Creamy Cauliflower Curry. Malai Gobi
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5 from 7 votes

Creamy Cauliflower Curry (Malai Gobi)

A decadent curry of cauliflower simmered in a creamy white sauce, this Malai Gobi will make you feel like a star cook. Vegan, gluten-free and soy-free recipe.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course/Curry, Side
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes



  • Blend the cashews and coconut milk into a very smooth paste. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and saute until the onions turn transparent but not brown. Add a couple of tablespoons of water if the ginger-garlic paste starts to stick.
  • Transfer the onions to a blender, add 1/4 cup of water and the chili peppers and blend into a smooth paste.
  • In the same saucepan, heat the remaining teaspoon of coconut oil. Add the onion-ginger-garlic paste and bring it to a simmer.
  • Add the cauliflower florets and 1/2 cup of water along with the cardamom powder, pepper, chat masala, and kasoori methi.
  • Stir well to mix, bring to a boil, and cover with a lid. Cook on a medium-low flame, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender but still has a bite. If you like your cauliflower softer, continue to cook a little longer.
  • Add the cashew-coconut cream and stir well to mix. Add water if the mixture is too thick, and thin it out to your liking. I like this curry rather thick and creamy.
  • Once the curry comes to a boil, turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Add salt to taste.
  • Serve hot with rotis or naan.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg