Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spicy Baked Cauliflower Florets-VFAM-Cauliflower

A friendly reminder to fellow bloggers to send in their entries for VFAM-Cauliflower event hosted here until September 30.

This is a very simple Cauliflower recipe. Served as an appetizer with Mint and Coriander Chutney or as a side-dish with rotis. It uses only 4 ingredients: Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder and Vegetable Oil. It also gives you the satisfying taste of the true original, which is  made easier by baking it in the oven. It goes to the VFAM-Cauliflower event, hosted here at TiffinCarrier Antic/ques!

1 medium-sized cauliflower, broken into florets
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder/ Cayenne Powder- 1 tsp [ or according to preference]
Salt-3/4 tsp
Vegetable Oil -2-3 tbsps
Chopped coriander for garnish

Break the cauliflower into large florets, 
Wash and rinse thoroughly, 
Arrange on a steamer plate and steam for 5 minutes

Make a marinade with the above spice mix and oil
Pour it over the steamed cauliflower florets
Spread out in a single layer on a baking tray

Heat the oven to 475 F
Bake for 15 -20 minutes/ until golden
Serve with coriander- mint chutney


  1. Omg, mouthwatering here..wat a fabulous dish..

  2. What a yummy snack ~ It's very gobble-worthy! :)

  3. we enjoy cauliflower and make similar except for the steaming part :) looks delicious

  4. very yummy the golden brown gobi florets

  5. Thanks Toreviewtoronto and Prathiba; yes, I just tried steaming the cauliflower for another recipe. This was a smaller portion to try it on!:-)

  6. The cauliflower looks yum...perfectly baked.

  7. Lovely gorgeous florets !!!
    Steaming makes them luscious from inside , otherwise they tend to get dry i have seen...a perfect thing to wrap in my chapati :)

  8. Baked cauliflower looks fabulous..feel like having some..

  9. Thankyou Raji, Sangeeta, Priya and Chandrani!
    Thanks Sangeeta- yes, I tried to get the same texture as for the subzi we make- sauteing in oil and then cooking covered, on low heat, increasing the heat towards the end to get a slight crisp edge.:-)

  10. Un simple chou-fleur devient une œuvre d'art chez toi.
    Bravo! C'est très beau et certainement très bon.
    See soon

  11. wow, that sounds super easy and those baked florets look so tempting, great color and crunch :)

  12. This looks delicious!! Want to try soon....I sent another 2 entries few days ago for the event.Hope you recieved.....(All together 4 entries from me)

  13. Thanks Amy; please do.
    I received your entries and will include them in the round-up.

  14. Wow this looks so good the pics even your sadhya looks fab ....glad to find you

  15. this is really tempting..healthy one..

  16. Wow! baked cauliflowers looks delicious..nice pictures..

  17. It's crispy, spicy and healthy, wonderful recipe.

  18. Baked cauliflower looks awesome perfect.

  19. Love it love it love mom makes similar gobhi but she deep fries after steaming......baking is healthier .......yummy

  20. first time here .....u have a great space:) love cauliflower...lovely colors....looks crunchy and yumicious :)

  21. Thankyou Alpana and Turmericnspice.

    Yes, I did the Gobi Mussallam the traditional deep fried method too; wanted to try baking. Turned out good.

  22. This looks like a wonderfully simple and yet tasty way of serving cauliflower - yum!
    Sue :-)

  23. gobi looks yummy and delicious,first time here.Gald to follow you,please do drop at my space.


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