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baked cauliflower: vegan baked cauliflower, baked cauliflower recipe

this is a quick and easy recipe of baked cauliflower. baked cauliflower 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. you can also check this eggplant parmigiana recipe.

to make the cooking go faster, its better to blanch or half cook the cauliflower in a microwave. i preferred to blanch the cauliflower.

let start step by step baked cauliflower recipe:

chop the cauliflower into florets. rinse them in running water few times and then blanch them in hot water for 5-7 minutes.

cauliflower florets being blanched

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.

herbs and spices with olive oil for baked cauliflower

mix the herbs and spices and salt.

herbs spice olive oil mixture for baked cauliflower recipe

add the blanched cauliflower to this mixture.

blanched cauliflower

and gently toss so that the olive oil -herbs- spice mix coats the florets well.

cauliflower florets coated with herbs, spices and olive oil

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.

cauliflower florets baked and done

garnish baked cauliflower with some chopped basil or any herb you like.

baked cauliflower garnished with basil

and serve baked cauliflower with any dip you like. i served it with hummus and pesto. and the baked cauliflower was great with both of them.

baked cauliflower with hummus

if you are looking for gobi recipes then do check gobi masalagobi manchurian, aloo gobi matar, gobi paratha, aloo gobi curry and dry aloo gobi recipe.

baked cauliflower recipe details are below:

baked cauliflower recipe
CUISINE: world
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 large gobi/cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp paprika or red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp herbes de provence
  • salt or black salt
  1. blanch the cauliflower for 5-7 minutes in hot water.
  2. mix the olive oil, herbs, all the spice powders and salt together.
  3. add the cauliflower florets to this mixture and gently toss so that the mixture evenly coats all the cauliflower florets.
  4. bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes for 180 or 190 degree celsius.
  5. garnish baked cauliflower with basil leaves and serve hot or warm with a veggie or cheesy dip. you can also serve baked cauliflower with any indian chutney or just plain curd or raita.

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    • dassana says

      hey shri, this is a stone tray from manipur used for cooking and serving. works even in oven and microwave. these stone pots are on the expensive side and have to be handled carefully. if they fall, they break.

      got it from a north east exhibition. they have a lot of variety of pots, pans and even stone bowls, mugs and glasses. awesome and excellent stuff. even look great in food photography. best part is you can use it on fire, baking oven, grill and microwave oven.

      if you are interested, you can contact she is the entrepreneur of longpi stone pottery which sell these amazing stuff.

    • dassana says

      dear neela.

      you won’t get the same crispiness in a microwave oven. in the microwave, the cauliflower will get cooked, but there will not be any browning. if are ok with no browning, then you can cook the cauliflower in the microwave. if they become or look dry while getting cooked, brush some olive oil on them. you can try and let me know.

      you can also grill the cauliflower florets. if you have an electric grill or if you have a grill pan which can be used on a gas stove, you can grill the cauliflower in it.