Spiced Potato and Cauliflower Curry

Recipe by Joe Jones,medium Prep: 20 minutes,Cooking: 25 minutes,Serves: 4

This is a simple vegetable curry recipe using a dry spiced mix of onions and spices, so without a sauce. It works well on its own as a main or as a side dish.

It can be easily tailored to your tastes by using any other veg you like. If you prefer a more saucy curry, add a tin of chopped tomatoes during cooking.




  • 450g floury potatoes, such as King Edward, Maris Piper
  • 450g cauliflower, seperated in small florets
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable (rapeseed oil)
  • 2 medium heat green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper


  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen scales
  • Knife
  • Large frying pan or wok
  • Large saucepan
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Wooden spoon



  1. Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut into 1 inch chunks
  2. Place the potatoes into a large pan of water, add a generous pinch of salt, bring to the boil and cook for around 6 minutes until tender
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and leave to cool a little
  4. In a large fryin pan, heat half the oil and add the cumin seeds. When they start to pop, add the cauliflower
  5. Fry the cauliflower for around 5 minutes stirring now and then until just tender and browned lightly. Once cooked, stide onto a plate
  6. Heat the rest of the oil in the frying pan, add the potatoes, chillies, ground cumin, turmeric, coriander and cayenne pepper
  7. Fry for around 8 mins while gently mixing now and then, until the potatoes develope a golden crust
  8. Add the cooked cauliflower to the frying pan and mix for 2-3 minutes until its heated through. In the final minute, sprinkle with the garam masala


  • Energy

    996kj 238kcal 11.9%
  • Fat

    13.8g 20%
  • Saturates

    1.02g 5%
  • Sugars

    4.17g 5%
  • Salt

    0.45g 8%


The starch based carbohydrates from the veg in this recipe provide a good source of important energy.

Vitamins and Fibre

The potatoes and cauliflower provide a good source of vitamins C and A respectively, as well as a source of fibre.

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