Oven Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Introduction: Oven Roasted Curried Cauliflower

About: I am a 82-year-old self-proclaimed Chef who has spent most of his life in the hotel/resort tourism industry. I have traveled up and down the east coast of the United States from New York to Key West, and fro...

The recipe for the roasted curried cauliflower that accompanied my Roasted Boneless Pork Loin with crushed Green Peppercorns and Apple Bourbon follows. I really loved the crunchy, nutty, flavor of those sesame coated roasted cauliflower florets and I think you will too!

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Step 1: INGREDIENTS: (2 Servings)

While it may appear that a lot of different ingredients are used to make this dish (11), it was really quite quick and easy to prepare.

  1. 1/2 large head of cauliflower, separated into small florets.
  2. 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil (+ 2 teaspoons for drizzling)
  3. 1 teaspoon good quality Sesame Oil.
  4. 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Seeds.
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds.
  6. 1/2 teaspoon Curry Powder.
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground Turmeric.
  8. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg.
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal Salt Sense (or Kosher salt, or sea salt).
  10. 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper.
  11. 1 TBS toasted Sesame Seeds.


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

Cover a medium-sized rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  1. Break 1/2 head of Cauliflower (for 2 servings) into florets; rinse and pat dry.
  2. Add all of the spices and herbs (except sesame seeds) to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in 2 TBS of EVOO and the 1 teaspoon of Sesame Oil and thoroughly blend..
  4. Add the cauliflower florets and mix thoroughly.


  1. Spread the herb/spice coated cauliflower florets in a single layer over the aluminum foil coated baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons of EVOO (you could use more Sesame oil here for enhanced flavor).
  3. Sprinkle the TBS of toasted sesame seeds over the cauliflower (I had some pre-toasted seeds on hand).
  4. Roast in the preheated 450 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is nicely browned around the edges (and crispy tender to your likeness).

NOTE: After removing my oven roasted pork loin from the oven I wrapped it in aluminum foil and let it rest on the stove top; then I cranked up the oven to 450 F and roasted the cauliflower as soon as the oven reached the desired temp.

Step 4: TIME TO EAT . . .

Since this is the only photo I have of the oven-roasted curried cauliflower, it is shown here as a side dish. I did truly love the crunchy, nutty, flavor of this spicy dish. However, I think it would have been nice to have a sauce to serve over it, and I am now working on a coconut-curry-raisin sauce for that purpose.

(This recipe was inspired by Bon Appetit's Indian-Style Cauliflower).


I have prepared the nutritional evaluation of this recipe to the best of my ability using the MyFitnessPal Recipe Analyzer. This is a really great low carb healthy side dish (or a very nice Vegan meal).

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