I grew up with cauliflower boiled and served with buttered crumbs. Although I love melted butter, the two never melded for me, and cauliflower remained my least favorite vegetable until I discovered this recipe from Indian friends. I omitted the chile and prepared it for my brother who cannot tolerate any hot spice, and he raved about it. It's flavorful, and the microwave finish leaves the cauliflower slightly crisp, which we prefer.
You can finish on the stovetop if you add a little water and steam, or you can increase the microwave time for a softer cauliflower.