Vegan Tikka Masala with Cauliflower

delicious vegan Indian dish
Delicious vegan Indian dish
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1–2 tbsp Olive oil or coconut oil, or ghee
1 Shallots extra large , chopped
1 tbsp Ginger chopped
4 cloves Garlic fat , roughly chopped
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Coriander
1 tsp Turmeric ground
½ tsp Ground paprika or chili powder
1 tsp Curry Powder or garam masala
1 tsp Mustard seed black , optional
1 tsp Fennel seeds optional
1 tsp Fenugreek leaves , optional
1 tsp Salt
2 Tomatoes medium, diced, or 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 can Coconut milk
Red bell pepper diced
1 head Cauliflower sliced into 1-inch pieces, or small florets
1 Lemon squeeze
For serve:
Basmati rice
Pita bread or naan

Nutritional information

4,4 g
  • For serve:

Vegan Tikka Masala with Cauliflower


This Vegan Tikka Masala with Cauliflower is a delicious take on a classic Indian dish. It is super simple to make too – you can have this dish prepped, cooked and on the table in just over 30 minutes!

To make this cauliflower tikka masala, start by sautéing shallot, ginger, and garlic. Add spices, seeds, and salt and toast until fragrant. Make sauce by adding diced tomato and coconut milk. Simmer and add cauliflower and red bell pepper. Cook until cauliflower is tender. Taste, add a squeeze of lemon juice. Add more salt if necessary. If you like spicy, add cayenne to taste. Serve in bowls over basmati rice or with naan or pita bread. Garnish with cilantro.

To make my Vegan Tikka Masala with Cauliflower, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Vegan Tikka Masala with Cauliflower


Heat oil


Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed saucepan.


Sauté shallot, ginger and garlic


Add 1 chopped shallot, 1 tablespoon of ginger and 4 chopped garlic cloves. Reduce the heat to medium and cook while stirring frequently for about 3 minutes.


Add spices, seeds and salt


Add 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of coriander, 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric, ½ teaspoon of paprika or chili powder, 1 teaspoon of garam masala or curry powder, 1 teaspoon of black mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon of fenugreek leaves, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Lightly toast, while stirring for 1-2 minutes, to enhance the flavor of the spices.


Add tomato and coconut milk and cook


Add 1 can of diced tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1 can of coconut milk and stir to incorporate. Bring the mixture to a simmer.


Add veggies


Add 1 head of cauliflower and 1 diced red bell pepper. Stir and cover. Simmer for 10-12 minutes over medium low heat until the cauliflower is just tender.


Taste and season


Taste the curry sauce and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Add more salt if necessary. If you like spicy food, add cayenne to taste.



Serve in individual bowls over basmati rice with naan or pita bread on the side. Garnish with cilantro.

This Vegan Tikka Masala with Cauliflower is a delicious Indian style curry that will go down a treat with the whole family. Don’t forget to tag #CookMeRecipes if you decide to try this vegan dish!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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