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Baked Whole Cauliflower With Indian Spices and Mint

Baked Whole Cauliflower With Indian Spices and Mint

Have you ever tried brining a cauliflower? You might want to start!

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Ideally you want to brine your cauliflower overnight, but even a couple of hours in brine will work wonders. I love buffalo milk yoghurt for its light texture, and coconut yoghurt works very well if you have dairy allergies. If this is the case you can also replace the clarified butter with olive oil. Additions of sliced fresh chile to add heat and mint for a menthol hit are great twists. — Mike McEnearney, author of Real Food by Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 4 1⁄2 ounces clarified butter (ghee) (see below)
  • 1 Teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Indian spice mix (see below)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 ⁄4 cup curry oil (see below), to serve
  • 1 handful coriander (cilantro) leaves, to serve
  • 1 quantity of saltwater brine

Yogurt dressing:

  • 1 Teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 handful mint leaves, finely shredded
  • 10 1⁄2 ounces yogurt

Raisins in tea:

  • 2 Teaspoons Darjeeling tea leaves
  • 2 Cups boiling water
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins

Saltwater brine:

  • 8 Cups water
  • 3 1⁄2 ounces sea salt

Clarified butter:

  • 1 Pound 11 ounces unsalted butter

Indian spice mix:

  • 1 Teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons fennel seeds
  • Seeds from 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon mild chile flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon ground turmeric

Curry oil:

  • 2 Cups neutral oil, such as grapeseed, rice bran, or a good-quality vegetable oil
  • 3 Teaspoons mild curry powder
  • 2 curry leaves

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry, and turmeric in a large bowl to combine. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat cauliflower evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet (scrape any extra seasoning from bowl over cauliflower). Roast until cauliflower is brown around edges and crisp-tender, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle ginger and lime zest over. Serve warm or room temperature.

How would you rate Indian-Style Cauliflower?

Such a fantastic dish! I was surprised how quickly and easily it all came together as well. The colors were beautiful and this paired well with grilled beef. I made a great deal extra to go with a few veg mains I made for other guests. I also cooked it a little longer to get that “roasted and blackened” effect. Glad to have found this and to have it at the ready now. Thanks!

I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and a cabinet full of spices add some oil and you've got a tasty side dish. I really like the mix of spices and this was so easy to make. Once it was done I had to stop myself from eating the whole tray. I will definitely make this again. Thanks BA!

Easy, nice and very flavorful. Last touch of ginger and lime zest added the right finish. I added a bit more of both than the recipe called for.

JFC that was awesome! Great video too. Not sure I understand that other commenter’s problem with saying Lourde’s name.

The best cauliflower curry ever

The curry was really good!

Simple and perfect! Delicious accompaniment to a dahl, quinoa bowl, and more!

Simple and entirely delicious. I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to counter the one-star left by the narrow-minded individual (I hope they were trolling, but even so. ) who got their nickers in a twist because their overzealous adherence to some antiquated religion was somehow challenged by other people just doing their thing. I think they were projecting with the reflection bit. Anyway, to wrap up my review, I seriously disliked cauliflower until a few years ago. It's recipes like these that made me a true believer. in cauliflower, to be clear. The ginger and lime zest just make the whole thing! Cheers!

I cannot believe you released publicly a video in which you say the name of our Lord with the f-bomb in there. You need to do some serious reflection.

This was so good. I like to cook it longer for a blackened flavor. I didn't have curry, but it was still really good. I added a dash of cayenne. It paired nicely with fresh pineapple. I'm sure a pineapple salsa or chutney would be good too.


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