Sweet and sour cauliflower on a bed of rice is what a perfect dinner sounds to me. This dish is a vegan wonder, it is super fast to make.

One of the best parts of this recipe is the sauce, sweet, sour and savory. A good sweet and sour sauce needs to have a nice tang to it and the perfect sweetness. It’s so addictive and you will want to use it on everything! It’s also very easy to make with a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. This sauce recipe is truly like what you get at a good Chinese restaurant.

If you make the recipe, do let me know in the comments how you liked it. Now let me show you how it’s done!

You will surely love this  recipe as it is   

  • Rich 
  • Satisfying  
  • Flavorful  
  • Quick & easy to make  
  • And seriously delicious.  
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5 from 1 vote

Vegan Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

Steamed cauliflower with sweet and sour sticky sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cauliflower, vegan
Servings: 2
Author: Get Set Vegan


  • 3 cups Cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 tbs Water
  • 1 tbs Corn flour / Corn starch

For Sauce:

  • 1 cup Vegetable broth (with salt)
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • 5-6 cloves Chopped garlic


  • Prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients.
  • Wash and cut cauliflower into florets.
  • In the pan add cauliflower oil and a splash of water,
  • Cover the pot and let it cook on slow heat.
  • Once cauliflower gets soften add half of the sauce and let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add cornflour into the remaining sauce and mix.
  • Now add the remaining sauce into cauliflower and cook until thickened.
  • Serve with boiled rice.
  • ENJOY.



    • Tahini condiment made from toasted sesame seeds and olive oil. you will find it in nut butter sections or in the fridge section with dips. Hope this will help.

  1. Love this recipe and so did my husband, really delish!!
    Mine did now come out the lovely brown your picture shows. It was more of a beige 🙁 not a very appetizing look. Any idea why?

    Thanks so much

    • Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am getting this beige color issue from many of my readers maybe it is because of some soy sauce brand or maple syrup. I will recreate it and will update the recipe notes soon.

  2. I’m glad I watched the video! You listed all the ingredients as tablespoons in the directions but some should be teaspoons – the video shows is as tsp but your directions show tbsp. That’s a big difference! 2 tablespoons of chili flakes would be overkill! It looks good though! May want to update the written directions so it’s more clear!

    Also – for those of us the US – Corn Flour = Cornstarch. Soya = soy sauce.

    • Hi, Thank you so much for your message. I have updated the written recipe instructions. It is some auto edit issue I am facing in my recipe card widget. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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