Cauliflower Curry with Ground Beef

This delicious recipe for Cauliflower Ground Beef Curry makes an easy and delicious comfort food meal. Saucy, hearty, with a unique mix of aromatic spices (that aren't hot), this is a beloved dinner recipe for the entire family.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Pakistani
Keyword Cauliflower Ground Beef Curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 273 kcal
Author LeelaLicious


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 medium carrot thinly sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes or 10 mini potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a large skillet heat the oil on medium-high heat and add chopped onions. While stirring cook onions until soft, then add chopped garlic until both are lightly browned.
  2. Add ground beef and all spices. Stir often and cook the meat well until nicely browned.
  3. Stir in carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes and water and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer covered for about 25 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  4. Taste and add more salt, pepper or chili if desired. Spices as listed make for a non-spicy curry. Add some cayenne pepper and/or more chili if you would like to spice this up.

Instant Pot Method:

  1. Press the ‘Sauté’ button on your pressure cooker. Once it has preheated enough the display will indicate “HOT”.

  2. Add the oil and onion. Sauté until the onion starts to turn translucent. Add garlic and sauté another minute.

  3. Now add the ground beef and start breaking it up into small pieces. Add all seasonings (salt, pepper, curry powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, chili flakes, and cinnamon). Stir everything together and continue browning the beef (about 5 minutes).

  4. Once the beef is browned press “cancel” to stop the sauté function. Add the water and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.

  5. Stir in sliced carrot, potato dices, and cauliflower florets.

  6. Pour the crushed tomatoes over top but DO NOT STIR. (Tomato touching the bottom of the Instant Pot often produces the dreaded BURN notice.)

  7. Close the lid and turn pressure valve to sealing position. Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes.

  8. The pot will take about 15 minutes to pressurize before the timer starts counting down. Once cooking time is up turn the pressure valve to venting to quick release the pressure.

  9. Add fresh chopped parley or cilantro to your liking. Serve this ground beef curry over steamed rice or quinoa.

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Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Curry with Ground Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.