Curries are a staple in the cuisines of many South Asian countries and generally consist of simmered or sautéed veggies and legumes in a creamy, well-spiced sauce. Since curry has become a bit of an umbrella term, the possible curry combinations are endless. You can choose to go the more traditional route and make North Indian aloo gobi or you can simmer whatever vegetables you have on hand and come up with a savory and satisfying combo of your own.
Fall is the peak season for cauliflower, making the vegetable an even more tempting addition to your curries. Aside from the fact that cauliflower is especially abundant and wonderful at this time of year, the veggie is incredibly versatile and works well with pretty much any flavor profile. On the health side of things, cauliflower is great at keeping you full and packing in plenty of antioxidants.
If you’re on the hunt for some ultra cozy meals for the colder months, these cauliflower curries will definitely do the trick. Don’t believe us? Then will let the pictures of these 15 comforting recipes do the talking. We searched far and wide to find the most luscious, creamy, warming cauliflower curries in our Food Monster App archives and found these beauties.
In this Roasted Cauliflower Curry, cauliflower florets are seasoned with a mixture of turmeric and salt then roasted until golden and tender. A dry masala mix is then cooked in an aromatic tomato curry with an additional layer of spices. Lastly, the roasted cauliflower is stirred into the curry to coat it with all of the flavors. This impressive entrée is guaranteed to become a repeat in your household.
This recipe for Aloo Gobi will surely satisfy your craving for spice and flavor. Aloo Gobi is a classic Indian dish that consists of potatoes and cauliflowers in an indulgent, spicy sauce. The rich curry is perfumed with a bold blend of spices and packed with healthy vegetables, roasted cashews, fried potatoes, and tender cauliflower.
Achari Gobhi is a dish from Northern India that is vegetables, including cauliflower of course, cooked in pickling spices. This recipe for the famous dish mixes cauliflower and Brussels sprouts with a delightfully complex mixture of homemade, roasted spices. It is perfumed, complex, and is guaranteed to impress your guests.
Packed with flavor, this Indian Coconut Curry With Cauliflower is a spicy and rich dish that provides hefty sustenance. The spices are balanced out by coconut milk, and the cauliflower adds a nice texture to the entrée. Serve with brown rice, or make a big batch for easy-to-grab lunches throughout your week.
This Slow Cooker Ginger and Cauliflower has layers and layers of flavor without making a mess in the kitchen or a long ingredient list. And guess what? It’s a SLOW COOKER recipe. Yep, just dump in the ingredients and move on with your busy life. If you want a comforting meal waiting for you when you get home from work or school, do yourself a favor and make this.
This Cauliflower and Potato Curry is simple but incredibly delicious, making it an ideal choice for nights when you want dinner in a pinch. The rich, thick curry is punctuated by perfectly sautéed vegetables and the whole dish is bursting with flavor. Bonus: this recipe heats up great for leftovers; what more could you want?
This Lentil and Cauliflower Curry is all of the greatest vegetables and flavors in one big bowl of goodness. It’s loaded with cauliflower, eggplant, sweet potato, tomatoes, and red lentils. This is curry isn’t too spicy — but you can always add more heat if you need it – it is fragrant, and topped with a tasty temper of caramelized onions and spices that’s almost too good to be true.
This Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry is jam-packed with protein from tofu, peas, and cashews — and it’s so easy to make. The protein is bound to keep you full for hours and will ward off late night snack cravings. Pop it on top of your grain of choice and voilá! This is a dinner that you will not grow tired of.
Looking for a delicious dinner that comes together easily? This Purple Cauliflower Coconut Peanut Curry is flavorful, satisfying, and unique; how often do you see purple cauliflower? First, roast the chickpeas and cauliflower in the oven and then sauté them along with vegetables, coconut milk, and peanut butter. The result is a salty-sweet curry that is as nutrient-dense as it is delicious.
10. Cauliflower, Mango, and Spinach Coconut Curry
Mangoes lend their vibrant color and juicy flavor to this Cauliflower, Mango, Spinach Coconut Curry. This dish also has cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, chickpeas, and plenty of seasoning. How often do you have a meal that’s equally savory, sweet, and spicy? Serve with flat bread or rice so to not miss a single drop of the delicious sauce!
The buttery sauce in this “Butter” Masala With Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower is so easy to make and delicious that it will have you singing with joy! It is made in mere minutes because all you have to do is whisk all the ingredients together and simmer it until hot. It doesn’t get any simpler than that! The sauce perfectly coats the roasted vegetables, making an indulgent meal that will surely warm your heart and soul.
Delicious and fragrant, this Chickpea, Cauliflower, and Butternut Squash Curry is a wholesome meal! Vegetables are simmered in aromatic spices and coconut milk. When served with steamed rice and flatbread, it’s the perfect comfort food. Don’t be surprised if you sneak seconds or want to be the one who gets first dibs on leftovers.
This creamy Cauliflower and Peas Kurma is a very simple, healthy, and flavorful coconut-based curry. In it, cauliflower florets and fresh green peas are tossed in a medley of fragrant ingredients including fresh methi leaves, tomato, ginger-garlic pasta, turmeric, and mustard seeds. Serve this with roti or flatbread, you’re not going to want to waste a drop of the delicious sauce!
If dreary days have you in a funk and you need a little cheering up, maybe you can be tempted with this bowl of Cauliflower and Parsnip Coconut Curry. It’s healthy, cozy, and wholesome packed with some yummy veggies and warming spices. This is a sweet tasting curry with cauliflower, sweet root vegetables, coconut milk, almonds, raisins, and spices.
Comforting and classic, this recipe for Alu Gobi is one that has many fans, making it perfect for serving for company. The soft absorbent potatoes blend wonderfully with the mild and slightly crunchy mellow taste of the cauliflower. This is a well tested duo in Indian cooking that has met the test of both taste and appearance. This particular version is a North Indian variation and has a nice thick soft sauce.
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Lead image source: “Butter” Masala With Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower