Curry is delicious whether it is meat or not. This vegan cauliflower and chickpea curry is perfect for all the family and whilst it is vegan you most certainly don’t need to be vegan to enjoy it.

Cauliflower and chickpea curry
Vegan curry with chickpeas, tomatoes and cauliflower

Disclaimer: Just Average Jen is not connected with any weight loss plan. Please check nutritional values and/or syns yourself as these are approximate to the best of my knowledge.

Why this healthy cauliflower and chickpea curry is perfect for weight loss

This recipe is really low in calories and low in fat which is perfect for those who are aiming to lose weight and looking for a tasty curry.

The healthy cauliflower and chickpea curry is also vegan so if you are trying to have a few meat-free days or are a vegan it is a great healthy tasty meal to try and full of nutrients too.

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan this is a great recipe to try. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

dried chickpeas in a wooden scoopy
Dried chickpeas
Cooked rice in a saucepan on a cooling rack
Cooked rice

Budget shopping tips

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible for everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!

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Money box

Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.

cauliflower infographic sharing the various health benefits and nutritional information of cauliflower.

Other recipes with cauliflower

If you love cauliflower and wish you used it more often here are some other suggestions you could consider. Don’t forget too it is great for vitamin B!

Easy Roti with spiced cauliflower

Roast cauliflower suitable for Christmas dinner

Chicken cauliflower rice

Instant pot vegetable curry

Roasted vegetable salad

plate of roasted vegetable salad
Roasted vegetable salad

Other recipes you might enjoy

If you are vegetarian or want to eat more vegetarian or plant-based meals I have a full list of vegetarian and vegan recipes which are perfect on weight loss plans.

If you love chickpeas or would like to use them more do check out my chickpea guide including recipes for things like Spanish chickpeas, and a one-pot chickpea curry.

Remember if you follow Slimming World to ensure you have your speed vegetables, there are many ways to get lots of speed so there are no excuses not to.

one pot chick pea curry
One-Pot chickpea curry
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Cauliflower and chickpea curry

Cauliflower and chickpea curry

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  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 MInutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Method: Stove top, hob
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Low Calorie


A tasty vegan curry perfect for all the family. This is an easy recipe to make and full of flavour and nutrients.



Low-calorie cooking spray

bunch of spring onions trimmed then cut into lengths of around 4cm

2 tsp crushed garlic

2 tsp grated fresh ginger

2 tbsp medium curry powder

300g Cauliflower florets

1 red pepper, diced

1 yellow pepper, diced

400g can chopped tomatoes

400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained


Heat the low-calorie cooking spray in a large non stick frying pan over a medium heat.

Add spring onions and stir fry for 3 minutes.

Add the garlic, ginger and curry powder and fry for around half a minute then add the cauliflower and peppers and fry for a further 3 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes and bring the mixture to the boil.

Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add the chickpeas and season if required then bring back to the boil.

When it is hot through remove from the heat and serve immediately. 

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About Author

Hi, I’m Jen Mellor; I live in Nottingham, UK. and use my knowledge and experience in weight loss and confidence to help you become your own cheerleader and best friend. I am usually seen wearing colourful leggings and love to wear bright colours. Wear what you love, and be proud of your style and choices!

One Comment

  1. Cauliflower is my nemesis – I always seem to either make it so al dente that my teeth almost break or way too mushy. This, however, allowed me to perfect the art of making edible cauliflower. My husband and I loved the dish!

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