Cauliflower & potato curry

Cauliflower & potato curry

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Add some spice to your midweek meal with this one-pan vegetarian main course

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal212
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.15g
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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped



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

  • large piece ginger, grated



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  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric



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  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tsp curry powder, or to taste
  • 227g can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp sugar



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  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets



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  • 2 potatoes, cut into chunks



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  • 1 small green chilli, halved lengthways



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  • squeeze lemon juice
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped, to serve
  • naan bread and natural yogurt, to serve


  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.

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28th Dec, 2017
A bit stodgy for me with the lentils in it, I may try the spices with just potato and cauliflower next time and thicken with a bit of cornfour if too runny. Added a whole small jar of Bhoona curry paste, and it could have done with more.
12th May, 2017
Very bland. I was excited to make this but was left incredibly disappointed. I used fresh spices too so I know it's not that they had lost their flavour due to age. You have no choice but to add water, there is no way the potato would could without it. I used a whole tin of tomatoes, par boiled my potatoes and added water to the mix. Due to this I added extra spices but the dish was still very lacking in any real flavour. I don't like to throw food away so I'll eat the leftovers for dinner tonight but I will definitely have to have a garlic and coriander naan with it plus mint raita to add some flavour.
1st Apr, 2017
Good recipe but I doubled the amount of spices and added some chickpeas, also cooked it for longer :)
Cj peanuts
18th Mar, 2017
Delicious! So easy and quick to make. Have gone off my usual curry so thought I'd try this and it will definetly be a keeper. I did add a bit of water but it all got absorbed by the time it was cooked. Yum yum.
7th Aug, 2016
Really easy and very tasty: I did add more liquid and also some spinach, also I upped the spices a little for personal taste reasons
19th Jul, 2016
I liked this curry a lot - only two small amends to my taste, swapping the potatoes for sweet potatoes and the sugar for ground almond. I didn't find this too dry at all with the specified quantity of tomatoes - cooked on a very low heat with the lid on, the moisture level on the finished dish is very acceptable :)
Orange tomatoes
22nd Feb, 2016
This was my daughter's first curry. She thought it was delicious! But she says she would have liked more potatoes. We added water to make it more moist and decreased some of the spice amounts for her and it was great! She would like me to make again!
27th Jan, 2016
This is great, really simple, but really tasty. I think it is superb, try it!
3rd Jul, 2015
Yum! I used frozen cauliflower instead of fresh which worked perfectly well. I didn't add any sugar. And I got a little cocky and added 2 tsp of curry powder, which made it too spicy. So to fix it, I added a tin of chickpeas. And a bit more lemon juice and some salt. Lots of fresh coriander. Sooooo yum. Will be making it again. And yes, like everyone else, I added water and covered with a lid and just let it cook for quite a while.
18th Jun, 2015
Great recipe! Ginger and lemon juice add a fresh and tangy flavour to the warm tomatoes and potatoes. I put the potatoes to cook first, after 10 minutes added the cauliflower, let them cook for 20 minutes more, kept adding water, and it turned out perfect. I wanted more of a liquid curry so using two medium potatoes and a small cauliflower made the curry too dry for me, so I'll slightly increase the tomatoes and spices next time. I used a thumb-size piece of ginger and it was just the right amount for me.


13th Apr, 2016
Does this freeze well?
9th Jan, 2014
Can I use ground ginger in place of fresh grated ginger?
28th Jan, 2014
A good recipe, however, be aware that the potatoes may take a lot longer to cook than suggested. I had to add a lot of extra water and cook for around another 30 mins to get edible potatoes. It may be worth boiling them for 10-15 mins before adding to the curry.