Curried Cauliflower Steaks Air Fryer Recipe
Here are delicious air fryer cauliflower steaks that impress not only with its taste but also with its steak-like appearance.
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Cauliflower is a very healthy vegetable with its high fiber and water, and low carbohydrate content. Both water and fiber are important to regulate the bowel movements which directly affects the immune system and reduces the colon cancer risk. So, adding cauliflower to your weekly menu will benefit your health.
Cauliflowers are mainly eaten either by frying or boiling. They are more flavorful when fried but frying as a cooking method has some health risks itself and creates a grease splatter mess in the kitchen. Due to health risks and difficulty in cleaning after cooking, most people prefer boiling to frying but, unfortunately, boiled cauliflowers do not taste as good as fried ones. At the end of the day, cauliflowers are usually bought in the grocery store but stay in the fridge without getting cooked until they go to waste.
However, at this point, air fryers take the stage as a healthy frying option with little or no oil and without any oil splatter mess in the kitchen. This is great because cauliflower with its mild taste and low carbohydrate content can be effectively used as a substitute for potatoes, rice and other high carbohydrate foods in any diet, which is an additional fact to its health benefits mentioned above.
If you need an easy and healthy cauliflower recipe, the air fryer cauliflower steaks recipe below will be your favorite one either to serve along with a meat dish or to serve alone as a vegan dish.
1 large cauliflower head, leaves removed, washed and patted dry
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice for topping (optional)
Preheat the air fryer by selecting the “Vegetables” function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up. If your air fryer does not have a vegetable specific function, adjust the temperature to 390°F (200°C).
Cut off the cauliflower stalk so it can sit on the cutting board.
Place the cauliflower stalk-side down on the cutting board and cut it in half using a big knife.
Cut each half in slices that are 1-inch thick going from top to bottom with the knife making sure that the core is intact. You should have 8 cauliflower steaks at the end.
Add olive oil, paprika, turmeric powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper into a bowl and mix well.
Brush both sides of the cauliflower steaks with spice mixture and place them on the air fryer rack, tray or basket depending on your air fryer type.
Open the air fryer, put the cauliflower steaks in and close it.
Set the timer to 15 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start grilling.
Cook cauliflower until they are golden brown and tender.
Open the air fryer and remove the cauliflower steaks onto a serving platter.
Drizzle some lemon juice on cauliflower steaks and serve them warm.
Enjoy the air fryer cauliflower steaks!
What to do with the remaining cauliflower pieces on cutting board:
You will have some small cauliflower pieces remaining on the chopping board after you cut the cauliflower. They will taste delicious in a green salad, especially one made with baby spinach leaves.