Curry Cauliflower Buddha Rice Bowl

Served over fragrant basmati rice, this luxurious Curry Cauliflower Buddha Rice Bowl is a vegetarian and dairy-free take on traditional butter chicken.

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Curry Cauliflower Buddha Rice Bowl

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


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


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! Made with creamy coconut milk and cauliflower, this dish is dairy-free and completely meat-free, as well.

Once you try the tantalizing combination of spices and ingredients in this dish, you’ll want to make it again and again. For this dish, you’ll need garlic, ginger and shallot combined with classic Indian spices such as garam masala, paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper and cayenne. These simmer together with cauliflower and chickpeas in a creamy, tomato-based sauce made with coconut milk. Served over perfectly cooked, fluffy basmati rice this makes a deliciously fragrant and filling lunch or dinner.

Buddha Bowl

This recipe for Curry Cauliflower Buddha Rice Bowls is a great example of the delicious ways you can enjoy plant-based meals. These nutrient-dense bowls are often meat free but, with so many tasty ingredients, including vegetables, beans and a hearty grain base like rice or quinoa, they’re packed with flavor. This dish is made with fluffy and fragrant Success® Basmati Rice for a delicious and flavorful base, but feel free to use Success® Tri-Color Quinoa if that’s what you have on hand.

Buddha Bowls are usually eaten chilled but can be served warm, if desired.

Other Meal Inspiration

If you’re looking for something with more of a plant-based recipe, take a look at this Vegan Meatloaf. 

  • 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. It’s a delicious, easy meal that you’ll want to enjoy again and again.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic, shallot, garam masala, ginger, paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper and cayenne for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in chickpeas, coconut milk, tomato sauce 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 spinach has wilted.

    Step 4

  • Serve curry cauliflower over rice, garnished with cilantro.

    Recipe Tip

    To quickly mince garlic, use a garlic press.