Cauliflower & chickpea pilaf

Cauliflower & chickpea pilaf

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Delicious served on its own, or as a side dish with grilled chicken breasts rubbed with a little curry paste

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal443
  • fat14g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre8g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.82g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 large onions, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp curry paste of your choice
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 350g cauliflower florets
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 50g toasted flaked almonds


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • handful chopped coriander


  1. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick pan and add the onions. Cook over a medium heat for 5 mins until starting to turn golden. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 min. Add the rice, cauliflower and chickpeas, stirring to coat in the paste.

  2. Pour in the stock and stir. Cover and simmer for 10-15 mins until the rice and cauliflower are tender and all the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the almonds and coriander, then serve.

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Comments (11)

llio's picture

I'm sorry but this recipe was horrible. I think the main problem was the vegetable stock. It might be better with tinned tomatoes or passata instead.

kathy535's picture

It won't let me rate the recipe but it would get 4*. Very easy and tasty with decent size portions.

emmafitz1996's picture

I made this today without almonds, lovely! and when you leave the almonds and rice out it's very low in calories. :)

kasiakoczwara's picture

Really simple and really lovely!

paulajanejones's picture

Really tasty and a good way to use up a cauliflower.

cvlewis1's picture

Really easy and tasty. I didn't have any curry paste so just flung in a few spices - it worked really well.

martinso's picture

Really simple and tasty way to use store cupboard ingredients and excess cauliflower!

loopylinny's picture

This is simple and very tasty! It was great for getting that lovely indian flavour without the fat and calories of a takeaway meal. I left out the almonds as I am allergic to nuts but I doubt that it really took anything away from the dish. I am going to try this as a side dish with chicken next as suggested.

uliana's picture

Quick, easy and yummy! Made it with carrots which gave it a bit of sweet taste. Delicious!!!

ugly_catfish's picture

Absolutely delicious and so easy AND healthy!

I think warm it would make a great side dish to a tomato based curry however I also love it on its own as a vegetarian dish.

Additionally I think its scrummy cold the next day for lunch (but not straight from the fridge of course!)

rhianthomas1984's picture

Delicious recipe! I left the almonds out and used pataks madras curry paste which gave it a lovely flavour, it had a slight kick but not too much heat. Will definately make this dish again as it uses basic ingredients that I usually have in the cupboard (so cheap to make too which is always a bonus), but next time i'll serve it as a side dish with chicken, yum yum!

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