Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Aah the weather has finally warmed up a little bit and it almost feels like spring :)The moment the kids woke up this morning they wanted to play outside and once they were outside,that gave me the perfect opportunity cook up something quick for dinner!I always have a can of Chickpeas in my pantry and this time I thought of combining them with my favorite vegetable Cauliflower!

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This dish is a dry vegetable dish that you can make using any vegetables.I cook Cabbage this way too.Its easy and takes no time at all.The flavor base consists of onion,ginger,garlic with some spices and it can be served with Rice or Roti!An easy,protein packed, delicious meal for the whole family!

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Indian Spiced Cauliflower with Chickpeas


  • Cauliflower florets-1 1/2 cups
  • Canned Chickpeas-1 cup
  • Onion-1 chopped
  • Crushed Ginger-1 tsp
  • Crushed Garlic-1 tsp
  • Ground Cumin-1 tsp
  • Ground Coriander-1 tsp
  • Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric-1 tsp
  • Red Chilli/paprika-1 tsp
  • Tomatoes-2 chopped
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-3 tbsp


  1. Heat Oil in deep skillet.
  2. Add onions and saute until golden.
  3. Add ginger and garlic and saute for a minute.
  4. Add all the spices and fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add tomatoes and let the mixture cook for about 4-5 minutes until tomatoes are cooked.
  6. Add the cauliflower, cover and cook until almost done.
  7. Add the chickpeas and continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes.Check seasonings.
  8. Serve hot with rice or roti!
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  1. Such a delicious and healthy side dish.. looks absolutely perfect.. Love it :)
    Hari Chandana recently posted..Palakura Murukulu ~ Spinach Sev RecipeMy Profile

  2. This looks sooo good, Soni. And perfect for my husband who is a vegetarian these days and very health and taste conscious =)

  3. I love chickpea curries and this one looks so healthy and delicious!!
    The trouble with it warming up on your side of the world is that it is cooling down over here… but at least if it is cool I can eat your curries ;)
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  4. I love that your favorite veggie is cauliflower…this sounds beautifully spiced and yummy!
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  5. I love cauliflower cooked this way – i have always eaten with green peas but chickpeas are certainly going to be great addition. My mom’s (little greasy) ones are my fav though.
    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health recently posted..Extra Marvelous in My MondayMy Profile

  6. I have made just an Indian spiced cauliflower as a side, but I love the addition of chickpeas to make this a filling meal.
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal recently posted..Menu Plan and Shopping List for #MeatlessMarch Week 2My Profile

  7. A favourite Indian dish :D

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  8. So many wonderful spices. I love it!
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  9. Delicious! I LOVE both cauliflower and chickpeas in just about any indian dish.
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  10. Love this dish. One of my favorites.
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  11. Yum!! i just love all the spices in here – healthy and delicious!
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  12. This sounds like a wonderful, hearty dish! I love reading blogs, because I learn about new food combos. It is funny I didn’t think to put cauliflower and chickpeas together, but now I am excited to try it!! Yum, Hugs, Terra
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