This is one my favourite dishes, and I get requests to make it often. My Roasted Curried Cauliflower is completely vegan, gluten-free, and jam-packed with delicious flavours. It combines two Levels of Awesome (marinating and roasting) to add depth and richness. Serve as a side dish with an Indian spiced protein such as Tandoori Chicken. To serve as your main you need to add a protein source…I would recommend adding a couple handfuls of raw cashews at either the very beginning or very end of the recipe. You can also top this dish with plain Greek yogurt for an extra hit of protein.
1 whole head of cauliflower, broken into 2-4 inch pieces
1 can of coconut milk
1 medium onion of any kind coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon of your favourite store-bought curry powder, or my super easy Homemade Curry Spice
salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
Hot sauce (optional)
2 handfuls raw, whole, unsalted cashews (optional)
Plain Greek yogurt (optional)
In a large plastic container with a lid, combine the broken cauliflower, chopped onion and coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Add half of the curry powder and stir until evenly distributed. Season again with salt and pepper and add remaining curry powder, stirring until evenly distributed. Place in fridge and allow cauliflower to marinate overnight, or for a minimum of 1 hour (the longer the better).
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease either an oven safe skillet (I always prefer cast iron) or glass lasagna dish with the coconut oil, and add the cauliflower mixture to it, making sure you scrape each and every drop of the coconut milk from the plastic container with a spatula. Season once more with salt and pepper. At this point, you made add the 2 handfuls of cashews if you are looking for more protein, and prefer the taste of roasted nuts.
Place the mixture in the oven, uncovered, and roast for 35-45 minutes, depending on how soft you like your cauliflower. I like to turn the broiler element on at the very end of this cooking process to add a little extra toasty crunchiness to the dish.
Top with fresh cilantro and serve. You can also add hot sauce if you like things spicy, or raw cashews and/or Greek yogurt on top at this stage if you are looking for extra protein sources.