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Broccoli curry

This broccoli curry features in my cookbook ‘The Curry Guy Veggie’.

Broccoli curry is my favourite vegetarian curry. It is absolutely delicious  and works brilliantly as a side dish or as a main course.

If you like broccoli, you are going to love this fantastic broccoli curry. The recipe also works well with cauliflower. In fact, originally it was a cauliflower curry but I tried it with broccoli and preferred it to the cauliflower.


Although originally cauliflower, this broccoli curry was taught to me by a vegetarian friend and I’m so glad she taught it to me. Broccoli curry  is a great example of how good vegetarian food can be.

Like many people, I am trying to eat a lot less meat these days. Make this broccoli curry and I promise, you won’t miss the meat!

If you are interested in trying my other veggie recipes, you  will find them here.

Making broccoli curry

Steaming the broccoli


Making broccoli curry

Frying the coconut, sesame seeds and ginger.

Making broccoli curry

Onion and chillies added.

Making broccoli curry

Stirring in the coconut milk and tomatoes.

Why you need to try this broccoli curry.

Loving broccoli curry as much as I do,  I decided I had to include it in ‘The Curry Guy Veggie’.

I tested it on many of my friends first and knew it had to be in my veggie book. 

Since the release of ‘The Curry Guy Veggie’ I have also been able to demo the recipe at many festivals and at the curry class I hold in France every year. People are often surprised that broccoli curry can taste so good.

It’s a bit spicy and has a delicious flavour from the coconut milk, and peanuts. What a combo!

Making broccoli curry

Sauce complete!

Broccoli curry

Broccoli added and heated through.

Broccoli curry

Broccoli curry… One of my favourites.



Yield: 4

Broccoli Curry - My Favourite Vegetarian Meal

Broccoli Curry - My Favourite Vegetarian Meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil
  • 70 grams grated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 inch ginger - finely grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • 70 grams roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 3 tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 green chilli pepper finely chopped
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 500grams (1 pound) broccoli
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat some water and steam the broccoli florets until just cooked. You should just be able to stick a fork into the side of the florets but there should be some resistance. Set aside.
  2. Now heat a large frying pan or wok over medium heat and add half the ghee or oil. Throw in the ginger, coconut, sesame seeds, peanuts, chilli powder and turmeric and cook for about three minutes stirring the ingredients about the pan with a spatula.
  3. Add the rest of the ghee if needed and throw in the onions, tomatoes and chopped chilli peppers.
  4. Cook until the onion is transparent and just beginning to turn a light brown.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  6. Throw in the broccoli florets with the coconut milk and heat through. You want the broccoli to be tender but not mushy.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
  8. As you can see, this broccoli curry can be made in minutes. Teamed with a little saffron rice or chewy home made naan bread it is the perfect mid week family meal or side or main dish for an exotic dinner party.
  9. I would really like to know how you get on with this recipe. The important thing is that you try it as it really is amazing. Be sure to stop back and leave a comment.

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I hope you do enjoy this broccoli curry as much as my family and I do. If you do give it a try, please let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

Eileen Eby

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

I had everything to hand bar the peanuts, so made it anyway. Yummy

Dan Toombs

Saturday 8th of June 2024

Glad it tasted good without the peanuts. Thanks Dan


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

I love broccoli so when I seen this recipe pop I said I have to try this, next time I'm going to add some more veggies thanks it's saved to my phone now

Dan Toombs

Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Good idea and yes this is a really popular recipe and would be good with other added veg. Thanks Dan

Anne Sowerby

Friday 23rd of June 2023

I’m going to try this recipe this weekend. Sounds fascinating!

Dan Toombs

Sunday 25th of June 2023

Great, it’s a popular one! Thanks Dan


Sunday 16th of October 2022

This sounds delicious but I'm unclear on how to use grated coconut. Does it mean fresh coconut I grate myself or a prepared product I can buy in supermarket?

Dan Toombs

Friday 21st of October 2022

Asian shops sell frozen grated coconut really inexpensively or you can buy it on line. Thanks Dan

Celie Bia

Thursday 13th of October 2022

Im gonna try this recipe for my boss tonight as we have a lot of brocolli

Dan Toombs

Thursday 13th of October 2022

Sounds good, hope he appreciates it! Thanks Dan

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