Cauliflower Potato Curry Recipe

November 4, 2019   10 Comments

This cauliflower potato curry recipe should be a standard dish in your house.

Cauliflower Potato Curry

I have been called the “Queen of Cauliflower” and there have been complaints about my constant desire to work this vegetable.

Hey, I am not going to apologize for loving cauliflower. (I am a little sorry about the people who get gassy when they eat it.)

Check out my list of exciting cauliflower recipes and the most beautiful whole roast cauliflower.

Today, we are going to spice it up! This recipe is Indian comfort food and is known as aloo gobi. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I can’t really tell you why. It is hearty and easy to make.

Cauliflower and potatoes are so bland and Indian spices such as cumin and ginger turn them into something special.

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan so if you have guests that fit any of these categories you are set. I love having something like this in my back pocket to ensure that everyone is happy.

Before you get all grumpy about having to buy the spices, you should have a few of these already in your pantry. If you have to buy one of two, remember that you will be making this often so the expense will be worth it.

I have found all of these spices at my regular grocery store. The demand for different flavors just seems to be growing for home cooks (which is a good thing). So much of American food is bland (hamburgers, mac and cheese, fried chicken) and I find that when I eat very flavorful food – I tend to eat less of it.

You can add peas to this to add a little green color and some sweetness to the dish. In addition, you could make this with sweet potatoes! Don’t hesitate to experiment.

Have you used Indian spices with vegetables?

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Potatoes Recipe

1.6 from 24 reviews

Makes 6, 1 cup servings

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1-1.5 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
1 head cauliflower, trimmed of leaves and chopped into florets
1-inch piece fresh ginger
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 ¼ cup water
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


Peel the ginger and grate it using a fine grater into a small bowl. Mix in the pepper flakes, garlic, cumin, turmeric, coriander, salt, and oil.

Heat a sauce pan over low heat and add spice paste. Cook for 5 minutes until the spices are toasted and smell really good. Add the potato and cauliflower, bring up the heat to medium, and stir for 3 minutes. Add water, mix, and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes until cauliflower and potato are soft.

Add cilantro and serve.

Nutrition Facts

One cup is 137 calories, 5.0 g fat, 1.0 g saturated fat, 21.4 g carbohydrates, 2.4 g sugar, 3.1 g protein, 4.1 g fiber, 218 mg sodium, 4 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Love these flavors, unfortunately makes my husband gag. I make dishes like this when he's on a business trip. 😁

This looks great! Curry powder + cooked butternut squash + chicken or veggie broth all pureed together makes a tasty (& super simple) soup :-)

Snack Girl, you are a mind-reader! I just went to a vegetarian restaurant that served a crankin' cauliflower curry soup (as they called it) and this is it! Okay, maybe a little bit more soup-like. I think they might have blended some of the cauliflower and potatoes. I practically levitated off the seat eating it. Wow, thank you. You rock!

FLAVOR! I finally made it and we've eaten it several ways - all delicious. Besides just straight, I mixed it with my veggie quinoa (make quinoa; add carrots and leeks) and served it hot or cold as a topping for salad. Also great in a wrap. Thank you, Lisa!!!

This is wonderful and I will be making it regularly! I added some leftover shredded rotisserie chicken and loved every bite. I keep thinking of other simple additions, but honestly, it's perfect just on its own. Thank you so much!

We made this with purple potatoes and also added kale. We also used half the salt, 1/4 teaspoon. It was delicious.

Would this work with frozen cauliflower? How about other veg that are less gaseous?

Wow! I love this recipe. I am fond of all Indian food BTW. Hubby won't touch it but I would, like you, eat it morning, noon and night. My other favorite is pollo en mole. Hubby loves it. I might post the recipe if you like some other time. Thanks for this great recipe. Your spice mixture is terrific. : )

You can buy small amounts of spices, i.e. just the amount you need for a recipe, in many stores. Whole Foods, Sprouts, and some of the smaller grocery stores sell them by weight. There's usually a section of shelves where you'll see jars. You just spoon out into a little ziplock baggie the amount you want and it's weighed when you check out. This means you wouldn't have to invest in a whole large jar of spices that you might not use again for many months.

awesome recipe!

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