craving life indian roasted cauliflower

While planning an Indian meal, I was looking for a vegetable dish that did not require I go shopping. I had cauliflower on hand, fresh ginger, and my spice drawer. My thoughts immediately jumped to my well-worn copy of Maddhur Jaffrey’s An Invitation to Indian Cooking cook book; to her recipe for Cauliflower with Ginger and Tomatoes. Yet this recipe takes time to make and I wanted something much faster to prepare.

Roasting cauliflower is a favorite of mine so by reading some online recipes and utilizing what I had on-hand I was able to create a dish that received two-thumbs up for flavor.

From a health perspective this dish is brimming with Vitamin C, Potassium, Fiber, and is less than 75 calories per serving.


Indian Inspired Roasted Cauliflower
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • 1 (575 g) medium-sized cauliflower head (5-6" in diameter)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup minced parsley (optional)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces (approximately 1-2 inches across). Wash and then dry in a kitchen towel.
  3. In a large plastic bag place the olive oil and grated ginger, then mush the two ingredients around in the bag to coat the inside of the bag.
  4. Add the cauliflower into the bag, close the bag and shake to coat.
  5. Put the dry ingredients into a small bowl and mix. Sprinkle the spice mix into the bag over the cauliflower. Close the bag and shake to coat.
  6. Dump thee contents of the bag onto a large ungreased lined cooking sheet that has a lip around the edges. Spread out the cauliflower into a single layer.
  7. Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes until fork tender.
  8. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with parsley (optional), and enjoy.
Vitamin A : 2 % Vitamin C : 112 % Calcium : 4 % Iron : 9 %

High in manganese, pantothenic acid, potassium (478 mg)
Very high in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 150 g Calories: 74 Fat: 4.0 g Saturated fat: 0.6 g Carbohydrates: 8.9 g Sugar: 3.5 g Sodium: 119 mg Fiber: 3.9 g Protein: 3.1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg



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