Lentil Cauliflower Curry

Lentil Cauliflower Curry- VEGAN Dish



  • 2-4 tbsp vegetable oil ( I used olive for sautéing onion then used avocado for cauliflower) Use what you like.
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red curry paste
  • dash of cayenne powder
  • ⅓ cup dry lentils
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, hot
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 can  can coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen  peas, thawed and drained
  • large small bag of spinach
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • In a large saucepan, heat 1-2 tbsp of the oil and gently cook the onion for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin and turmeric and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the lentils. Pour in the broth, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and leave to gently simmer for 10 minutes.


  • Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the cauliflower and carrots until lightly browned. Add to the lentil mixture with the carrot and coconut milk.
  • Bring the curry to a gentle simmer and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the peas  and cook for 3–4 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice
  • Add spinach at the end.  Let it wilt.  Serve as is or with rice.
  • Garnish with fresh  cilantro or parsley  if you like, then season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • serves 4


This would make a tasty lunch or fantastic side with your cod, seabass, roasted chicken or roasted lamb.  Give it a try.




Posted by Kris Szabo

Wife, Mother, Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. Passionate about eating healthy, living well, and sharing the joy that makes life great. This site has been designed to help Create a Healthier, Happier You! Follow for health and wellness information. Hope you Eat Well, Love Passionately, and Laugh Often.

2 thoughts on “Lentil Cauliflower Curry”

  1. It also makes a great, healthy, dinner. It is nutritionally complete, and no animals suffered. This is dinner tonight! Thanks, Kris :))

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