Vegan Butter "chicken" with whole roasted cauliflower

Is it plant based or is it vegan, it's both - and it is delicious!

Ok, so I have been thinking about what to name this dish, since the word chicken and butter, both are not vegan things/names. But removing Butter or chicken from the recipe name and the ingredient list, it won't really make sense to most people what dish it is that you are making. So please bear with me on this - sorry real vegans, I hope you are not offended and anyone else who is just eating more plant based on a weekly basis, I think you will really love this recipe.

The chicken has become whole roasted cauliflower

I have made some creative changes to what is normally considered a classic butter chicken, but I really think it works well, so try it out for yourself - it's a winner.

Vegan Butter "chicken" with whole roasted cauliflower

Yield: 4-6 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Active cooking time: 20 minutes

Passive cooking time: 60 minutes


Whole roasted Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower

  • 3 tbsp oil or coconut oil

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp tumeric

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • salt

  • 1 lemon

For the sauce

  • 2 onions

  • 1 golf ball sized knob of ginger

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tbsp. garam masala

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds

  • 1 can tinned tomatoes (400 g /14 oz)

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)

  • 1,5 tsp fine salt - plus extra to taste

  • 1 cup (250 ml) cream ( I use a plant based oat cream)