Updated on August 14, 2021
Vegan cauliflower curry recipe is easy, healthy, low-carb, low-cost and so full of flavor. It is cooked in spicy tomato sauce and makes a perfect dinner main or side dish!
This spicy cauliflower is paleo, gluten free and vegan. Healthy cauliflower recipe, best served for the dinner. It is basically a one pot vegan dinner, full of flavor!
This Indian style recipe is a nice way to cook cauliflower and serve it as your main meal. You can serve it as a side dish or with rice.
We enjoyed cauliflower florets, cooked in spicy tomato sauce – such flavorful comfort food!
Cauliflower curry can be served with Soda Bread or more vegetables and greens, such as carrots, peas, lentils or spinach, for example.
Moreover, this is one of the easiest cauliflower recipes, as the entire cooking process takes only about 30 minutes of your time. No extra equipment is needed, only knife and just one pan.
Flavor of cauliflower curry
Cauliflower has almost no taste, if it is cooked without spices or oil. I used onions and garlic to spice it up.
Cauliflower pairs well with other vegetables, such as tomato. Cauliflower florets, combined with tasty tomato sauce creates perfect dinner for your family.
I used different spices for the sauce, such as cumin seeds, cilantro seeds, turmeric, paprika, ginger and chili. Moreover, grainy mustard adds a great pungent note to this cauliflower recipe. The combination of spices makes the sauce so much flavorful and comforting! Don’t forget to adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
Possible additions to this vegan cauliflower curry include:
- potatoes or carrots
- beans or peas
- spinach or kale
How to make vegan cauliflower curry
You need one pan, cauliflower florets, a can of tomatoes in juice and spices.
Start by toasting cumin seeds on a dry pan to extract the flavor. Set cumin aside to cool.
Heat olive oil in the same pan. Add chopped onion and garlic. Simmer, stirring up to 5 minutes until golden.
Add all spices and cook, stirring for 1 minutes.
Add canned tomatoes with their juice (sauce), mustard and water.
Put cauliflower florets in the sauce, cover the pan with a lid. Simmer on the low heat for 10 minutes until vegetable is soft. You can check cauliflower with a fork to be sure.
Serve hot with spinach or parsley on top! You can also serve vegan cauliflower curry with Naan bread or tortilla on the side.
If you prefer a more creamy sauce you can add coconut milk instead of water. And if you prefer thicker sauce, remove cauliflower and cook it further.
Store vegan cauliflower curry in an air-tight container up to 5 days in the fridge. You can also freeze it up to 3 months.
Other cauliflower recipes
To my mind, cauliflower is a pretty versatile vegetable, which is easy to cook. It pairs well with a lot of other vegetables and grains, best enjoyed with spicy sauces! So cauliflower is pretty often on our table.
What’s great about this vegetable, you can prepare so many healthy cauliflower recipes for your family.
We have a lot more recipes that you can find in our round-up of 80+ Easy Cauliflower recipes.
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Vegan Cauliflower Curry
- large pan
- knife and chopping board
- spatula or wooden spoon
- 2 onions
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp hot paprika powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp table salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes in juice
- 1 tsp grainy mustard
- 1/2 cauliflower
- 2 cups water
- 5 spinach leaves for decoration
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Cut cauliflower in florets, chop onions and garlic.2 onions, 1/2 cauliflower, 2 garlic cloves
- On a dry pan toast cumin for 30 sec, leave aside.1 tsp cumin seeds
- Add olive oil in a pan. Simmer onion and garlic for 5 minutes.2 onions, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 garlic cloves
- Add all the spices in a pan and cook, stirring 1 minute until fragrant.1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp hot paprika powder, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp ginger powder, 1 tsp table salt, 1 tsp ground pepper
- Add tomatoes in juice and mustard.1 cup canned chopped tomatoes in juice, 1 tsp grainy mustard
- Pour the water in a pan. Put the cauliflower florets, cover with lid and cook 10 minutes until soft.2 cups water
- serve with spinach5 spinach leaves