Embark on a culinary journey with our Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry, a flavorful and nutrient-packed dish that showcases the versatility of plant-based ingredients. This curry combines the hearty texture of cauliflower with the protein-rich goodness of chickpeas, bathed in a fragrant blend of spices and coconut milk. Not only does this curry excite the taste buds with its aromatic flavors, but it also offers a host of health benefits. Cauliflower provides a low-calorie base rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, while chickpeas contribute plant-based protein and essential nutrients. The combination of spices not only enhances the curry’s flavor but also brings anti-inflammatory and digestive properties to the table. With its under-800-calories profile, this curry is a delicious and health-conscious option for those seeking a satisfying and nourishing meal that aligns with a plant-centric lifestyle.


  • – 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • – 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • – 1 onion, finely chopped
  • – 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • – 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • – 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • – 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • – 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • – 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • – 1 teaspoon paprika
  • – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • – Cooked rice or naan bread for serving


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add cauliflower florets to the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes until the cauliflower starts to soften.
  3. Stir in curry powder, ground turmeric, ground cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  4. Pour in diced tomatoes (with their juices) and coconut milk. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Add drained and rinsed chickpeas to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  6. Cover the pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  7. Adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve the Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry over cooked rice or with naan bread.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy this flavorful and hearty plant-based curry.

Health Benefits

The Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry is a nutritional powerhouse that delivers a variety of health benefits through its wholesome and plant-centric ingredients. Cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable, is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins C and K, and antioxidants. Chickpeas, a key player in this curry, are rich in plant-based protein, fiber, and essential nutrients like iron and folate. This combination supports satiety, aids in digestion, and contributes to overall well-being.

The aromatic spices in this curry, including curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and paprika, not only create a tantalizing flavor but also provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Coconut milk adds a creamy texture and healthy fats to the dish, enhancing its overall richness. This curry is a well-balanced and under-800-calories option that caters to various dietary preferences while delivering on taste and nutrition. By savoring the Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry, you’re not just enjoying a delicious and hearty meal; you’re also providing your body with a nutrient-dense, plant-based dish that aligns with a health-conscious lifestyle.