Curry Roasted Cauliflower is a great way to jazz up your veggie side dish! With only a few different spices, this easy recipe will be a huge hit any time of year!
Baked Curry Cauliflower
Eating the same simple roasted side dish every night can get old, so take advantage of a twist on Indian cuisine and make some Curry Roasted Cauliflower!
This flavorful side dish is vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for a low-carb diet, but that’s not why you should make it. With one simple spice, you can brighten up your meal and turn an everyday vegetable into something that will tempt your tastebuds.
Plus, if your family members haven’t had a lot of Indian food (one of my very favorite cuisines!), this is the perfect way to keep them interested in eating more!
- You can use avocado oil or melted coconut oil instead of olive oil if you’d like.
- If you enjoy garlic, adding 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to the spice mixture will enhance the flavors of both garlic and curry.
- Serve this great side dish with fresh lemon juice or lime juice.
How To Make Curry Roasted Cauliflower
Curry Roasted Cauliflower Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped (optional)
Large mixing bowl
Kitchen spoon or wooden spoon
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Wash the head of cauliflower thoroughly and then chop it into bite-sized pieces.
Step 3: Place the pieces in a large bowl and toss them with olive oil, curry powder, salt, and black pepper.
Mix everything until each of the cauliflower florets is well-coated.
Step 4: Spread the seasoned cauliflower in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Step 5: Bake in the hot oven for 25-30 minutes, turning the pieces about every 8 minutes as the cauliflower roasts.
Step 6: Remove the sheet tray from the oven when the cauliflower is cooked through, tender, and has golden brown edges. Garnish with cilantro if you choose and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Curry Roasted Cauliflower
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Can I Use Any Type Of Curry Powder For This Recipe?
You can use any type of yellow curry powder for this recipe, but you will ideally want to use an organic curry powder or higher quality curry powder, as they will have the best flavor.
Can I Use Frozen Cauliflower For This Recipe?
You are best off using fresh cauliflower for this specific recipe. Frozen cauliflower may lead to this vegetable side dish becoming mushy and unappetizing.
Can I Add Other Vegetables To This Cauliflower Recipe?
Yes! Two of the easiest additions to make to this great dish are either peas or red onion pieces. For the red onion, chop them into bite-sized pieces and add them to your mixture before baking.
If you want to add peas, allow 1/2 cup of frozen peas to thaw slightly. Add them to your mixture and bake them along with the complete recipe listed. Once cooked through, you’ll have a tasty roasted curried cauliflower with fresh peas dish.
Can I Adjust The Level Of Spiciness In This Dish?
Yes! As curry spices go, yellow curry powder is among the warm spices, not the spicy spices. There is a little bit of heat, but it is not very spicy. If you want to add more spice, you can add some red pepper flakes or chop up a garlic clove, which will add more of a mild zesty spice.
Can I Use An Air Fryer To Bake This Cauliflower?
Yes! If you would rather make air fryer cauliflower or don’t have access to an oven, you can make yours in the air fryer.
Instead of placing your coated cauliflower florets onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, spray the inside of an air fryer with nonstick cooking spray and add the cauliflower in an even layer. Bake for 15 minutes at 390 degrees F, tossing the cauliflower every 3-15 minutes until it has baked through.
Are You Looking For More Delicious Side Dishes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Grilled Corn And Avocado Salad With Feta
- Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts With Almonds
- Honey Roasted Chickpeas With Ginger
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus On The Grill
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- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt (to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash the cauliflower thoroughly and then chop it into bite-sized florets.
- Place the pieces in a large bowl and toss them with olive oil, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Mix everything until each of the cauliflower florets is well-coated.
- Spread the pieces in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning the pieces about every 8 minutes.
- Remove the sheet pan from the oven when the cauliflower is cooked through, tender and, golden brown. Garnish with cilantro if you choose and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
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