Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala



This super easy, ultra creamy, and heavily spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala will be your new favorite weeknight dinner! So much flavor, so little effort. Budgetbytes.com #vegetarian #dinner

This super easy, ultra creamy, and heavily spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala will be your new favorite weeknight dinner! So much flavor, so little effort. Budgetbytes.com #vegetarian #dinner

INGREDIENTS
  • MASALA SPICE MIX
  • 2 Tbsp garam masala ($0.60)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne ($0.02)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • Freshly Cracked Pepper ($0.03)
  • SKILLET INGREDIENTS
  • 1 yellow onion ($0.21)
  • 3 cloves garlic ($0.24)
  • 1/2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger ($0.15)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil ($0.32)
  • 12 oz. frozen cauliflower florets ($1.00)
  • 1 15oz. can chickpeas, drained ($0.49)
  • 1 15oz. can tomato sauce* ($0.59)
  • 1/4 cup water ($0.00)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream ($0.26)
  • salt to taste ($0.02)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices for the masala spice mix (garam masala, cumin, turmeric, smoked paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper).
  2. Finely dice the onion, mince the garlic, and grate the ginger. Add all three to a large skillet along with the olive oil and sauté over medium heat until the onions are soft and translucent (about 3 minutes). Add the spice mix and continue to sauté for one more minute.
  3. Add the frozen cauliflower florets to the skillet with the aromatics and spices, and continue to sauté for about 5 minutes more, or until the cauliflower have thawed through and are completely coated in spices.