting dish (large enough to marinade cauliflower steaks) | 2 large baking trays | Powerful blender | Frying pan


For the marinated cauliflower steaks

  • 2 medium cauliflower
  • 100g plant-based yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala or curry powder
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon

For the pickled red onion

  • 1 red onion
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100ml vinegar (rice, white/red wine, cider are all fine)
  • 100ml hot water

For the coriander sauce

  • 80g coriander
  • 1.5 lemons
  • 20g ginger
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chilli
  • 5 tbsp neutral oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch sugar

For the cauliflower rice

  • Leftover cauliflower florets
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Handful coriander
  • Salt and pepper

Roasted cauliflower leaves

  • Reserved leaves from cauliflower heads
  • Generous drizzle vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. 1.

    Prepare your cauliflower steaks | Cut the cauliflower into four 3cm thick steaks, going vertically down the central part so you get a nice cross-section from the florets to stalk | Cut two steaks from the widest part of each cauliflower so all the steak pieces are a similar size | Reserve all leaves and remaining cauliflower florets for later

  2. 2.

    Marinade your cauli steaks | Add the yoghurt, juice and zest of the lemon, and all remaining spices for the steaks into a large bowl or roasting dish, and mix well to make a smooth marinade paste | Adjust consistency and taste as needed | Add your cauli steaks to the marinade and brush all over to coat

  3. 3.

    Make your pickled red onions | Finely slice the onion | Add the sugar, salt, vinegar and hot water to a bowl and whisk to fully dissolve the sugar and salt | Add the sliced onions to the pickle liquid, pushing down to ensure everything is covered | Leave to pickle while you prepare the rest of your dish

  4. 4.

    Roast the steaks | Transfer the steaks to a roasting tray, and roast for 30-40 minutes, or until the steaks are charring on some edges and the thickest part of the stalk can be pierced easily with a knife but still has a slight bite | Cover the tray with foil if the cauliflowers are darkening too quickly

  5. 5.

    Make the coriander sauce | Peel the garlic and ginger | Chop the ginger and chilli into rough chunks (deseed if you want a less spicy sauce), and tear the coriander (including stalks) into smaller bunches to fit into the blender | Zest and juice the lemon into the blender | Add the oil, salt and vinegar, and blend everything to make a smooth sauce | Add salt and pepper to taste

  6. 6.

    Prepare and roast the cauliflower leaves | Add the reserved cauliflower leaves to a baking sheet, drizzle over a glug of oil, salt and pepper, chilli flakes, squeeze of lemon and toss to coat all the leaves | When your steaks have had 25 minutes, add this tray to the oven and roast the leaves and steaks together for a further 5-7 minutes

  7. 7.

    Make the cauliflower rice | Break the remaining cauliflower into pieces into large florets, and pulse in a blender to make rice-size grains (do not overpack the blender or overblend, or they may get mushy) | Add the vegetable oil to a frying pan over medium heat | Fry the spices for a couple of minutes, until fragrant | Add the cauliflower rice and stir to coat until heated through, adding a little more oil if the pan is looking dry | Finely chop the coriander and mix into the rice | Add salt and pepper to taste

  8. 8.

    Time to serve | Plate up your steaks with the roasted cauliflower leaves and rice, and spoon over some coriander sauce across everything | Drain your pickled red onions and add on top of your steaks | Add a final squeeze of lemon juice over everything if you like