Recipe: Cauliflower Korma (Vegan)

Cream. Creamy. Creaminess.

Not something you can get much of and have it be tasty when you’re a Vegan in my experience. I decided to invent a vegan Korma, and I’m pretty pleased as to how it turned out!

I initially intended this recipe just to have the cauliflower, but adding Quorn Vegan chicken fillets was a good move on a hungry day! Whether you eat this as a curry or just use the sauce for chips, it’s very tasty and indulgent and I am loving it!

As always, my ingredients list is approximate and you should always taste and add more of whatever you think you need!

This recipe will feed 2/3.

For the sauce…

  • 2tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 brown onions
  • 1 large parsnip
  • 4 tsp ginger paste
  • 4 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp mango chutney
  • 100-200ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tin full fat coconut milk
  • 1 generous handful of spinach per person
  • fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

For the roasted cauliflower:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger


  1. Set oven to 200°C and bring a pot of water to the boil.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into florets. Boil for 5 minutes, drain and pat dry.
  1. Sprinkle with the spices and then roast in the oven for 10-15mins (ish).
  1. Finely dice the onions and grate the parsnip.
  2. Cook the onions until soft. Add parsnip and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the spices and cook for 2 minutes, but be careful to ensure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
  1. Add the garlic and ginger purées, mango chutney, stock cube and 200ml water. Use extra water if it seems too thick.
  2. Simmer to reduce the stock by half.
  1. Remove from the heat, add the can of coconut milk and liquidise the sauce with a blender.
  1. 6. Return the sauce to the heat through – you can wilt some spinach in at this stage if you like!
  1. 7. Top with your roasted cauliflower and some fresh coriander! Enjoy!

In this picture you can see that stirred through some microwave rice with wheat berries from Aldi – totally recommend it!

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