Curry Cauliflower Buddha Rice Bowl

Served over fragrant basmati rice, this luxurious vegetarian take on a butter chicken is dairy-free.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 Mins


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred tomato sauce
  • 1 can (19 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  • This vegetarian Curry Cauliflower Buddha Rice Bowl is loaded with traditional Indian spices like garam masala, ginger and garlic all cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce made with coconut milk for a delicious meal that you will want to enjoy again and again all made in under 35 minutes.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Melt coconut oil in large skillet set over medium heat. Cook garlic, ginger, shallot, garam masala, paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper, and cayenne for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in coconut milk, tomato sauce, chickpeas, and almond butter; bring to a boil and stir in cauliflower.

    Step 3

  • Cover and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Stir in spinach and lime juice; cook for 1 minute or until wilted.

    Step 4

  • Serve curry cauliflower over rice; garnish with cilantro.


    To quickly mince garlic and ginger, use garlic press or grater.

Indian Food at Home

This homemade, vegan version of classic Indian-style butter chicken is filled with flavor and spices that will take your taste buds on a trip to India without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen! And, using creamy coconut milk and cauliflower, this dish is not only dairy-free but it’s completely meat free.

You’ll be wanting to make this dish again and again with the combination of spices, ingredients and scents that offer an umami taste in every bite. You’ll need garlic, ginger and shallot combined with classic Indian spices such as garam masala, paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Simmer that together with cauliflower and chickpeas in a creamy tomato-based sauce made with coconut milk all served over perfectly cooked fluffy basmati rice for lunch or dinner.

Buddha Bowl

This recipe for a curry cauliflower buddha bowl is a great example of the delicious ways you can enjoy plant-based meals. Often considered similar to Hawaiian Poke Bowls, these nutrient dense bowls are meat free and flavorful including vegetables, beans and a hearty grain base like rice or quinoa. Our variety is served of fluffy and fragrant Success® Basmati Rice for a delicious and flavorful base, but feel free to add in Success® Tri-color Quinoa if desired, simply cook according to the package instructions.

Buddha Bowls are meant to be eaten chilled but can be served warm if desired.