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Cauliflower curry

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From Honey We're Killing the Kids


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a moderate heat. Add the sliced onion and fry for 2-3 minutes, until softened.

  2. Add the curry powder, chilli flakes and cumin seeds and fry for a further minute.

  3. Add the cauliflower florets, stir well to coat in the spices, and then add enough hot water to cover the cauliflower. Bring to the boil then lower the heat to a simmer for 8-10 minutes.

  4. Add the par-boiled potatoes and cook for two minutes, or until the potatoes and cauliflower are completely cooked.

  5. Add the milk, season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and heat through for one minute.

  6. Add the coriander and chives and stir through.

  7. To serve, spoon the curry into four bowls.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ large onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp mild curry power
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ cauliflower, cut into florets
  • hot water as needed
  • 7 new potatoes, chopped into small chunks, par-boiled and drained
  • 85ml/3fl oz semi-skimmed milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

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