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Indian Butter Chickpeas and Cauliflower
with peas / naan

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

A spice-filled and creamy tomato sauce makes this curry with chickpeas and cauliflower a great entry-level dish if you are unfamiliar with Indian cuisine. This dish tastes even better a day or two after it's made, so it's great for leftovers. This dish has remained a favorite among our members since it first made its debut in August 2013.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Indian Butter Chickpeas and Cauliflower:
  • Garam masala - 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander - 4 tsp
  • Ginger, dried - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Cauliflower - 1 head, chopped
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 1/2 cans, drained and rinsed
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp (sub ghee)
  • Tomatoes, crushed (28 oz / 794 g) - 1 can
  • Half and half - 1/2 cup
  • Peas, frozen - 2 cups
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup
  • Naan - 4 rounds (sub pita or flatbread)

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine garam masala, coriander, ginger and turmeric in a small bowl.
  2. Garlic / Onions / Cauliflower / Cilantro - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add butter and then onions and saute until tender, ~3 minutes. Add in garlic and a pinch of salt. Saute until fragrant, 1 minute more.
  2. Add in cauliflower and then spice mix. Saute for another minute or two before pouring in tomatoes and half and half. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Add in beans and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for another 5 minutes to let the flavors develop.
  4. Defrost peas in the microwave.
  5. Stir peas into curry and cook 1 minute more. Season to taste with some salt and more spices.
  6. Serve chickpeas and cauliflower with yogurt and cilantro on top and naan on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (171)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (21)
Vegetarian (31)

89 reviews

So good! Even my 5 year old liked it (well, she didn't like the cauliflower)

By: Kimberly
Posted: Sep 01, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Excellent! We didn’t have cauliflower, but we added potatoes and carrots.

By: Marin
Posted: Apr 13, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Probably won't make this again. The ratios felt a bit off. Needed more spices and cream, less chunky veggies, to feel authentic. (Or veggies on the side, even better.)

By: Lauren
Posted: Jan 25, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not at all what I expected based on the name... tasty and filling though!

By: Kathryn
Posted: Jan 21, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Everyone enjoyed this.

By: Rachel
Posted: Nov 06, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Saw the comments so added extra spices and salt. Really delicious!

By: Lara
Posted: Jun 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful