Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Along with baked potato fries, baked cauliflower/ oven roasted cauliflower is something that I make often.  I make this when I am pressed for time and need a quick  side dish for dinner. Quite frankly this does not require much baby sitting. All that is required is to chop the cauliflower into florets, season it and then bake it in the oven.

We usually have this as a side item along with yogurt rice or daal rice. The kiddo likes this very much and so I pack some for him for his school lunch.

Note: You can substitute any seasoning of your choice. Replace turmeric with basil/thyme/oregano etc, you can also add onion powder, garlic powder etc and so use your imagination 🙂  This is not dry, but crispy on the edges and soft in the inside.


Adapted from: Eggless Cooking


Serves: 3-4

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (substitute with onion powder/garlic powder/basil/thyme…..your choice)
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp oil

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1) Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
2) Chop the cauliflower into florets and then wash and pat dry them. Make sure there is no water left.
3) In a bowl, mix the florets along with oil, turmeric (any seasoning of choice), chilli powder and salt.
4) Grease a baking sheet and then spread the coated cauliflower evenly on the sheet.
5) Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing it around every 10 minutes until the outside is slightly browned.

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  1. Priya says:

    Actually i have tried this oven roasted cauliflower from Madhu’s space too last week, am yet to post, urs turned out super delicious..Will post mine soon..

  2. The Mistress of Spices says:

    This looks simple and yum…will try it! I recently made another oven roasted cauliflower recipe which is done with lots of cardamom, by Suvir Saran of NY’s Devi restaurant. Let me know if you’d like to have the recipe…it was wonderful!

  3. Drew Neto says:

    I’ve invited the family to ours this xmas for a big dinner, so the roast is pretty important! I found a bunch of recipes at this roast recipe site, but cant decide on anyone in particular – there’s too many to choose from! It’s fun planning such a big christmas meal though!

  4. Bandit says:

    I’ll be making this tonight… but I don’t have tumeric, and it only came in a 400g bag at the store. Wayyy too much for my needs, haha!

  5. Bandit says:

    Update – made it using chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, with grapeseed oil. Freaking unbelievable! I didn’t think I even liked cauliflower… Thanks for a great recipe!

  6. Brittany A says:

    Be careful because the tumeric (though very healthy) will stain your baking sheet yellow. Use parchment paper to prevent the staining.

  7. panda says:

    Great recipe! Just 2 questions : 1. Do you place the rack in the middle?
    2. Can i make this a day ahead andwarm it up before serving?
    Thanks and best wishes!

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