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Lamb Vindaloo over Cauliflower Recipe

Craving something bold, spicy, and incredibly satisfying? This Lamb Vindaloo over Cauliflower is the perfect dish to spice up your keto meal plan. Lamb Vindaloo, a popular Indian curry known for its intense flavors, combines beautifully with the low-carb goodness of cauliflower. Perfect for a cozy dinner or an impressive weekend meal, this recipe will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure.

Lamb Vindaloo over Cauliflower

Lamb Vindaloo over Cauliflower

A spicy and flavorful keto-friendly dish.


  • 1 lb lamb shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, riced
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp vindaloo curry paste (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, marinate the lamb cubes with vindaloo curry paste, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and paprika. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  2. Heat the ghee or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the skillet and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the marinated lamb to the skillet and brown the meat on all sides.
  5. Pour in the tomato puree and water, stirring well to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 45 minutes, or until the lamb is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  6. While the lamb is simmering, prepare the cauliflower rice. Heat a separate skillet over medium heat and add the riced cauliflower. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is tender.
  7. Season the cauliflower rice with a pinch of salt and transfer it to serving plates.
  8. Once the lamb vindaloo is ready, spoon it over the cauliflower rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Lamb shoulder (1 lb): 0g carbs
  • Cauliflower (1 large head): 12g carbs
  • Ghee or coconut oil (2 tbsp): 0g carbs
  • Onion (1 large): 14g carbs
  • Garlic (4 cloves): 4g carbs
  • Ginger (1-inch piece): 1g carbs
  • Apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp): 0.1g carbs
  • Tomato puree (1 cup): 10g carbs
  • Vindaloo curry paste (2 tbsp): 2g carbs
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp): 1g carbs
  • Cumin powder (1 tsp): 1g carbs
  • Coriander powder (1 tsp): 1g carbs
  • Paprika (1 tsp): 0g carbs
  • Salt: 0g carbs
  • Fresh cilantro: 0g carbs

Total Average Carb Content: Approximately 45.1g carbs for the entire recipe, roughly 11.3g carbs per serving (assuming 4 servings).

A Spicy Indian Feast

This Lamb Vindaloo over Cauliflower is a keto-friendly delight that brings the rich, spicy flavors of Indian cuisine right to your table. Perfect for a hearty dinner or an exotic weekend treat, this dish is sure to impress with its bold taste and satisfying texture. Enjoy the heat and savor every bite while staying true to your keto goals!

Credit to r/keto on Reddit

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