Crispy Oven Roasted Cauliflower

I have a craze for oven roasting vegetables and have made a version of oven roasted cauliflower before. This is a new and improved version with the addition of corn starch that makes the cauliflower crispy and slightly crunchy. Thanks to a great recipe from Madhuram’s Eggless Cooking. I followed Madhuram’s recipe but mixed up the spices a bit to suit my taste.

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt(or to taste)
2 tbsp olive oil(garlic flavored olive oil is awesome here)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp hing
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss the cauliflower florets with all the remaining ingredients and coat well in the oil and spices. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and spray with non stick cooking spray. Line the cauliflower in a single layer and let it bake for 25 minutes, turning the tray around and the florets over mid-way of the cooking time. This ensures even and all over browning. Broil on high for a couple of minutes before serving.

Verdict: This was crispy and crunchy…and can be served as an easy and healthy snack. I believe if you add another 1 1/2 tbsp worth besan or gram flour, it could make for a cinchy baked cauliflower pakora too. I had it both for a snack and as a side dish and it was awesome. Thanks to Madhuram for a great recipe.

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  1. Sharon Stelzer

    Delicious. I’ve made it twice now. Trust me it’s worth the trip to a specialty store to find the hing. I got it at an Asian supermarket. Even though this recipe calls for a small amount, it yields a huge umami impact. I find that for one head of cauliflower I need to double this recipe to give enough coating.

  2. I cannot remember how many times I tried this denny. Tried without corn flour today, turned out great still. Also added little garlic powder.

  3. Yellow Rose

    Great Recipe…I added Besan powder too..Instead of garlic flavoured Olive oil I added Extra Virgin Olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder…
    Thanks for sharing this..

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