This Creamy Chickpea Cauliflower Curry recipe is so comforting and packed full of flavor. Easy to make vegan curry recipe that’s hearty, filling, full of feel-good ingredients, and a tasty meal the whole family will enjoy.
If you love Indian cuisine, you will love this easy cauliflower curry recipe. A finger-licking vegan-friendly recipe that’s perfect for any night of the week and even better for meal preps. To keep all the ingredients plant-based, I used coconut milk to give it that creamy consistency. Serve it with some basmati rice, quinoa or some cauliflower rice for a low carb option.
How to make The Best Vegan Cauliflower Curry Recipe
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and once hot, add in the coconut oil and onion.
Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then stir in garlic, ginger, red curry paste and bell pepper. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add in the remaining ingredients: cauliflower florets, chickpeas, diced tomatoes, coconut milk, salt, and pepper. Lower the heat and simmer until cauliflower is fork-tender and sauce thickens, about 10-12 minutes.
Taste and adjust the seasoning. Pour the curry into bowls and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve hot and enjoy!
WHAT IS CURRY
Curry is usually referred to as dishes that originated from subcontinents in India. Even though some may argue that the term curry is originally British, who took a bunch of Indian dishes and called them curry. Curry spice is made of a bunch of spices.
WHAT IS CURRY POWDER MADE OF
You need a combination of spices and herbs to make curry powder. Which are: ground turmeric, cumin, ground coriander, ginger, and fresh or dried chilies. The great thing about curry spices is you can buy them mild, medium or spicy.
IS CURRY HEALTHY
Curry is mostly a combination of spices. The manner in which you make your curry is what determines if its healthy or not. Curry is prepared with some sort of meat, veggies and usually served over white rice. You can also serve the curry with naan or roti. Skip on the extra carbs for a healthier option.
IS CURRY SPICY
Curry powder comes in either a mild or spicy form. Love having spicy curry? Then grab the spicy form of the curry powder or request your curry meal to be spicy.
IS CURRY GLUTEN FREE
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten-free. It is very tricky when it comes to curry spice or any other spices because some manufacturers will add a non-gluten anti-caking agent to prevent caking. Also, look at the labels and keep an eye out for one of these ingredients: calcium silicate, silicon dioxide or sodium aluminum silica.
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- Greek Zucchini Moussaka
- Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe
- Spicy Chicken Stir Fry
- Vegan Spinach Avocado Pasta Recipe
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Creamy Chickpea Cauliflower Curry
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Medium White Onion diced
- 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1 inch Fresh Ginger peeled and grated
- 2 Tbsp Red Curry Paste
- 1 Large Red Bell Pepper diced
- 1 Small Cauliflower Head chopped into small florets
- 1 can Chickpeas 15 oz, drained and rinsed
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes 15 oz
- 1 can Coconut Milk 14 oz
- 2-3 Tbsp Fresh chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Rice, cauliflower rice, and/or naan for serving
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and once hot, add in the coconut oil and onion.
- Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then stir in garlic, ginger, red curry paste and bell pepper. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the remaining ingredients: cauliflower florets, chickpeas, diced tomatoes, coconut milk, salt, and pepper.
- Lower the heat and simmer until cauliflower is fork-tender and sauce thickens, about 10-12 minutes.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning. Pour the curry into bowls and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve hot and enjoy!
- Coconut milk is a great dairy-free and healthier alternative to heavy cream.
- Any other bland cooking oil in place of coconut oil
Red curry paste may not be vegan. Some have shrimp in them.
Hi, what do you recommend we use instead of the diced tomatoes?
Hi Ely. Are you trying to avoid tomatoes completely? Tomato paste would work
Thank you! Trying to remove tomatoes completely! Any recommendations?
There really isn’t another ingredient to replace the tomatoes. You can skip it entirely. The taste will vary slightly.
Do you think this could be done in a crock pot?
Hi. Yes, it can be done in a crockpot. Just watch out that the cauliflower doesn’t overcook.
What can I use instead of coconut milk if theres an allergy to it?
Hi Jessica. You can use greek yogurt.