Curried Cauliflower and Tempeh Bowl



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This easy one pot dish features tempeh and cauliflower with a fragrant spice blend of cumin, coriander, paprika and curry powder. You’ll love this vegetarian main.

For dinner tonight I made a cauliflower and tempeh dish with Indian spices. Besides making a mess when chopping the cauliflower, the recipe was super easy to put together and I loved the curry flavor. It definitely reminded me of my favorite Cracklin’ Cauliflower recipe — this one is just missing the peas!

A plate of curried cauliflower and tempeh.

I enjoyed this dish warm, but Isaac came home later, had it cold and said it was tasty that way as well. I’m already excited for leftovers tomorrow because curried dishes always taste better after having time for the flavors to meld together. 

4.67 from 9 votes

Curried Cauliflower and Tempeh Bowl

This easy one pot dish features tempeh and cauliflower with a fragrant spice blend of cumin, coriander, paprika and curry powder. You'll love this vegetarian main.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 oz tempeh cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ Tablespoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until starting to brown, about three minutes. Stir in cauliflower, tempeh, raisins, spices, salt, pepper, vegetable broth and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer until cauliflower is starting to become tender, about fifteen minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until broth reduces by half, about five minutes.
  • Remove from heat and remove bay leaf. Garish with fresh basil and serve with a whole grain like brown rice or quinoa.


Serving: 1/4 servings | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 959mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cauliflower and tempeh
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  1. yes! have been eating curried cauliflower and broccoli for the whole summer! so. delicious. 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness that sounds really good! I seriously want this right now lol. I never went to Thai Diner Too.. I’ve heard a lot of people raving about it, but my step-dad said he went once and described to me and why he was disappointed. He said it wasn’t as fresh and didn’t seem to have the same idea that Thai food usually has. Which I guess hence the word “diner” in the name.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Indian food and Thai food is a runner-up 🙂 As for late-night snacking… I do get hungry at night, but not terribly so, so I just eat a little snack. Perhaps you just need to do things that will take your mind off of food? Say if you eat out of boredom or convenience just step away from the kitchen or whatever is making you think about food 🙂


  3. mm that curry dish looks amazing! I’ve been on a curry kick lately. Your food at Thai Diner Too looks good! I’ll have to check it out soon! I really like Tip Thai on staples mill – it’s MSG free and you can get brown rice with your meal.

  4. made the Curried Cauliflower with Tempeh last night for dinner…served it over barely…was a fully satisfying and yummy meal!! thanks for posting! can’t wait for lunch, i love leftovers 🙂
    keeper recipe for sure…

    i also practice the ‘no eating after 8 pm’ rule…

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