Tandoori Tikka Cauliflower, Curry Leaf & Puffed-Rice Salad

July 06, 2023

Tandoori Tikka Cauliflower, Curry Leaf & Puffed-Rice Salad

Serves 4 

  • 1 small head of cauliflower blanched/steamed till tender (5-8 minutes in boiling water) and broken into small fleurettes 
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 branch curry leaves, crisped in hot oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Puffed Wild Rice (see note below)
  • 1 small bunch of Cavolo Nero, blanched till tender
  • 1/3 cup Lord & Lion Tandoori Tikka Mayonnaise
  • 2-inch piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 small lime to serve



  1. Heat a large wok over a moderate heat, add in Extra Virgin olive oil and cook ginger for 20 – 30 seconds before adding the cauliflower pieces.
  2. Cook cauliflower for several minutes or until golden, add in the cavolo nero and continue mixing till well warmed  through.
  3. Remove from heat before adding in the Tandoori Tikka mayonnaise. Mixing through thoroughly.
  4. Tip into a serving plate, sprinkle over the crisp curry leaves and the puffed black rice. Serve immediately with wedges of fresh lime.
NOTE: To cook the puffed rice, heat oil till almost smoking hot, Tip in the wild rice, stirring constantly till rice has puffed or popped, not all rice will necessarily puff, however should crisp. Remove immediately from hot oil and drain. I like to crush the puffed rice with a little salt, for added texture and flavour.