Cauliflower Mash


Cauliflower mash is versatile and pairs well with a variety of dishes, from hearty meats to light, vegetable-centric meals. It’s a nutritious side dish that adds creamy texture and a subtle, nutty flavour to your dining table. Enjoy experimenting with different flavours to make it your own!


      • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
      • 2 tbs of butter or olive oil
      • 1 tbs of Durban Express Curry Masala (or any of your faves)
      • 1/4 cup of milk or a milk alternative
      • Salt and pepper to taste
      • Optional additions: garlic, cheese or sour cream
      • Garnish with fresh coriander or spring onion



Prepare the Cauliflower: Start by washing the cauliflower and breaking it into small florets. This ensures even cooking and makes it easier to mash later on.

    1. Cook the Cauliflower: Place the cauliflower florets in a large pot and add water until they are just covered. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to let it simmer. Cover the pot and let the cauliflower cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until it is very tender and breaks apart easily with a fork. Alternatively, you can steam the cauliflower for a healthier option.
    2. Drain and Dry: Once the cauliflower is cooked, drain it well. To ensure your mash isn’t watery, let the florets sit in the colander for a few minutes to dry out from residual steam, or pat them dry with a towel.
    3. Mashing: Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl (or back into the dry pot) and add butter or olive oil, and milk, Add your curry powder here. Using a potato masher, food processor, or a hand blender, mash the cauliflower until it’s smooth and creamy. If you’re using a food processor or blender, be careful not to over-process, or it can become too liquidy.
    4. Season and Serve: Add salt and pepper to taste, and any of your chosen optional ingredients like roasted garlic, cheese, or chives. Mix well and serve warm, just like you would with traditional mashed potatoes.
    5. You could also top with cheese and some crispy bacon pieces for an extra already flavourful dish.  Just pop in oven for 10mins to melt cheese.

Tip:  Give your curry spices a quick gentle fry before adding to your mash mix, it wakes them up and releases the naturals oils and aromas in all those wonderful spices.