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Thai Red Curry Cauliflower Skillet

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


Dive into the vibrant and tantalizing flavors of this mouthwatering Thai Red Curry Cauliflower Skillet recipe!



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium to large cauliflower, approx. 2 lbs. 12 oz. (+/-) *
  • 1 cup water, divided * 

Thai Red Curry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 – [ 13.5 oz. can ] light coconut milk (from can) (+/-) *
  • 3 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Thai Red Curry Paste (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari *
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder *
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Pinch dried coriander (+/-)
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (+/-)
  • Pinch to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (+/-)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) (+/-)

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5 green onions, sliced

Optional Toppings:

  • Sliced green onions


  1. Place all the Thai Red Curry Sauce Ingredients in a small bowl, whisk well to incorporate all the ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Core and cut the cauliflower into 3/4 -inch florets, then add the florets into a large, deep skillet, add ¼ cup water, place the lid on top of the skillet and steam over high heat for approximately 3 minutes, once the water has evaporated, add another ¼ cup of water and repeat two more times (12 minutes in total to steam, 1 cup of water in total), then remove the lid and allow the cauliflower to continue to steam until all the water has evaporated from the skillet.
  3. Once all the water has evaporated, then add the chickpeas, sliced green onions and Thai Red Curry Sauce, mix well, stir, and cook over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes until the sauce thickens – gently stirring. After the sauce thickens, cook for several minutes, then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer for several minutes.
  4. Remove from the stove and allow the flavors to marry for a few minutes. Top with sliced green onions, serve with rice, flatbread, or naan.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Servings: 4