Last updated April 17, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Vegan Cauliflower Curry

This vegan cauliflower curry is tasty and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients for your Candida diet.

This Cauliflower Curry is an Indian-inspired vegan dish that comes together quite easily. It is a warmly spiced curry, which gives this classic chunky vegetable dish its exotic taste. And turmeric is what gives it its vibrant color. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which is perfect for reducing gut inflammation while on the Candida diet.

This recipe has lots of ingredients but, once you have them all ready, it’s very quick to put together Another useful thing about this curry dish is its versatility. Once you’ve mastered this version, experiment with different combinations of vegetables, and use whatever seasonal vegetables you have to hand. Firmer vegetables need a longer cooking time, so add them at the beginning. More delicate vegetables like leafy greens need only a few minutes, so they can go in at the end.

This cauliflower curry is delicious served with non-glutenous grains like quinoa and millet. You can also add a few dollops of cooling, probiotic yogurt to contrast to the spices in the curry. It makes a nice vegetarian meal, but goes equally well with grilled or roasted meats. Leftovers? They are more flavorful the next day!

4.14 from 113 votes
This vegan cauliflower curry is tasty and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients for your Candida diet.
Cauliflower Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards
  • 2 Tbsp. oil, such as coconut or olive
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 cauliflower, about 1 1/2 pounds, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise, then sliced into half moons about 1/2 inch thick
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely minced
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • Plain yogurt (optional)
  1. In a cooking pot or large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onions and sliced celery, saute about 5 minutes.
  3. Now add minced garlic and continue to saute vegetables for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
  4. Next add the powdered spices, coriander, cumin, ginger, turmeric and the red pepper flakes, stir to combine and saute until spices are fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Now add the cauliflower pieces, zucchini half moons, diced tomatoes, salt and water or broth.
  6. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about  20 minutes.
  7. Uncover, add spinach and simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Garnish curry with a sprinkling of toasted slivered almonds and finely minced cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges and a few dollops of plain yogurt (optional).

Are you struggling to make tasty meals while on the Candida diet? You can find more than 100 delicious recipes, just like this one, in the Ultimate Candida Diet program, which I created with Dr Eric Wood. There’s lots of advice on foods to eat and avoid, as well as which supplements can help to fight your Candida.

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  1. Diana says:

    5 stars
    I loved this recipe and so did my Dad and sister, however, I added more than the required amount of spices, I used full teaspoons instead and I added a can of chickpeas. I’m definitely going to make this recipe again. Thanks for the wonderful and easy to make Indian vegetable curry!

  2. Lauren says:

    A little soupy, but better the next day.

  3. Christina says:

    5 stars
    Wow ! This tastes great and was simple to make. Anyone have any tips to thicken up the sauce? It was very watery. Wondering if there’s a trick to thicken it up.

  4. Brittany says:

    5 stars
    Wow the flavor in this was amazing! This is the first recipe I’ve tried on this site and it makes me feel better about having to do such a major lifestyle change. This website is helping so much and I appreciate it!

  5. Candice says:

    5 stars
    O…..M…..G….for someone who loves junks and sweets but decided to do a candida diet to clear my system, I wanted to cry after I made this. It was sooooo freaking good WOW. I never leave reviews for anything but anyone who is trying the cleanse, u wont regret this recipe at all. Even my husband and two infants who are so picky love this recipe. Who knew lemon and yogurt taste amazing with this meal!! It sounded weird at first and once I tried it, I’ve been making this for 4 days straight. This is a MUST TRY, thank you!!!!!

  6. Ellen Bleach says:

    Absolutely fantastic. Measurements for the seasonings are spot on.

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