Creamy Cauliflower Coconut Curry.
We are huge fans of curry. Curry Meatballs, Pumpkin Curry, Chicken Curry ...give us all the curries! As of late though, the curry dish that has our curry-crazed hearts is curried cauliflower. This recipe brings two things that we love together and makes for one incredible meal.
A Cauliflower Curry Star Was Born.
The roots of this recipe began when we decided to start cutting back on our meat intake by incorporating at least one meatless dinner a week in our homes. As we racked our brains for dinner ideas, a good vegan curry recipe was the first thing to come to mind for many reasons:
- Our families love curry.
- It can be cooked in one pot, seriously saving on time and clean up.
- The creamy coconut curry sauce is so loaded with flavor you really won’t miss the meat.
- Did we mention it can be cooked in one pot?
- So, now that you know the “why” on this vegetarian wonder of a dish, let’s move on to the “how."
How Do You Make Homemade Curry?
There are several approaches to making curry depending on what part of the world your curry is coming from. However, every good curry has something in common: a proper base layer of flavor that is created through rich and fragrant spices.
This curry begins with onions, fresh garlic, and fresh ginger. Big flavor at the get-go! Because this curry is Indian-inspired, we used the following spices to layer rich flavor into the dish:
- Yellow curry powder
If you wanted to up the spice ante of this dish, you could also add:
- Garam masala
Once the base is finished, we add tomatoes and coconut milk and blend until smooth. At this point you may be tempted to drink the mixture with a straw, but be strong and resist! It just gets better from here.
What Goes Into Vegetarian Curry?
We’ve kept this recipe simple by only using cauliflower—we love a short ingredient list—but there are many other incredible vegetables you can add if you’re feeling wild! Coconut curry is super versatile. If you aren’t going meatless, a cup or two of shredded chicken is wonderful. Potatoes are a classic ingredient in Indian coconut curry, and would be delicious in this curry.
Some of Our Favorite Curry Add-Ins:
Is Curry Healthy?
Because we’ve chosen to use coconut milk as the base for this curry, the dish is high in fat, but it also has very few carbs. That being said, depending on what you’re going for it can be very healthy because the fats from coconut milk are the good ones that your body needs. It’s Keto and Whole30 friendly, but if those diets aren’t your bag have no fear because it’s just down right delicious anyway.
What You Should Serve with Cauliflower Curry:
This warming, creamy, cauliflower-laden coconut curry comes together in under 30 minutes and it’s certainly satisfying enough to stand on its own, but a scoop of white rice and a warm piece of naan with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro are a welcome addition.