This delicious Curried Cauliflower is a quick and easy plant based recipe packed full of flavour.
This is a great dinner to make midweek when you don’t want to spend ages cooking or when you fancy a quick Indian takeaway inspired meal on a weekend.
I love using cauliflower as the main ingredient in plant based recipes as it is so versatile and soaks up flavour really well. The cauliflower combined with the chickpeas and spinach work perfectly in this, however, if you wanted to use the ingredients listed below as more of a rough guideline and add other ingredients into the curry please do so. Personally I think sweet potato, lentils and a chicken style meat substitute all work really well in this.
Recently when making curries I have started to make a paste with some of the most aromatic ingredients using a small food processor in order to really make the most out of the flavours. A paste is ideal to make as you could prepare it in advance if you are in a hurry or even use it as a marinade instead of a curry with a sauce such as this one. If you do not have access to a food processor you could just chop the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger finely and add them to the pan along with the other ingredients listed before adding the coconut milk.
The amounts of chilli and spices listed will create a flavourful dish that is not too spicy, however, if you want to amend the amounts used so that this curry reflects your own personal preferences then please do. Similarly, if you prefer a curry that is thicker in consistency you could use just half of the coconut milk – if it has split just scoop out the cream and use that instead of the water.
Ensure you cut the cauliflower florets into small pieces so they have the chance to cook fully without going mushy. When preparing the cauliflower why not hang onto the leaves and make these Barbecue Cauliflower Ribs I created as part of my zero waste series.
I like to serve this curry with rice and, despite what the method and the images included in this recipe show, I actually like to stir the rice into the curry so everything is combined before serving. I have noted that this serves two, however, you will probably have leftovers unless you have really big appetites.
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