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Yogurt combined with spices coats cauliflower and chicken thighs in this Indian-inspired curry. The longer you marinate the chicken and cauliflower, the richer the taste, but even 20 minutes of marinating time will give you great results. Smoked paprika adds a more complex flavor, but regular paprika works well too. Serve this saucy dish with brown rice to complete the meal.

EatingWell.com, January 2021


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

5 mins
1 hr 5 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine yogurt, 1 Tbsp. oil, 1 Tbsp. curry powder, paprika, 1 Tbsp. garlic, 2 tsp. ginger, and ¼ tsp. salt in a large bowl. Add cauliflower and chicken. Stir to coat. Marinate the chicken and cauliflower in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or for up to 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray. Spread the cauliflower and chicken in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, without stirring, until the chicken is cooked through and the cauliflower is golden brown in spots, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and just beginning to brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Add garam masala and the remaining 1 Tbsp. curry powder, 1 Tbsp. garlic, 2 tsp. ginger, and ¼ tsp. salt. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes and water. Cook, stirring, until bubbling. Remove from heat and stir in cream. Serve the chicken and cauliflower with the sauce. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.


To peel ginger before mincing, hold the ginger upright in one hand and hold a spoon in the other. Scrape the spoon's edge over the ginger in downward strokes to remove the peel. Then cut the ginger into slices, and cut the slices into a small mince.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 cup chicken-cauliflower mixture + ½ cup sauce
291 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 73mg; sodium 538mg; carbohydrates 17g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 19g; sugars 8g; saturated fat 5g.