Baked spicy cauliflower


Are you the fussy one who finds a reason to not eat veggies? Or you know of someone who does that? I am guilty of being one when I was a child. I recall vividly that I never wanted to eat any vegetable curry made by Mom :). Mom figured out a way to make me eat them. She started preparing stuffed parathas (indian breads) with the dry vegetable curries. I devoured them to no extent.

Today I bring to you a recipe made from cauliflower. This recipe involves marinating the cauliflower in a spicy mixture and then baking them. It can be eaten as an appetizer or a side dish for lunch or dinner. Try this recipe out.  If you are someone who does not like cauliflower, I assure you you will go for seconds!


4 cups chopped cauliflower (chop them bite sized)

2-3 tbsp sriracha sauce (adjust according to your taste)

2-3 tbsp all purpose flour

2-3 tbsp cornflour

water (as needed)

1 cup onion (chopped in squares)

2 cups colored peppers  (chopped in squares)

1 cup finely chopped tomatoes

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp asafoetida

1 tsp fresh grated ginger

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp turmeric powder

2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tbsp garam masala

2-3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro


  1. In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour, corn flour, 1 tbsp oil, sriracha sauce and mix well. Now toss in the cauliflower pieces. Adding little water at a time, try to coat the cauliflower with the mixture. Make sure to not make it too watery.
  2. Place the coated cauliflower on a baking sheet and bake at 300 F for 20 – 30 mins. Once you see the charr on cauliflower they are ready.
  3. Now place a pan on heat. Once hot add 1 tbsp oil, mustard and cumin seeds, ginger and asafoetida. Once the seeds start to crackle add the onions.
  4. Once the onions are golden brown add the peppers. Cook for 2-3 mins, add cilantro and turmeric powder. Cook for a min and now add tomatoes and ketchup.
  5. Cook for 2-3 mins and toss in the bakes cauliflower. Add salt, garam masala and mix well.
  6. Turn off heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.



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