Curried Cauliflower

5 from 8 votes

This curry roasted cauliflower needs just 4 ingredients to make and makes a fabulous side dish! Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s crispy, crunchy, and SO delicious! 

curry cauliflower.

There is a reason why cauliflower is considered the king of vegetables.

It is, without a doubt, one of the most versatile vegetables. You can literally do anything and everything with it.

Some of the more creative ways to use it include using it to make a pizza crust, use it to make tortillas, or even as a substitute for mashed potatoes

While all delicious, sometimes the more simple of recipes are the best. This is why I have a soft spot for this curry cauliflower. 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s made with just 4 ingredients, so it’s easy to whip up.
  • The texture is on point- crispy and golden brown on the outside, soft and delicious in the middle. 
  • It’s low in carbs and perfect if you follow a vegan and gluten free diet. 

What I love about this cauliflower dish is just how flavorful it is. Adding a dash of curry to the seasoning completely transforms it. It tastes so good, you could polish off the entire batch on your own! 

How to make curry roasted cauliflower

The Ingredients.

  • Cauliflower– Chopped into florets and 
  • Olive oil– While any oil works, the olive variety lends a much better flavor to the curry mix. This gives the cauliflower a lovely crispy exterior. 
  • Curry powder– Use your favorite spice mix or try making your own. 
  • Salt and pepper– to taste. 

The Instructions. 

Start by adding the cauliflower into a bowl. Add the olive oil, curry powder, and seasonings and mix very well, until all the cauliflower is well coated. 

Next, transfer the cauliflower onto a lined baking sheet or dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Now, remove the curry cauliflower off the pan and serve immediately. 

how to make curried cauliflower.

Can I make this in the air fryer? 

If you’d like to make air fryer cauliflower, follow the instructions below-

Step 1– Preheat the air fryer to 200C/400F. Prepare the cauliflower as instructed.

Step 2- Add it to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 10-12 minutes, shaking halfway through.

How do you cut cauliflower for roasting?

To cut the cauliflower for roasting, slice it in half. From there, cut each floret off piece by piece. For those larger pieces, you can cut those in half.

Cutting the vegetable this way ensures the florets remain intact.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • If your florets are on the larger side, be sure to flip them regularly. 
  • While you CAN make this oil-free, even adding a smidge of oil can take this dish up a notch. 
  • Oven makes and models differ. If your cauliflower isn’t golden brown around the edges, keep it in there longer! 

Ways to use roasted cauliflower

While delicious on its own (it’s a fabulous side dish!), this cauliflower is super versatile and can be used in a plethora of ways. Here are some suggestions- 

  • Cauliflower curry. Add it to a chicken curry or make a curry from scratch and add the roasted cauliflower to it. 
  • Add it to fried rice. Finely chop the curried cauliflower and toss it through curry fried rice or even cauliflower rice
  • Make cauliflower soup. Pulse the roasted cauliflower until smooth and use it as a base to make curry cauliflower soup. 
  • Add chickpeas. Toss through a can of drained chickpeas to the cauliflower before roasting it. 
  • Add potatoes. Like the chickpeas, add 2-3 diced potatoes and increase the cooking time by 5 minutes. 

Storage instructions

  • To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to five days. 
  • To freeze: Place the cooked and cooled cauliflower in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to six months. 
  • Reheating: Either microwave the cauliflower or reheat in the oven until crispy. 
curried cauliflower.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my roasted cauliflower mushy?

Avoid overcrowding the baking dish and leaving some room between each floret so they can cook evenly and completely. This guarentees the cauliflower is always crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Is this recipe keto friendly?

Cauliflower is a fantastic keto vegetable as it has very few net carbs. Adding curry powder and simple seasonings make no impact, making this dish suitable for those on a low carb diet.

Is curry cauliflower vegan and/or gluten free?

This recipe is suitable for vegans and celiacs.

curry cauliflower recipe.

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

This curry roasted cauliflower needs just 4 ingredients to make and makes a fabulous side dish! Ready in just 20 minutes, it's crispy, crunchy, and SO delicious! 
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower chopped into bite sized florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cauliflower and toss through all the spices. Add the olive oil and using your hands, mix well to ensure all florets are coated with the spices and the oil.
  • Add the cauliflower on an even layer on the baking tray and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Notes

TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to five days. 
TO FREEZE: Place the cooked and cooled cauliflower in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to six months. 
TO REHEAT: Either microwave the cauliflower or reheat in the oven until crispy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 6g
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77 thoughts on “Curried Cauliflower

  1. I totally love their roasted cauliflower! Definitely my fave from there- well that and the Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and sweet potatoes….Sometimes though they make a different version of their usual and I don’t like it. Not sure what the flavors are in order to say what it is I don’t like.

    1. In LA I tried a different kind which I actually really liked too…need to copycat that recipe too!

  2. I eat cauliflower nearly every day! I love it, and this recipe looks amazing. I have to say that my favorite roasted vegetable at the moment is brussel sprouts.

  3. Cauliflower is one of those veggies that I ONLY like when roasted! I have roasted it with curry powder before, it is SO good! My favourite combination I’d say.
    You know my veggie addicition…everything roasted is amazing 🙂 right now I’m impatiently waiting for my brussel’s sprouts to be done!! HUNGRY!

  4. Ok, you’ve convinced me. I need to eat more cauliflower. I don’t have anything against it, but it just never jumps out at me. But after seeing this curried version, I totally need to try this recipe…and soon! They just opened a Whole Foods in our area, too…so stoked about that! I also like that you used the word besotted. You deserve a cookie for that…or maybe just more cauliflower. 🙂

    1. Haha, hasn’t Mike’s blog converted you to appreciate this cruciferous goodness! Ugh, I need to move there. I am besotted by America. America, you besot me.

  5. Cauliflower with Indian spices is one of the only ways I love that broccoli wannabe. So thank you for this!! Although, you’re right— besotted by cauliflower? Who are you?
    I don’t go to Whole Foods often, but now I want to go just to see what my favorite hot bar item is. Watch it be the mac and cheese or something.

    1. Broccoli wannabe? Dude, this TRUMPS broccoli!

      Oh man, I LOVE their mac and cheese- Christina and I loved it in Toronto!

  6. CUMIN!!
    I’d never have thought. I can’t wait to try.

    I would LOVE a copycat of their Buffalo Garlic Tofu – it’s my fave and I can’t duplicate it for the life of me.

  7. Oh I so agree with you about the hot bar at Toronto’s Whole Foods! I’ve been when they have good stuff but usually I’m a little underwhelmed… Luckily there’s a juice bar just down the road in case I don’t like what I find there. This cauliflower sounds delish, I know exactly which one you’re talking about! Very tasty indeed. Happy you got to recreate it at home!

    1. Thanks Gen! I wish we could have hung out in Toronto. I guess that just means you need to come to Australia 😉

  8. Big fan of roasted cauliflower, especially with curry powder. Cauliflower is one of those foods which are hard to photograph pretty but you nailed it! Have you tried the mac & cheese at Whole Foods- to.die.for!

    1. Thanks, Khushboo! I ate that with Christina and we were dying over the perfect amount of butter.

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