A Sunrise Recipe: Curried Cauliflower

Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 6, 2015

A surprise hit at our Sunrise of Westlake Village, CA, community, this recipe opened the doors to so many more options for many residents who, at first, didn’t think they would like the taste of curry. After the chef introduced it to the menu, the curried cauliflower paved the way for more unique recipes containing curry.

Turmeric, the yellow spice and key component in curry powder, has long been recognized in India for its medicinal qualities. More recently, the western world has caught on to turmeric’s vast health benefits. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and may help prevent against certain types of cancers. Growing evidence also indicates that turmeric may even prevent against Alzheimer’s disease.

Want a chance to try out more delicious Sunrise Signature Dining recipes like this one, below? Click here to RSVP and join us for a Taste of Sunrise at a community near you Sunday, March 8 – Saturday, March 14. And don’t forget – all of our favorite recipes, including others from our 2015 Recipes from the Heart Cookbook, can be found on our food blog, www.senioreats.com.

Curried Cauliflower
Serves 4-6

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Whisk together the olive oil, curry powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Combine the cauliflower and onions. Then toss with the oil mixture. Spread the cauliflower mixture on lined cookie sheets in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes, turn and toss the cauliflower, then return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 – 20 minutes until cauliflower is tender and lightly browned.  Remove from the oven and serve immediately.