Shrimp and Cauliflower Curry

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I used to make a ton of curry before venturing onto a ketogenic diet, but I had to find a way to get rid of some of the ingredients. No flour to make a roux, no mango chutney for the fruitiness and spice, no milk…hmm, it was a tough one – but I think I got it worked out!

Though it does take some time to thicken up (thanks Xanthan Gum for speeding that up!) it’s well worth the wait. This delicious keto curry will fill your house with the smell of the aromatic spices. Cooking longer without the lid is normally what I do – I am not the biggest fan of curry soup, I prefer my curry to be hearty, and full of texture.

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Now, this isn’t a traditional Indian or Thai curry, but it resembles the stuff that I got as a kid living in England. Every chip shop has curry sauce, and this is similar to that. Very rich, thick, and unmistakably unique.

I know there’s a LOT of spices in this recipe. But trust me – each one plays its part. Whether it’s bringing a sense of fruitiness, spice, savory, or adding a boost in flavor – each and every component is needed. The only few that you could get away with leaving out is cardamom and coriander. They both add floral notes, but if you don’t have them on hand, don’t worry too much about going out to buy a jar.

Yields 6 Servings of Curry

The Preparation

  • 24 ounces shrimp
  • 5 cups raw spinach
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ head medium cauliflower
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Execution

1. Measure out 2 Tbsp. Curry Powder,  1 Tbsp. Cumin, 2 tsp. Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. Chili Powder, 1 tsp. Onion powder, 1 tsp. Cayenne, 1 tsp. Paprika, 1/2 tsp. Ginger (ground, dried), 1/2 tsp. Coriander, 1/2 tsp. Turmeric, 1/2 tsp. Pepper, 1/4 tsp. Cardamom, and 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon. Set this aside.


2. In a pan, bring 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil to hot temperature.


3. Slice 1 Medium onion into small strips while the oil is heating.


4. Add onions to pan, season as needed (with salt and pepper) and allow them to cook down until soft. You can let them get burnt slightly to add to flavor.


5. Add 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream and 1/8 tsp. Xanthan Gum to the onions and mix well.


6. Add 1/4 Cup Butter to the onion slew and mix this in well also.


7. Dump all spices in and mix until well combined. The spices should soak up most of the moisture. Let this cook for 1-2 minutes so that the spices can sweat.


8. Add 4 Cups Chicken Stock and 1 Cup Coconut Milk.


9. Let this come to a boil, then cover with a lid and turn to low. Let it simmer for 30-45 minutes.


10. Chop 1/2 Head Cauliflower into small florets.


11. Add cauliflower to curry and stir in well. Let this cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes.


12. Add detailed and deveined shrimp to curry and stir in well. Let this cook for an additional 10-20 minutes, uncovered.


13. Mix 1 Tbsp. Coconut Flour and 1/8 tsp. Xanthan Gum into the curry and let simmer again for 5-10 minutes.


14. Add 5 Cups Spinach to your curry and let it wilt.


15. Taste, season with salt and pepper as needed. Once spinach is wilted, mix into curry well and cook for 4-5 minutes longer.


16. Serve hot and fresh!

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This makes 6 total servings, each being 331 Calories, 19.5g Fats, 5.6g Net Carbs, and 27.4g Protein.

Shrimp & Cauliflower CurryCaloriesFats (g)Carbs (g)Fiber (g)Net Carbs (g)Protein (g)
24 Oz. Shrimp6400000144
5 Cups Raw Spinach3515324
4 Cups Chicken Stock2500005
1 Medium Onion46011291
1/2 Head Medium Cauliflower73114.568.55.5
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk4552110
1/4 Cup Butter400440000
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream200202000
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil360420000
2 Tbsp. Curry Powder4127432
1 Tbsp. Coconut Flour3014311
1 Tbsp. Cumin2413121
2 tsp. Garlic Powder1904131
1 tsp. Chili Powder801100
1 tsp. Onion powder802020
1 tsp. Cayenne601010
1 tsp. Paprika601100
1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger601010
1/2 tsp. Coriander100000
1/2 tsp. Turmeric400000
1/4 tsp. Cardamom200000
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon200000
1/4 tsp. Xanthan Gum301100
Shrimp and Cauliflower Curry

This makes 6 total servings, each being 331 Calories, 19.5g Fats, 5.6g Net Carbs, and 27.4g Protein.

The Preparation

  • 24 Oz. Shrimp
  • 5 Cups Raw Spinach
  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1/2 Head Medium Cauliflower
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Curry Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger (ground, dried)
  • 1/2 tsp. Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

The Execution

  1. Mix all spices (except xanthan and coconut flour), set aside.
  2. Cut 1 medium onion into slices.
  3. Bring 3 tbsp. olive oil to hot heat in a pan. Add onion, cook onion till soft.
  4. Add butter, heavy cream 1/8 tsp. xanthan and spices, stir it in so it's all mixed well.
  5. After about 1-2 mins of the spices sweating, add 4 cups chicken broth, and 1 cup coconut milk. Stir well and cover.
  6. Cook for 30 mins, with the lid on. Chop cauliflower into small florets then add to curry. Cook for another 15 minutes, covered.
  7. Detail and devein shrimp, then add them to the curry. Cook for an additional 10-20 minutes with the lid off.
  8. Measure out coconut flour and 1/8 tsp. xanthan gum and stir well into curry. Let cook for 5 minutes.
  9. After 5 minutes, add spinach and mix it in well. Cook for an addition 5-10 minutes with the lid off.