This healthy one-pot cauliflower stew with curry takes only 30 minutes to make so it is the perfect dish for busy weeknights. Serve this tasty stew over your choice of grain or rice to round out the meal.
I have been itching to create another one pot meal for the blog and I immediately fell hard for this healthy one-pot cauliflower curry. Like all of you, life is busy and I don’t always have a lot of time to get dinner on the table but I want to still eat something healthy that tastes good. One-pot dinners like this cauliflower curry are here for you!
All you need to recreate it is a handful of simple ingredients, half of which you probably already have in your pantry. If you don’t have a large, deep skillet, I would use a saucepan or dutch oven to whip up this curry.
STEP 1: Add the oil, onion, curry powder, and smoked paprika to the pan and sauté until onion is translucent. I recommend using a large skillet with tall sides for this recipe. You could also use a dutch oven.
STEP 2: Stir in the cauliflower and sauté for a couple of minutes.
STEP 3: Stir in the canned tomatoes and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender.
STEP 4: Add the chickpeas and spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted. Taste and add salt to taste. Serve over rice or couscous and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Yes! One of the things I love about curry dishes like this one is that they are loaded with vegetables. Sneak in some plant-based protein with the addition of the chickpeas to make it a complete meal when served over your favorite grain or rice. Also, curry powder is loaded with antioxidants, which are important for scavenging free radicals that cause the cell damage that contributes to chronic disease.
Curry powder is one of those spices that I always try to keep in my pantry for dishes just like this one! Cauliflower and curry powder are a match made in heaven. (Check out this blood orange moroccan salad for another curry-cauliflower recipe!)
Curry powder is a blend of a variety of spices such as: coriander, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, mustard, and chili peppers. It was actually a British invention that was created to try and mimic the flavors of traditional Indian dishes. Most authentic Indian recipes don’t use curry powder, but a unique blend of spices tailored to the dish. You can find out more about the history and origin of curry powder in this fascinating article.
This healthy one-pot cauliflower stew with curry takes only 30 minutes to make so it is the perfect dish for busy weeknights. Serve this tasty curry over your choice of grain or rice to round out the meal.
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Add olive oil to a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat.
Stir in onion, curry powder, and smoked paprika (if using) and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion is translucent and tender.
Stir in garlic and cook for another minute.
Add cauliflower and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes.
Stir in the chickpeas, chopped kale, and salt. Cook another 2-3 minutes until kale is wilted and tender.
Serve over your favorite grain and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 1296mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4293IU | Vitamin C: 115mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 8mg