Indian-Style Roasted Cauliflower

My favorite way to eat cauliflower is roasted. It gets brown and crispy in the oven which brings out its sweetness. I always simply toss it with olive oil, salt and pepper but while I was looking for some interesting Indian recipes to try, I came across this spiced cauliflower that looked too good not to try.
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I really enjoyed this Indian-Style Roasted Cauliflower but got a thumbs down from the rest of the family. Like, literally Noah gave me a thumbs down when I asked him how he liked it. I’m trying people but I think maybe the curry was just pushing it too far with my people.
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The combination of coriander, cumin, turmeric and curry brought an incredible earthy, yet sweet flavor to the cauliflower. Cooking it at a high temperature caramelized bits of it and brought out even more sweetness and a nice, crispy texture.

After the cauliflower is roasted, it is tossed with fresh, grated ginger and lime zest to bring a freshness to it and brighten up the flavors. I ate it all by myself in two sittings with zero guilt. It would be wonderful served alongside the cucumber raita I shared last week and another Indian recipe I’m excited to share with you later this month.

Indian-Style Roasted Cauliflower
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  2. 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  3. 1/2 tsp. cumin
  4. 1/2 tsp. curry
  5. 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  6. Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  7. 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets
  8. 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  9. 1 lime, zested
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss with hands.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the spices. Sprinkle over the cauliflower and mix until completely covered.
  3. Roast in oven for 10-15 minutes, until edges start to brown. Flip and roast another 10-15 minutes, until edges are browned and crispy.
  4. Remove from oven and toss with fresh ginger and lime zest. Serve.
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Adapted from Bon Appetit
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  1. This sounds like a great way to change up our cauliflower dishes. Looking forward to trying it.

    1. Thanks Kris! Let me know what you think!

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