wanted to post this recipe of baked cauliflower from the last two days but just was not able to get time. some space and time today to add this quick and easy recipe of baked cauliflower.
this is one dish that you can make when you are hungry and want something quick. it also good as a brunch or a light snack to go with any herb or cheesy dip. baked cauliflower can also be served with any indian chutney like mint chutney or coconut chutney and also can go well with plain curd or any raita. can also be served as a starter. as a variation the same recipe can also be made with mix veggies like cabbage, carrots and beans and even broccoli.
baked cauliflower is healthy and light. plus its a vegan recipe. also as the cauliflower is baked, it has a crunch and a bite to it. it is not soft like the way it is often made in the indian cauliflower sabzis.
to make the cooking go faster, its better to blanch or half cook the cauliflower in a microwave. i preferred to blanch the cauliflower.
so here we go for step by step recipe of baked cauliflower:
chop the cauliflower into florets. rinse them in running water few times and then blanch them in hot water for 5-7 minutes.
in a bowl or in a baking tray drizzle some olive oil. add herbes de provence, black pepper, paprika and black salt. if herbes de provence is not available, you can add your own choice of dry herbs.
mix the herbs and spices and salt.
add the blanched cauliflower to this mixture.
and gently toss so that the olive oil -herbs- spice mix coats the florets well.
bake for 30-35 minutes on 180 or 190 degree celsius. when you see some dark brown spots on the cauliflower florets, it means the cauliflower is done.
garnish cauliflower with some chopped basil or any herb you like.
baked cauliflower recipe details are below: