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Vegan Cauliflower Coconut Curry

Get a great dinner on the table with this vegan cauliflower coconut curry dish! Easily made in one skillet in under 30 minutes, you will fall in love! Our take on a vegan version of butter chicken. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dairy free dinner, dairy free main course, dairy free recipes, vegan main course, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 321kcal
Author LarishaBernard


Serve With, Optional

  • rice or quinoa
  • naan


  • Start rice or quinoa if making.
  • In a bowl, combine chopped cauliflower florets with 1 can of coconut milk, garlic, ginger and lemon juice. Let sit for 10 minutes. 
  • In a large skillet, add olive oil over medium heat.
  • Cook onion for 3-4 minutes until starting to turn translucent. 
  • Stir in garam masala, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.  Cook for 1 minute until the spice mixture is fragrant. Careful not to burn.
  • Add in cauliflower mixture and stir to combine.
  • Turn heat down to medium low, cover skillet, and let cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add in 2nd can of coconut milk and tomato paste. Combine together well.
  • Bring sauce up to a boil and cook 5-7 more minutes until the sauce begins to thicken and the cauliflower is softened. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vegan butter.
  • Add salt and pepper to liking.
  • Top with fresh cilantro and serve over rice. Can also serve with fresh naan. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days in an air tight container. 


*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation and cauliflower substitutions. 
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.  Does not include optional rice, quinoa or naan. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 58.7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4.7mg