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Cauliflower Curry (Aloo Gobi)

20 mins
Serves 4
Savoury pancakes

This dish makes uses of a very popular vegetable in North India, and no doubt you will have seen it offered on many Indian restaurant menus.


  • 3 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • Chilli powder to taste
  • 4 Tbs tomato purée
  • 250g cauliflower florets
  • 150g green capsicum, cored, deseeded and cubed
  • 4 tomatoes, quartered
  • 600ml unsweetened plant based milk
  • 250ml water
  • Salt to taste
  • Small bunch of coriander, finely chopped (include some stalks, which have lots of flavour)


  1. Heat the oil in a frypan. Add the fennel seeds and cook, stirring constantly, for one minute, or until golden brown. Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the turmeric and chill powder and fry for two minutes, then stir in the tomato purée. Add the cauliflower florets, green pepper, tomato quarters, milk, water, and some salt. Cook over a medium heat for 5–8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. When the vegetables are tender, stir in the fresh coriander. Serve with Indian bread, cashew nuts and lemon rice, or plain rice.