Roasted Curried Cauliflower

23 Apr

roasted curried cauliflower

I’ve been trying to fit a lot into my life. All things I feel quite passionate about (this blog included), but sometimes it really makes me crave simplicity. Something that doesn’t require complicated techniques or rare ingredients or constant attention. So here’s what I threw together when I had a head of cauliflower that needed to be used. Nothing too crazy, just four ingredients and a hot oven. And the result, the aroma of curry as the edges of the cauliflower caramelize in the oven, soon ready as a versatile side.

Roasted Curried Cauliflower (adapted from Martha Stewart)
Yield: 4 – 6 sides


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Toss 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets with 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/2 Tbsp curry powder, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt until thoroughly coated.
  3. Transfer to a roasting pan or baking sheet, spreading the cauliflower in a single layer.
  4. Roast, stirring every 15 minutes, until the edges start to caramelize and the largest florets are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, and serve hot, topped with yogurt, if desired.

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6 Responses to “Roasted Curried Cauliflower”

  1. Adam April 23, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Beauty in simplicity! That looks gorgeous. I can almost taste it from here!

    • Claire April 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      Thanks! I have to keep reminding myself that it’s okay (and even better) to keep things simple sometimes.

  2. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau April 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Roasted cauliflower is one of my current obsessions. I have a fresh head of cauliflower in the fridge, so I will be making your recipe tomorrow!

    • Claire April 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      Doesn’t the roasting just add such great flavor? Works amazingly for other veggies as well (carrots, broccoli, etc)!

  3. Mikey April 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    I don’t know if you had this experience, but growing up, cauliflower was a vegetable my parents would only steam. Roasted, sauteed — everything else was great, but cauliflower always turned out a bland, steamed vegetable. Could have been boiled I suppose, so I’ve got something to be happy about.

    Cauliflower+dry heat=yay.

    • Claire April 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      My parents were the same way – I just don’t think they realized how delicious roasted cauliflower could be!

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