roasted cauliflower with curry spices and dukkah


Roasting cauliflower is by far my favorite way of eating this wondrous vegetable that can masquerade as anything from a sauce to a carbohydrate. The texture is at its edible best and the flavour is so much stronger. I like to cut them into ‘steaks’ as they look quite striking on a plate, but cauliflower florets can also be roasted in the same way.


This is super healthy way to eat cauliflower as only a light coating of olive oil is required. I like to use a mild but flavoursome curry powder and a sprinkle of dukkah to spice them up. You can of course flavour them with whatever you prefer. Salt and pepper, a spritz of lemon and a few sprigs of coriander to finish things off.


The ‘steaks’ can only be cut out the middle part of a cauliflower as the side bits crumble apart. You will get about 4 per head (depending on the size). I used 2 medium heads and just blitzed the remaining florets into Cauliflower cous-cous which is my second favourite way to eat this delicious vegetable.

roasted cauliflower with curry spices and dukkah

There is no specific recipe here just cut as many ‘cauliflower steaks’ as you require. Cut them around 2 – 3cm thick. Place them on a lined baking tray and brush lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with curry powder. A top styling tip is to use a small sieve to get an even coating. Pinch over the dukkah and bake in a hot oven pre heated to 200C for about 25 minutes until cooked and the edges start turning golden brown.

Serve warm out the oven with lemon wedges and fresh coriander.


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7 Responses to roasted cauliflower with curry spices and dukkah

  1. lynne hoareau October 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    Roasted Cauliflower is one of my all time favourite vegetables. I have never tried it with the curry powder and dukkah, so I am really looking forward to this…. Awesome tip, by the way with the sieve !!! Thanks Sam 🙂

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 13, 2015 at 5:04 am #

    I love roasted cauliflower and these flavors are some of my favorites!

  3. Stephanie | The Foodie and The Fix October 13, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    I’ve never had (or heard of) dukkah before, but this looked so good I had to google it! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  4. Shahad October 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Roasted cauliflower is now my favourite and I have never thought I would like cauliflower. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Sam October 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Im sure you will love it Stephanie

  6. Ilana Sharlin Stone October 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    I love roasted cauliflower but have never thought of cutting it into “steaks”. Great idea…Gonna try it tonight!

  7. thebrickkitchen October 14, 2015 at 2:19 am #

    YES so with you on roasted cauliflower – I pretty much won’t eat it any other way now!! Those slightly charred edges are just the best. Love the way you cut them into ‘steaks’ though – must try that <3

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