Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas

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I think by now you all know I love cauliflower; really I love all vegetables but this one is a particular favorite as it’s one of the most versatile vegetables to use in cooking. I use them pretty often, especially in Indian Curries and other Indian-style dishes as they have a hearty texture that I like. And today I’m sharing an Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Pea recipe, another great one to use for a simple side dish and perfect when paired with your favorite curry and/or rice!

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas

This simple recipe combines many flavors I know you will enjoy like, bold from the curry and turmeric, sweet from the green peas, and a hint of hot and spicy from the Serrano chiles. The final result is a delicious combination of ingredients full of complex flavors and without the use of any dairy or cream.

Not only is this tasty, but it’s also loaded with nutrition, mostly in the form of antioxidants from wonderfully powerful spices and cauliflower. In a nutshell, this dish contains high amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas |

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas |

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas |

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas |

I typically will make a big batch on my meal prep day and store it in an airtight glassware container in the refrigerator for up to a week. And since it’s super easy to combine with anything, it honestly never lasts that long when I make it, it’s just too good! You could easily combine it with green, grains, and/or your favorite Indian dish.

I hope you all enjoy this super easy Indian-style recipe and use one of my Indian Curry dishes to complete it! Here are some recipes I have a hunch you’ll enjoy with this Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Pea recipe!


Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Peas

  • Author: Vanessa
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegan. Gluten-Free
  • Cuisine: Side Dish


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 (1 inch) fresh ginger grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 to 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  • Lime Wedges
  • Serrano Chillies


  1. Heat a large sauté pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coconut oil, and when it is hot, add the cumin, mustard seeds, turmeric. When they begin to sizzle and pop, add the ginger, and garlic.
  2. Then add the cauliflower florets. Sauté until the cauliflower begins to color, 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Continue stirring until the cauliflower is half-cooked, about 5-7 minutes, lowering the heat if necessary to keep it from browning too quickly.
  3. Add the peas, along with a sprinkle of salt. Cover to let the peas steam until tender, 2-4 minutes. Sprinkle with the slivered scallions, Serrano chili, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 122
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.4g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Protein: 2.7g

If you try this recipe, I wanna hear about it! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture with #livesimplynatural to show me how you enjoy these recipes. Stay tuned for more plant-powered recipes!


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I’m Vanessa

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A believer that the body is not an ornament but a vessel for our deepest healing. When we learn to listen we create more opportunities for our own wisdom to resurface and be heard. Here we strive to create resources to support this way simple way of living.


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