An overheat shot of two bowls of chickpea cauliflower curry garnisheed with chili, cilantro and lemon.
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Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

This Chickpea Cauliflower Curry recipe is made in one pot and can be on the table in about 30 minutes!  This one is delicious on its own or over rice.  Don't forget naan to soak up all that rich sauce!
Course gluten free, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword 30 minute dinner, cauliflower curry recipe, chickpea curry recipe, chickpea curry with coconut milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 305kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion -thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic -minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1.5 tsbp curry paste - I used 'hot' variety
  • 1 small head cauliflower -cut into florets, about 4 cups
  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas -rinsed and drained (I used unsalted variety)
  • 1.5 cup unsalted vegetable stock
  • 1 400 ml can coconut milk -I used full fat organic
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt -or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp cold water

Suggested Garnishes

  • cilantro
  • chili
  • lemon


  • In a medium sized pan (about 10 inch) over medium heat melt coconut oil.  Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute.  
  • Add tomato paste and curry paste and stir to combine and cook 1 minute.  
  • Add cauliflower and chickpeas and stir to coat and combine.  
  • Add stock, coconut milk, cayenne, ginger, salt and pepper and stir to combine.  Bring to medium simmer and cook 15 minutes uncovered until cauliflower has softened slightly and sauce reduced a tad.  
  • Mix cornstarch with cold water and stir.  Pour into chickpea mixture, stirring to combine and cook for 2 minutes.  Enjoy as is or serve over rice or quinoa.  Garnish as desired.  Enjoy!   


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Nutrition (estimate only)

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 57.1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 4.6mg
Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Cauliflower Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 387mg17%
Potassium 827mg24%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 57.1mg69%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.