Spicy roasted cauliflower

spicy-cauliflowerNormally, I’m a bit boring when it comes to cooking cauliflower – cauliflower cheese, gratin, mash etc. but this recipe is both easy to make and very tasty as part of an Indian themed meal or served as a side with roasted meats.

You will need…

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 5 tablespoons of light oil – olive, groundnut or rapeseed
  • 1 small lemon

To make…

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Break the cauliflower into small floats and blanch in a large pan of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and allow to cool and dry in its own steam for 5 minutes or so. It needs to be as dry as possible for the spice mix to adhere and the florets to crisp.
  • Mix the spices, salt and oil together in a large bowl and then add the cauliflower florets and toss in the mixture, coat each floret thoroughly.
  • Arrange the cauliflower in a large, shallow-sided roasting tray. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, pour into a serving dish and squeeze the lemon juice over the roasted florets just before serving.


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About Janet Davies @pigeoncottage

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