Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice
whole roasted cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice

While this simple and delicious recipe is just a side dish, its golden crown and rich aroma will make it the center of attention on your dinner table.

Coated with fragrant spices – including the powerful healing spice turmeric – and then roasted until tender, our Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to Tandoori Chicken and other classic Indian dishes.

Fight Cancer with Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Not only is this unique recipe a great comfort food, the combination of cauliflower and  curry  fights cancer, according to recent research.

While this recipe is sumptuous (and packed with antioxidants) when using Indian spices, you can also make whole roasted cauliflower with any of your favorite spices for a different twist. Try smoked paprika (and top with crumbled blue cheese just before serving for a smoky-cheesy flavor), mustard and dill for a Scandinavian twist or chili powder, oregano and cumin for a Mexican-inspired side.

Whole roasted cauliflower with tandoori spice

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice Recipe
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Serves: 6
  • 1 head organic cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp. organic cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. organic garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. organic turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp. organic chili powder
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. organic lime juice + 1 tsp. zest
  • ¼ cups organic coconut milk
  • ½ tsp. organic black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a small baking sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Trim the base of the cauliflower, removing the woody stem and green leaves.
  3. In a wide medium bowl, combine the coconut milk with the salt, pepper, spices, lime zest and juice.
  4. Holding the cauliflower by its base, dunk the cauliflower into the bowl, using your hands to coat the entire head.
  5. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and roast 40 minutes, or until exterior is dry to the touch.
  6. Let the cauliflower cool slightly, then slice into wedges.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower Nutrition Information Per Serving

whole roasted cauliflower - nutrition
Nutrient Information Per Batch

374.81 kcal Calories, 260.08 mg Calcium, 53.79 g Carbohydrate, 0 mg Cholesterol, 17.14 g Total Fat, 22.44 g Fiber, 12.87 mg Iron, 177.02 mg Magnesium 2500.57 mg Potassium, 17.39 g Protein,8 mcg Selenium, 5006.82 mg Sodium, 17.42 g Sugars, 3.07 mg Zinc, 11.48g Saturated fat, 0 trans Fat, 2.05 g Monounsaturated fats, 1.93 g Polyunsaturated fats, 4897.95 IU Vitamin A, 2.22 mg Vitamin B6, 0 mcg Vitamin B12, 280.78 mg Vitamin C, 0 IU Vitamin D, 5.49 Vitamin E, 111.41 mcg Vitamin K, 355.58 mcg Folate,0.48 mg Vitamin B1(Thiamin),0.57 mg Vitamin B3(Niacin),0.54 mg Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), 3.42 mcg Lycopene, 268.28 mcg Lutein and Zeaxanthin, 0.36 g ALA, 0 g EPA, 0 gDHA,433.57 mg Phosphorous, 2.31 mg Manganese, 334.4 mcg Alpha carotene, 2497.78 mcg Beta carotene, 558.88 mcg Beta cryptoxanthin, 0 g Conjugated Linolenic Acid

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.


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  2. Thanks for this cauliflower recipe. I just made it and it is a great way to fix cauliflower. Regarding the length of roasting, the summary shows an oven time of 60 min but the instructions proper show 40 min., which is what I followed. It was still a bit firm after 40 min but we ate it anyway. So, is 60 min the intended goal for roasting? If so, maybe the instructions can be altered to reflect the longer time. We liked the seasoning even with the strong turmeric flavor.

  3. An excellent recipe; we will be making it again. However 2Tbsp of chilli powder seems excessive; we cut it to 1/4 tsp.

  4. The ingredient list does not mention lime zest. How much lime zest should be used…?

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