This easy vegan Roasted Cauliflower Curry is deliciously flavored with Indian spices. Its baked crispy and folded in a flavorful gravy which makes it a delightful family meal.
I like cauliflower when it’s cooked nicely in thick creamy gravy with some aromatic herbs and spices. However, when combined with some Indian flavors this vegetables tastes amazingly delicious.
Basically, cauliflower is a versatile vegetable and suitable for most diet types. Recently, riced cauliflower has become a healthy substitute for rice. Its an amazing vegetable.
I can eat it in any form and now, I am working on building a taste for this super vegetable to my kids. it’s a task but I am almost there.
Therefore, this oven roasted cauliflower curry is a winner in my home. It has a smooth tastes and the gravy is so good that it can make any vegetable taste delectable.
Hence, now, at least once a week, I make this Indian cauliflower curry on repeat.
I personally pair it with quinoa to add more protein and nutrition in my diet.
However, for my family, I serve them with naan and sometimes peas pulao.
Well, the most unique creation of mine with cauliflower is chocolate cauliflower protein cookies and its very popular as well. You must try it and trust me you wont even taste the vegetable also.
My other cauliflower recipes that you might like are:
Habanero Cauliflower Spaghetti
Cauliflower in kale Coconut Curry
However, today I am here to share this roasted cauliflower curry recipe.
Ingredients you will need:
- cauliflower florets
for grinding masala
- coriander seeds
- cumin seeds
- cashew nuts
- olive oil
- bay leaf
- fenugreek leaves
- chili powder
- coconut milk
- garam masala
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- Turmeric – it beautifully colors this recipe along with adding health due to its medicinal properties.
- Cauliflower – I used ready cut florets but you may buy the whole cauliflower and cut into your desired sized florets.
- Coriander seeds – even though powdered form is available but grind the seeds along with other spices simply enhance the taste.
- Cinnamon stick – I used the stick to grind the masala but you may use its powder as well.
- Cloves – it is important to use whole cloves here in this recipe.
- fenugreek leaves – commonly know as kasoori methi in India plays an important role in this recipe.
- Coconut milk – I used tetra pack form to make this recipe lighter but you may use canned full fat coconut milk as well. But in half of the measurement.
How to make Roasted Cauliflower Curry
Firstly, I marinated the florets with turmeric and salt and then placed each of them on the prepared cookie sheet.
Secondly, I baked it in the middle rack of the pre-heated oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit until it was soft and golden in color. ( about 35 minutes).
Next, I ground the all the masala ingredients in a powdered form and kept it aside.
Thereafter, i heated oil in a kadhai or a nonstick pan and added bay lead to it along with asafetida.
Afterwads, I added garlic, ginger followed by onions.
Then, sauteed onions unitl they were transluscent and sautted tomatoes in it.
Lastly, I added rest of the ingredients to it and let it cook for a while.
Later, I tossed in roasted cauliflower to it and garnished with cilantro.
I served it immediately and my family instantly liked it.
This dish was gone within minutes and I had no leftovers.
I love cooking for my family and friends and this dish is very simple to cook even though there are quite a bit of ingredients used.
- It is important to note that when you grind the masala it should be in a powder form and should not become a paste.
- Cauliflower should be roasted properly and cooked well from inside.
This entrée taste best when served immediately. However, refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for about 3-4 days.
You may bake the cauliflower and keep it room temperature for the day. Do not cover it. Let it sit on the Baking sheet. Grind the masala a day ahead and refrigerate. Simply make the curry and assemble and serve immediately.
It has nice thick, rich and nutty and creamy base with a variety of spices. Therefore, it is a combination of creamy gravy with crispy cauliflower.
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Roasted Cauliflower Curry
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 1/2 tbsp. coriander seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- pinch of cardamom powder (or 2 green cardamom pod)
- 1/4 inch cinnamon stick
- 6 cloves
- 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 bay leaf
- pinch of asafetida (Hing)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 inch root ginger or 1 tsp ginger powder
- 2 cups finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (tetra pack)
- 3/4 tsp salt or as per taste
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro (to garnish)
- Preheat oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet with a greased liner.
- In a small bowl mix the turmeric and salt to rub the cauliflower florets. Make sure to rub each floret. Place the cauliflower florets on the cookie sheet and grease each floret with cooking spray. Place the sheet into the middle rack of the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until mild golden in color. Once done, turn off the oven and take it out and keep it aside on a flat surface.
- In the meanwhile, combine all the masala ingredients in the food processor and grind very smooth. (Powdery form, do not let the lumps to form). Keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a wok/pan and add bay leaf and asafetida. Immediately add garlic and ginger.
- Sauté the onions in it till translucent and add the tomatoes. Sauté them until tomatoes soften and loosens its texture.
- Now add the ground masala and sauté until well cooked and you start getting the aroma. (Do not let the masala burn and neither should it stick to the pan). This may take about 5 minutes.
- Now add fenugreek leaves and mix very well. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and coconut milk. Mix very well and let it cook open in a low flame for 2-3 minutes or until he milk get almost absorbed. Now add salt, sugar, garam masala and water and mix. Let it cook for couple of minutes.
- Lastly toss in the roasted cauliflower gently. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve warm with naan.
- If cooking this entrée ahead of time and the gravy thickens add some water to your desired consistency and adjust the salt and sugar according to taste.
- For this recipe I used the low fat unsweetened coconut milk in the tetra pack to lighten up this recipe. Feel free to use the full fat canned coconut milk if desired but add 1 cup of it at the beginning. After adding water if you feel you would like to have more coconut milk in your dish then add another ½ cup of this milk.
- This tastes best when served immediately. however, the leftovers can be refrigerated for 3-4 days in an air tight container.
Carol Borchardt says
I have a head of cauliflower in my refrigerator that has to get used and I’ve been wondering what to make. Looks like I found it! This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!
I hope you enjoy this curry 🙂
Nicole Rossetti le Strange says
This looks delicious, Gunjan; I’ve made tons of gobi masala but I’ve never thought to roast the cauliflower before. What a great idea – thank you for sharing!
Thank you Nicole. Hoe you enjoy this entree.
vidya sudarsan says
I always struggle not knowing what to cook with cauliflower! this recipe looks so yummy! And, I have all the ingredients 🙂
Thank you Vidya for stopping by. I hope you like this entree. 🙂