Tandoori Marinating Steak with Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Tandoori Marinating Steak with Roasted Curried Cauliflower
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This exotic recipe is made with simple market-fresh ingredients. You can use a Tri-tip or your favourite Marinating Steak such as: Flank, Sirloin Tip, Inside or Outside or Eye of Round.

  • Recipe Courtesy of  Canada Beef


  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) hot curry powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 2 lb (0.91 kg) thick-cut Marinating Steak (e.g. Flank, Sirloin Tip or Inside Round)
  • Roasted Curried Cauliflower (recipe follows)
  • Bombay Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)


  1. Combine yogurt, garlic, onion, gingerroot, lemon juice, curry powder, chili powder and salt in large zipper-type freezer bag.
  2. Pierce steak all over with fork. Place in freezer bag with yogurt mixture; refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours to marinade.
  3. Discard marinade. Pat steak dry with paper towel; season lightly with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat, turning with tongs at least twice. Cook to medium-rare doneness, until thermometer inserted sideways into steak reads 145°F (63°C).

Curried Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Break 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower into large florets (about 8 cups/2 L).
  2. Toss with ¼ cup (50 mL) olive oil, 2 tsp (10 mL) curry powder and ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH chili powder and coarse salt, ¼ tsp (1 mL) coarsely ground pepper.
  3. Roast in single layer on lined rimmed baking sheet in 425°F (220°C) oven, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Toss with 1/4 cup (50 mL) toasted pine nuts and 2 tbsp (30 mL) drained capers and chopped parsley (optional). Makes 8 cups (2 L).

Bombay Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine 1/3 cup (75 mL) mayonnaise, 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH vinegar and mango chutney, 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced green onion or chives and 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH curry powder and minced garlic.

Cut Used

Eye of Round
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Occasion: Everyday, Entertaining