Roasted Curried Cauliflower

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BEST roasted cauliflower is Roasted Curried Cauliflower! With onions, garlic, curry spices. Quick, EASY, healthy!

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Years ago, the way most people I knew prepared cauliflower was to steam it or boil it, and serve it with a little butter. Then came the discovery of the magic that happens when you roast cauliflower.

That simple, plain, sometimes soggy (if boiled) white vegetable that we ate because we were supposed to, now became something crunchy and nutty and crazy good that we fought over to finish.

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The only thing better than roasted cauliflower? Curry roasted cauliflower. Cauliflower with curry is one of those magical pairings, a classic in Indian cuisine, and for a good reason. The combo tastes fantastic.

It’s easy to make. Toss florets with olive oil mixed with curry spices and lemon juice, spread them out in a large sheet pan, and roast in a hot oven until happily browned.

In this recipe we are using regular yellow curry powder, and supplementing it with a little ground cinnamon. And we are adding garlic and sliced onions to the mix. The onions especially add a sweet balance to the curry and cauliflower.

Roasted Curried Cauliflower Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

If you don't have yellow curry powder, you can substitute with a mix of ground cumin, ground turmeric, ground ginger, and ground coriander. The turmeric is what gives yellow curry powder its yellow color. Watch out, it stains!

Ingredients

  • 1 large (or 2 small) head(s) cauliflower, cored, broken into large-ish florets, florets sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 onion, peeled, thickly sliced, root to tip
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Method

1 Preheat oven, line baking pan with foil: Pre-heat oven to 425°F (220°C) with a rack on the top third of the oven. Line a large rimmed baking with foil.

2 Whisk together garlic, lemon juice, oil, curry, cinnamon, salt: Put the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, curry powder, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously until well combined.

3 Coat floret slices with curry mixture:  Add the cauliflower and onion slices to the bowl with the curry and toss to coat. Spread the cauliflower and onion slices on the baking sheet in a single layer.

4 Roast in oven: Roast in oven at 425°F (220°C) for 25 to 30 minutes until well browned. Check halfway through the cooking, and rotate the pan for more even cooking.

Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Pat

    Great, simple recipe. Easy and delicious. One of my go-to’s, now that I am trying to make more veg side dishes as a substitute for rice and pasta.

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  2. Tyler

    I love it. Been making it for the past few months for lunch. Usually with a side of chickpeas and chard. Sometimes throw in chicken. Very cheap and easy meal.

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  3. dee

    I made it, inspired by your recipe and kind sharing!! :D
    My kids are usually not fans of cauliflower but they loved every floret of this dish, even asking for seconds! I’ve shared my version on my family and lifestyle blogazine – The Hooting Post (https://thehootingpost.com/2020/08/18/roasted-curried-cauliflower-recipe-for-kids/) and have credited you for the inspiration :)

    Thank you again and keep cooking!
    Dee
    Singapore mum who writes at The Hooting Post

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  4. Renee

    This was amazing! Will definitely make it again. I used fresh chopped garlic and shallots instead of onions. Sooo good!

  5. Frederick

    Delicious. Love the idea of adding cinnamon.

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