Indian-style Roasted Cauliflower #SundaySupper

by Amy Kim on April 27, 2014 · 63 comments

Indian-style Roasted Cauliflower |

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Roasted broccoli or cauliflower that has been tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper are side dishes that frequently show up at our dinner table during the week. Easy and flavorful and always gobbled up by the kids. It proves that you don’t need a lot to put together a great meal. I wanted to put a spicy Indian spin on my roasted cauliflower. Now I was happy just eating a bowlful of this cauliflower with a scoop of steamed rice, but this is a great accompaniment to any meal that needs a kick!

Note: Salt, black pepper, and oil are freebies!

Indian-style Roasted Cauliflower |

Indian-style Roasted Cauliflower #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Banchan/Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian Inspired
  • 1 head of cauliflower (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cooking oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Core the cauliflower and cut into bite-sized florets and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Add cooking oil onto the cauliflower and toss until the cauliflower is coated. Then add the spices and toss again until the cauliflower is evenly coated.
  5. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the cauliflower on the baking sheet. Spread the cauliflower out so that they are not piled on top of each other. When they are spread out, they cook more evenly.
  6. Roast for about 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.



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1 manusmenu April 27, 2014 at 4:48 AM

Yum! This sounds like something my family (kids included) would love! Thanks for the idea!


2 The Ninja Baker April 27, 2014 at 4:50 AM

You are rather amazing, Amy. You get your kids to eat veggies without fuss. You are a skilled skater…And adept with spices! Thank you for the keeper recipe =)


3 Laura Hunter April 27, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Hmm, roasting it, I love what roasting does to broccoli so I might try it for cauliflower. Cauliflower is one of those veggies I am determined I will get myself to like. I grew it last year so we would have it fresh but just am not a fan no matter what I tried with it. But I love the spices you added to this so think I will give it a go again.


4 Marjory @ Dinner-Mom April 27, 2014 at 7:06 AM

I’m always looking for new ways to serve cauliflower – this looks fabulously spicy!!!


5 Tammi @ Momma's Meals April 27, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Love the spices in this! I’m always looking for new flavors for roasting! Thanks for sharing!


6 Jennifer Drummond April 27, 2014 at 8:57 AM

I can only imagine how wonderful your cauliflower must taste. What a great idea and I am so loving all of the flavors.


7 Alice Choi April 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Amy, I LOVE this!!! can’t wait to try this! I roast veggies all the time. . love all the spices here!


8 Liz April 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Oh, gosh, you’ve reminded me that I have a head of cauliflower in the back of the fridge! It will be roasted tonight!!! Thanks, Amy!


9 Courtney @ Neighborfood April 27, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Oooo I love this! We roast cauliflower all the time but usually with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Can’t wait to try this Indian inspired version.


10 Constance April 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I love cauliflower. I don’t make it nearly as much as I need to!


11 Marlene A Baird April 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Just think of all the other spices we can use to create many different versions of your roasted Cauliflower. Indian spices are a perfect combination.


12 Wendy April 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I’m going to make this very, very soon! My husband just discovered that he actually LIKES roasted veggies and asked me to make some roasted cauliflower. He only asked that it have lots of flavor…and this fits the bill nicely!!!


13 Heather April 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I know that I would be entirely happy eating this AS my meal, too – sounds excellent Amy!


14 Stacy April 27, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I love roasting cauliflower and it sounds even more wonderful with the addition of those spices, Kim!


15 Laura Dembowski April 27, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Roasted cauliflower is one of my favorite dinners! I often just season with curry and a little turmeric.


16 Tara April 27, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Roasting cauliflower is so good, then add all those spices, divine!!


17 Shannon @ Killer Bunnies, Inc April 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM

This is my preferred way to eat cauliflower, I can’t wait to try your spices out next time.


18 Julie April 27, 2014 at 2:47 PM

In my opinion, roasted is the only way to eat cauliflower. Great idea to put an Indian spice spin on it!


19 Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits April 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM

I love cauliflower with Indian spices! Your photos make it look so attractive, too.


20 Deanna Samaan April 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I can almost smell the fragrant aroma on this! It looks sooo good!


21 Katie April 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Oooh – I make a similar roasted cauliflower at home and it is SO delicious! Love this dish…I want to try it with your combo of spices now!


22 Beate @ The Not So Cheesy Kitc April 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Amy, I just LOVE this dish. Cauliflower is not seen very often at our table but I must change it with this delicious easy recipe. Perfect!


23 Flour On My Face April 27, 2014 at 10:12 PM

I’ve never had roasted cauliflower (gasp!). I am going to have to try your recipe because it sounds so good.


24 littleredkitchen April 28, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Some of my favorite seasonings on this cauliflower and I love the color that the turmeric brings!


25 beurrista April 28, 2014 at 9:07 AM

We love cauliflower. We love Indian. We’ll definitely love this!


26 Sarah R April 28, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Mmm, everything I love in a bowl!


27 Shaina Wizov April 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM

This is everything I love. The flavors, the veggies, the fact that it’s roasted… I want some right now! I will definitely be making this soon.


28 Renee Goerger April 28, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I just love all the spices you used in roasting the cauliflower.
Renee – Kudos KItchen


29 Confessions of a Culinary Diva April 28, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Roast cauliflower is a favorite – it brings out so many great flavors in cauliflower. Your spices are over the top!


30 Soni April 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM

One of my favorite dishes of all time and Amy you made them beautifully!Love those smoky spices in there and yes they would disappear in no time over here :)


31 Dionne Baldwin April 30, 2014 at 2:51 AM

I am a big fan of roasted cauliflower so I would really like to try this one, Indian style. :)


32 Cindys Recipes April 30, 2014 at 5:02 AM

I never tried cauliflower this way. Sounds delicious!


33 Bobbi Renee Hass-Burleson April 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

YUM!! I am always looking for new tasty ways to get veggies in the family. This is perfect!


34 Renee Dobbs May 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Love the spice combination on this cauliflower. Definitely something to try soon.


35 Susan Pridmore May 4, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Oh I just love this, Amy. Cauliflower is totally a favorite in this house. Pinning! And making!


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