Curried Cauliflower over Fragrant East Indian Basmati Rice

Recipe by The Spice Guru

My recipe for a spicy-savory vegetarian dish.

Top Review by Sarah S.

My husband's favorite curry I have tried making. So easy and in one pot too! I omit the tomatoes, jalapeños and chili paste, because he doesn't like those... But otherwise I make it exactly how the recipe says. It is so good! We make it about once or twice a month and I finally came to write my review.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. PREPARE the FRAGRANT EAST INDIAN BASMATI RICE (MADE EASY) recipe here, while following the preparation instructions on Recipe #408115 (You may prepare the recipe on that page if desired, but follow only the BASIC RECIPE version): 2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee or olive oil, 1-2 pinch ground cardamom, 1-2 pinch ground cinnamon, 1-2 pinch ground coriander, 1-2 pinch ground cumin, 1 cup basmati rice); KEEP prepared rice warmed on low heat.
  2. SLOWLY heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil or light olive oil in a 3 quart saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. CHOP one medium onion, two medium tomatoes, and one seeded fresh jalapeno pepper; ADD to heated saucepan and stir as needed.
  4. MEANWHILE, trim the cauliflower florets into 1-inch pieces and add to saute mixture.
  5. STIR in 1/3 cup cashew pieces, 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste, 2 teaspoons curry powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala, 1 teaspoon chili paste, 1 teaspoon unseasoned chili powder, 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt, and 1 teaspoon sugar.
  6. COVER saucepan and cook mixture over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is tender yet firm.
  7. SPRINKLE 3 tablespoons flour evenly over saute mixture; STIR until well blended.
  8. POUR in 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk and 1 cup milk.
  9. RAISE heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until thickened; STIR in 1 1/2 tablespoons plain yogurt; SEASON to taste with sea salt if needed.
  10. SERVE over steamed basmati rice; GARNISH very lightly with chopped fresh cilantro or flaked coconut if desired; ENJOY!

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