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Vegan “Butter Chicken” Cauliflower Wings

  • Author: Raj
  • Total Time: 47 min
  • Yield: 1-2 heads of cauliflower 1x



Cauliflower ‘Wings’

  • 1 head cauliflower (cut/broken into bite-sized ‘wings’)
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil (or other oil of preference)
  • salt to taste

Vegan Butter Chicken Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 large yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 Tbsp fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder or 1 Tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 heaping tsp turmeric
  • 1 heaping tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 370 ml tomato paste
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 1 heaping tsp garam masala
  • 1/81/4 cup sliced almond
  • 1/81/4 cup cilantro


‘Butter Chicken’ Sauce

  1. Melt ghee in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add salt and onions. Cook until onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Add in garlic, ginger, turmeric, paprika, and cayenne. Mix in and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add tomato paste and coconut milk.  Mix thoroughly with spices (getting all of the spices that maybe stuck to the bottom of the pan).
  5. Stir in garam masala. Cook until coconut is heated through.

Cauliflower ‘Wings’

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower pieces in oil, then sprinkle with salt and continue tossling.
  3. Spread cauliflower wings out on a cookie sheet, turning so that any flat pieces are down against the sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, flip cauliflower wings and bake for another 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer wings to a large bowl and thoroughly coat with Vegan Butter Chicken Sauce (about 2-2.5 cups should be good for a med-large head of cauliflower).
  6. Return to cookie sheet and bake for another 7 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and encapsulate the cauliflower wings.
  7. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and cilantro.


  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 32 min
  • Category: Vegan
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: Vegan "Butter Chicken" Cauliflower Wings

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