Cauliflower curry with coconut milk

Creamy Cauliflower Stew with coconut milk is a hearty and delicious. It is a simple dish flavored with garlic and coarsely pepper.

We are starting a new week of blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Everyday Easy dish for Rice/ Roti’. I have some interesting gravy recipes lined up for this week. First up is this easy to make Cauliflower stew with coconut milk. It is great to serve with both rice or roti.

Cauliflower Stew with coconut milk & pepper

Gravy Curries:

Most of the Indian style gravy curries that I make typically either have tomato or coconut or both as base. So for this week I wanted to try something different and looked through my cookbooks for ideas.

I saw this Cauliflower stew recipe in Raghavan Iyer’s 660 Curries. That cookbook is like my curry bible. I reach to it every time I want to try a new curry recipe and with 660 recipes, there are quite a lot of them I haven’t tried yet.

Cauliflower Stew with coconut milk & pepper

Cauliflower Stew – Coconut milk based Gravy:


The gravy in this curry/ stew is made with coconut milk. What I found really interesting is the addition of garlic and peppercorns. I didn’t realize that these 2 simple everyday ingredients can add so much flavor to a dish. This is a simple and easy to make curry that is great to serve with either rice or roti. Do give it a try, I am sure you will love it as much as we did.

Cauliflower Stew with coconut milk & pepper

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 105.

Cauliflower Stew with Coconut Milk
Cauliflower Stew with Coconut Milk
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Creamy Cauliflower Stew with coconut milk is a hearty and delicious. It is a simple dish flavored with garlic and coarsely pepper.
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Cauliflower Stew with Coconut Milk
Cauliflower Stew with Coconut Milk
Yum
Print Recipe
Creamy Cauliflower Stew with coconut milk is a hearty and delicious. It is a simple dish flavored with garlic and coarsely pepper.
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Canola or Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 cups Cauliflower, cut into 1" florets
  • 3~4 Garlicc cloves, finely minced
  • 1 can 13.5oz Coconut milk (about 1½cups)
  • 1 tsp Pepper, coarsely ground
  • 8~10 curry leaves
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach or fresh spinach, well rinsed and chopped
  • 1 Large Tomato, chopped
  • To taste salt
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat; add the mustard and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to pop, add the cauliflower and cook till the florets are lightly browned, about 2~4 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until garlic is cooked through and smells fragrant.
  3. Stir in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add salt, pepper and curry leaves.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook till cauliflower is tender, about 8~10 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach into the pan and cook till the leaves have wilted, about 5~6 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato and cook till the tomato is tender, about 3~5 minutes. Serve with rice or roti.
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11 thoughts on “Cauliflower Stew with Coconut Milk Recipe”

  1. My curries usually tomato and yogurt/milk based. I wanted to try something with coconut milk for this theme but stuck the regular ones. This one has minimal spices yet a delicious!! Bookmarking the recipe and I think I should order that cook book.

  2. Such a flavourful yet healthy stew Pavani, I don’t use much coconut milk as base but your recipe is tempting me. Will try it soon. That book sounds interesting, will have to order it.

  3. Great to see you here Pavani, it’s been quite a while since we did BM at the same time :-). Coming to 660 Curries, it’s a great book and a favorite of mine. I wish it had some pictures, but the stepwise description and simple recipes really make up for the lack of pictures. This is a lot in line with how my mother used to make stew. Instead of cauliflower, it’s potatoes and onions. That’s the main difference.

  4. Oh, this looks beautifully delicious! I love the addition of the coconut milk to this stew -that’s just a great idea! I often make a cauliflower curry that has coconut milk, so I know how well the two pair together. I’m pinning to make later this week!

  5. I never thought to make a coconut milk based gravy. That’s a great idea! We love cauliflower in our house and this stew looks so hearty. Perfect for cold fall days!

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