Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry

Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry

My latest curry craving almost had me ordering take out, but why do that when you can make fabulous vegetable curry in a snap at home? It is a great go-to dish when you want to impress someone, feed a crowd or just craving curry goodness.

Warning, this is a crazy addictive coconut curry! You can substitute vegetables and  proteins to your liking, but this combo is literally awesome sauce.

What is the magic ingredient? Store-bought curry paste. Most varieties have ingredients which you can only find at Asian Markets. Since most of us don’t have lemongrass, kaffir lime, and galangal laying around, this is a great way to achieve authentic flavors.

This recipe is healthy with the added indulgence of a creamy coconut sauce. The miracle of this decadence is that it is vegan and dairy free, despite its richness. It is one of my absolute favorite dishes to eat and just one of those perfect recipes that satisfies many a taste buds and preferences. 

It keeps well, so make a pot of it and you’ll have fabulous leftovers for a couple of lunches during the week.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry

  1. Dear Nas, one can really smell and taste the cauliflower and the curry just by looking at the food preparation long enough! Very seductive! Now, it may create a little but interesting challenge to select what to drink with it – I mean the selection of the right wine….?

    1. Great question! In my opinion you have a few options. Since the dish has complex flavors with the spices and is substantial with the coconut milk, you want a wine with some body and notes of fresh fruit to balance out the spice. A Gruner Veltliner will stand up to the spice nicely without being overpowered by the heat. The acidity of a crisp Chenin Blanc also works well, creating a nice balance with the richness of the coconut milk. Finally, I generally gravitate away from sweet wines, but a nice German or Austrian Riesling with an subtle touch of sweetness can be a nice pairing too. Of course not all Rieslings are sweet but with Thai food is when I enjoy this particular wine the most. Let me know how it goes!

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