One Pot Curried Cauliflower with Lentils and Rice

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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based on 1 ratings

The ultimate veggie one-pot wonder! Packed with hearty vegetables, lentils and rice, this hassle-free dish has a spicy kick. We recommend Jalfrezi curry paste, but your preferred curry paste will work just as well! Toasted cashew nuts add crunch and cilantro adds freshness. This is the perfect meat-free midweek meal, guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest meat-eater.

recipe updated Feb 28, 2019


  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp
  • Onion icon
    x 1
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    2 tsp
  • Curry paste icon
    Curry paste
    2 tbsp
  • Cauliflower icon
    x 1
  • Red lentils icon
    Red lentils
  • Basmati rice icon
    Basmati rice
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
  • Carrot icon
    x 2
  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    ΒΌ cup
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: sliced
  2. Prep and set aside cauliflower: florets of
  3. Prep and set aside vegetable stock: hot
  4. Prep and set aside carrot: peeled & coarsely grated
  5. Prep and set aside cashew nuts: toasted
  6. Prep and set aside cilantro: chopped
  7. Get a clean large saucepan
  8. Add vegetable oil
  9. Heat on medium-high heat
  10. Add prepared onion
  11. Cook for 5min until softened
  12. Add cumin seeds
  13. Cook for approx 30s
  14. Add curry paste
  15. Cook for approx 30s
  16. Add prepared cauliflower
  17. Add red lentils
  18. Add basmati rice
  19. Add prepared vegetable stock
  20. Boil then reduce heat
  21. Cover
  22. Simmer for approx 12min until just cooked
  23. Mix in prepared carrot
  24. Heat
  25. Sprinkle with prepared cashew nuts
  26. Scatter prepared cilantro
  27. Serve
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