Indian Spiced Whole Roasted Cauliflower

17:19 Jenna Sinclair 2 Comments


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Aromatic and punchy spices dress-up this underestimated vegetable turning it into a centrepiece, snack or side. Great served with poached eggs and wilted spinach.

Is it me, or has cauliflower recently been rediscovered as some sort of amazing new food? It’s trending of late has generated a hell of a lot more attention and rightly so! It’s so easily available – it grows in the UK, it’s in season for many months of the year, it’s cheap, and it’s so versatile. The natural, slightly sulphuric, subtle taste screams out to be smothered with tangy flavours, herbs, spices, and pairings. It will be happy to know that it’s cauliflower cheese days are over (cringe) and the overboiled servings from grandparents and parents will no longer misrepresent this cruciferous player.

Roasting a whole one is extremely easy – just bang it in the oven and let it do it’s thing. The flavours are yours to play with. I recently created a big batch of vegetable pakoras during an Indian cooking lesson and realised how delicious Indian spicing is and how it can really bring vegetables to life.
Cooking with these spices WILL fill your kitchen (and hair) with wonderful oriental smells which you will find will linger for days, reminding you of their magic potency.
Having a real show stopping vegetable side dish can do wonders for increasing the impressiveness of a meal, if you are entertaining and allows you to play down the main part of the meal, which means less work for you.
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