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Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Such a simple dish but it’s so yummy!  Slightly caramelized on the outside with a burst of flavor followed by a creamy buttery inside.

Here is what you will need: Cauliflower, Olive Oil,  Curry Powder, Turmeric, Smoked Paprika and some sea salt.

I highly recommend using a good quality curry powder.. Not the cheapo $1.99 stuff in the grocery store.  I buy mine from an asian market.  90% of the label is in another language but this is the real deal.

As far as the smoked paprika.. OH MY!  I LOVE this stuff.. Not the boring zero-taste paprika you put on deviled eggs.. This amazing spice is full of smokey flavor and more robust than plain paprika but still mild.  I add it to lots of dishes.

Back to the recipe.. Start with some cauliflower… You can chop up a head or use the pre-cut florets

Give them a good drizzle of olive oil

You can do this in a bowl but that means extra dishes.. I just combine it on the sheet pan.  You could also line the pan with foil for a super easy clean-up.

combine the spices & salt then sprinkle over the cauliflower

GRAB A GLOVE (or a spoon)  I love these gloves.. We used them in the restaurant and I always have a box at home.. They are great for handling raw chicken and ring, ring.. You hear the phone.. No problem, just whip off the glove and talk away.. No need to run to the sink and wash your hands.  Just throw the glove away when you are done.

***WARNING – DO NOT USE BARE HANDS..  I once made the mistake of making this the day after getting my nails done.. My Beautiful French Manicure turned into an ugly Yellow stained curry manicure…

 Massage the cauliflower for a few minutes until it is completely coated..

Roast for 20-30 min.. and Viola!  It’s done..

P.S.  If you don’t like curry, NO problem.. ROASTED CAULIFLOWER is Fantastic on it’s own.  Just follow the recipe using cauliflower, olive oil & salt.  Absolutely Delicious

Curry Roasted Cauliflower


  • 5 to 6 cups cauliflower florets 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place the cauliflower florets on a sheet tray. Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower.
  • In a small bowl, mix the turmeric, smoked paprika, curry powder, and salt together. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the cauliflower.
  • Put on gloves and massage the cauliflower until it is completely covered with the spices.
  • Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Season again with salt to taste.


– Be careful not to use bare hands when applying the spices, as it may stain your skin.
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