Cauliflower & potato curry

Cauliflower & potato curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Add some spice to your midweek meal with this one-pan vegetarian main course

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
212
protein
11g
carbs
26g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
6g
sugar
10g
salt
0.15g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • large piece ginger, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder, or to taste
  • 227g can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 small green chilli, halved lengthways
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped, to serve
  • naan bread and natural yogurt, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Cook the onion for 10 mins until soft, then add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin and curry powder. Cook for 1 min more. Stir in the tomatoes and sugar. Add the cauliflower, potatoes and split chilli, seasoning to taste. Cover with a lid and gently cook for a good 30 mins, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender – add a drop of water if you need to, but it is meant to be a dry curry.
  2. When the vegetables are cooked, remove the chilli, if you like, stir in a squeeze of lemon juice and scatter with coriander. Serve with your choice of Indian bread and a dollop of yogurt.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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squigette's picture
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Really tasty - followed the tips and added extra water don't think it would have cooked without it but then reduced back down at the end. Great with naan and mango chutney

pekica's picture
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I adjusted the recipe as the other suggested and added more water, and it was really nice. As for the vegetables, I just put what I had in the fridge, I think this combination of spices can be used for anything.

AnFjJenkins's picture
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When I added the potatoes and the coliflower I figured out the potato wouldn't cook and the coliflower would burn, so I added 1 cup of water. It ended up not being exactly dry but still it was delicious. I'll definetly try again next time boiling the coliflower and the potato before adding it in the soucepan.

Amberwatters's picture

What is meant by large piece of ginger?

ridge trekker's picture

I followed CillaNeo's alterations to the recipe with the exception of using some different veges. I used potato, butternut squash, courgette and mushroom. It turned out great, my whole family enjoyed the meal and I've
saved it as a favourite

CillaNeo's picture

I used this recipe as a base, I added mushrooms, peppers, corgette, and fresh tomatoes instead of tinned, as we don't particularly like dry curries I added coconut milk and two full cups of water, I also added a stock cube, gave my two year old a taste and he repeated "more" over and over, so it seems like a hit...

Oh, I also boiled the potatoes for 10 minutes before adding them in :)

kateherd3's picture

YUCK! The potatoes never cooked (we gave up and fished them out to microwave them). Disappointing.

l1l1an's picture

Lovely. I added a few garden peas and a whole tin of tomatoes (400g). I would have it again.

nienkevh's picture
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Absolutely lovely. Also nice with carrots, mushrooms and green beans. I just put in whatever I have in the fridge. Made it several times now. When it turned out too dry, I added some water. Also, I boil the veg (cauliflower, potato, beans etc) in advance. Goes a lot quicker. Sprinkle with some cashew nuts!

janeroar's picture
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This turned out so awful I'm loathe to give it one star. Having no liquid to cook in, it's very difficult to stop the cauliflower from burning. And if that happens a truly horrible bitter taste emerges. Luckily I cooked the delish 'home cooked chicken curry' on this website too so we had something else to eat, otherwise we would have had no dinner as the cauliflower and potato one all went in the bin!

eastcote's picture

I've made this a couple of times, I add an extra tin of tomatoes, I tin water and some chick peas, makes a lovely mid week meal

disco_disco's picture
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didn't work for me, too dry and vague about amounts of veg required. Had to double the chopped tomatoes and add a couple of cups of water to give it room to reduce whilst the veg cooked.

Came out quite hot, but a bit bland. But i did mess around with the spices a bit, that could have been my fault.

cwkaye's picture

I substituted sweet potato for the potato to make it that bit healthier. I also found it to be quite dry, so ended up using a whole large tin of chopped tomatoes rather than a small, probably around half a cup of hot water and then to make sure the flavour didn't lose intensity, added at least another half tsp of curry powder and cumin.

The squeeze of lemon was essential, I thought, to bring out the flavours and I served with yoghurt and basmati rice.

A great basic curry recipe that I am sure can be adapted with plenty of alternative veg as desired

kathy535's picture
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This was really nice. Having read the comments, I used a 400g tin of tomatoes and 150ml stock and cut the potatoes up small. Despite my generous seasoning, my daughter said it was missing something, so next time I will toast some cumin seeds with the onions and maybe also add garam masala. But overall an easy and tasty curry

rachel_r's picture
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Very nice curry. I parboiled the potatoes and cauliflower first and used a large tin of tomatoes, as per suggestions by others. I also missed out the chilli and cut down the curry powder a bit, as I don't like too much spice.

angelalambert's picture
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so easy to make - I like others used whole tin of tomatoes and some water to loosen up. I also used garam masala powder instead of the separate spices and despite my fiance hating cauli he loved the smell and would love me to make with some meat.

new_romantic's picture
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This was an okay recipe. I think I would make it again but without the ginger, I thought it was a weird taste.

emiliemaddison's picture
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sooooo good, so easy. added a tinful of water (to reduce burning--I have an electric stove) as well as spinach and puy lentils...and I substituted half the potato with sweet potato.
Amped up the protein and fiber, and DELICIOUS.

jnduggan's picture
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Fabulous curry! Added double the quantity of tomatoes and wanted it more saucy and it worked so well. Full of flavour and a real kick. Will be a regular!

jobarrett's picture
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Have just made this for dinner tonight. I wanted to let the flavours develop a bit. I've tasted it though and I think it's lovely. Nice warm spices. I followed the recipe to the letter and it's just as expected consistency wise.

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