Cauliflower curry

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Spring cauliflower curry
Spring cauliflower curry
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This light and fragrant curry is a welcome change to the traditional rich and spicy sauce we Brits have come to know and love. It’s also a great vegetarian alternative to the classic meat curry. With a cauliflower and a few tins, you can whip up this wonderful recipe ahead of schedule and freeze it for those days when dinner needs to make itself! It's also a really filling dish, so you won't have any complaints from meat eaters with big appetites, plus its delicate spices mean the kids can tuck in, too. And as if that wasn't enough, the ingredients won't break the bank either.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2tbsp of curry powder
  • 1 tin of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 1 bag of spinach leaves

You can now buy reduced fat coconut milk which will make this recipe even lighter for healthy eaters.


  1. Cut the florets off the cauliflower and par-boil them for 3-5mins. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2 Heat the oil in in a large deep frying pan and fry the onions for a few minutes until translucent and tender. Add the curry powder and chick peas and fry for a further 2mins.
  3. 3 Pour over the coconut milk and stock and bring to the boil. Return the cauliflower florets and simmer for 10-15mins. Just before serving, stir through the bag of spinach, which will wilt instantly.

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I would use natural yoghurt don't like coconut

Holly Arnold

Hi Liliane, you don't need to use onions at all if you don't like them. If you want, you can fry chopped garlic at this stage instead to give the dish extra flavour. Holly, Recipes Editor


I hate onions - can I use some other vegetable (but not leeks).


You could use yoghurt but it wouldn't have the coconut flavour. If it's specifically coconut milk (rather than the coconut itself) you can't have, you could add some desiccated coconut to get that flavour .


Cannot have coconut milk would it work with natural yoghurt or creme fresh or even quark ????

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