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Vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

Easy One-Pot Vegan Pumpkin Curry

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15-20
  • Total Time: 20 minute
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Easy One-Pot Vegan Pumpkin Curry is filled with cauliflower, chickpeas, and the most incredible blend of spices.



  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 inch grated fresh peeled ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste*
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1, 15.5 oz. can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained) 
  • 1.5 cups homemade pumpkin puree**
  • 1, 13.5 oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional for added sweetness)
  • fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Add oil and onions to a preheated dutch oven.  Add salt and pepper and over medium heat sauté until onions are translucent and fragrant (about 5 minutes). 
  2. Add garlic, ginger and red curry paste and saute another minute.  
  3. Add cauliflower and chickpeas and stir.  Add pumpkin, coconut milk and maple syrup if using.  Stir well to evenly distribute the ingredients.  Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes until cauliflower is fork tender.
  4. Serve in bowls alone or with rice.  Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves if desired.  
  5. Store leftovers once fully cooled to room temperature.  Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  Freeze for up to two months leaving 1 inch of space at the top of the container to allow for expansion.


*I like a mild version of this curry and typically use 1 tablespoon of red curry paste but for a spicier version you can use 2 tablespoons of red curry paste.  If you really love curry flavor and enjoy spicy food you can go up to 3 tablespoons if you like.  

**You can substitute a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree but I highly recommend using homemade pumpkin puree in this recipe.  It makes a huge different in this dish.  It will be sweeter, creamier and thicker with homemade pumpkin puree.  You can make it in your Instant Pot or in your oven.

  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: vegan pumpkin curry