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Cauliflower, Cashew, Pea and Coconut Curry

4 servings


45 minutes

total time


1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 green chile, roughly chopped (seeded if you prefer less heat)

Kosher salt

4 tablespoons canola oil

2 large onions, finely chopped

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon chile powder

1 large head cauliflower (about 1 1/4 pounds), broken into bite-size florets

1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

4 ounces unsalted cashews (about 3/4 cup)

1/2 cup frozen peas

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1 small bunch cilantro, leaves chopped, for serving

1 lemon wedge, for serving

Cooked basmati rice, for serving


Place the ginger, garlic and green chile in a mortar and pestle with a pinch of salt. Mash until a paste forms and set aside. Alternately, finely chop the ginger, garlic and green chile together, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, then mash into a coarse paste using the flat portion of your chef’s knife.

In a large skillet with a lid, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium. Cook the onions until golden, about 10 minutes. Add the ginger paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir in the tomato paste, coriander, cumin, chile powder and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt. Stir in the cauliflower and coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the cauliflower is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium. Fry the cashews, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.

Add the peas and garam masala to the cauliflower mixture and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Top the curry with the cashews, cilantro and a squeeze of lemon just before serving. Serve with a big steaming bowl of basmati rice.


Serving Size




Total Fat

48 g

Saturated Fat

22 g

Unsaturated Fat

23 g

Trans Fat

0 g




1061 mg

Total Carbohydrate

46 g

Dietary Fiber

7 g

Total Sugars

10 g


14 g

4 servings


45 minutes

total time
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