Tasty RV Eats -> Curried Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower is one of those weird veggies that doesn’t have alot of individual taste, which actually makes it a GREAT base for all sorts of other flavor. One of our absolute favorite ways to make it is to roast it in the oven, and our absolute, absolute favorite flavoring is Indian curry.
This could not be an easier dish to make requiring only 4 ingredients and taking only 5-10 mins to put together, yet it tastes SO exotic and SO rich. Once mixed, all you have to do is sit around and sip your wine while you wait for the yumminess to develop in the oven. Many different versions of this recipe on the web, but for this post we’ve used THIS one. Also I used purple cauliflower instead of white, for no other reason than I saw it at the farmer’s market and wanted to try it. Regular cauliflower will do just fine, and if you want to make a medley you can add other veggies such as carrots and onions to the dish too. They will all roast together nicely.
Curried Roasted Cauliflower (serves 2-4)
Total time ~45 mins (5-10 mins prep, 35-40 mins cooking)
1 large head cauliflower (any type)
1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons curry powder*
1 teaspoon ground cumin
*You can buy good quality curry powder at Asian stores, or make your own with THIS recipe. All curry powders have tumeric in them.
- Chopping Board
- Measuring Cup
- Roasting Pan
I’m partial to the commercial grade baking/roasting pans from Nordic Ware. They’re inexpensive and very rugged. When I roast veggies I line the pan with heavy duty aluminum foil. This way when I’m done cooking all I have to do is roll-up the foil and my cleaning is done….no water or soap needed. It’s great for boondocking.
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Chop the cauliflower head into florets.
- Mix together the olive oil and spices.
- Place cauliflower florets on a foil-lined roasting pan and pour the dressing ontop. Toss to coat thoroughly.
- Roast in oven for ~35-40 minutes, stirring at half-point, until slightly browned.
- Serve and ENJOY! If you want to be fancy a nice cilantro garnish will pep up the presentation.
4 Easy Steps To Roasted Cauliflower
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Bob Martel says
Randy Warner says
That looks good. We’ll have to try the recipe!
Wow does that sound good! And I have an oven! (in a tiny RV) I’m not typically inspired by recipes. I mean, they sound good, but when it comes down to it, I’m not willing to go to the trouble just for a quick meal (I cook, but not elaborate things). But this sounds right up my alley! Bonus that the oven will take a slight chill off on fall/winter days 🙂
BTW, I bought a phone on eBay, thanks to your good advice. Not quite as good a deal, because between being on the road and running out of time I went for a “Buy it now,” but still something I don’t think I would have done if I had not read your tips. I decided to go from Millenicom/prepaid flip phone (on Sprint so bad coverage) to a Verizon plan with data and a used smart phone I bring to the plan. A few less GB in data (15 vs. 20), but much better phone coverage. And my text messages will no longer look like they are in Dutch due to sticking vowel keys on the flip phone 😀
SO glad the eBay buy worked out for you. It took me a while to build up the courage to try it, but I’m so glad we did. Our “new” phone rocks!
dawn vezina says
This looks really good, however our microwave/convection oven seems to only work on the microwave side. However we bought a small propane oven for $60.00 this summer that works awesome, so I will have to try this. Probably won’t take as long as the oven runs pretty hot. You mentioned in your last post that you have problems with your oven, did you get it fixed in Oregon. We haven’t found anywhere to get ours checked yet but maybe while we are here in Florida we can find somewhere. Does anyone out there have any suggestions???
Nope, we did not manage to get our microwave/convection fixed. No microwave repair guys within 100 miles of here. If you have a SHARP, you can call the Sharp customer service to find the nearest authorized repair facility. They are few & far between, sadly.
Monica Schroeder says
Can’t wait to try that!
I don’t think even “spice” would get the cowboy to eat cauliflower unfortunately!
I can believe that! Didn’t you try to hide some cauliflower in a mash once? and the cowboy still detected it? He’s a tough one to fool LoL.
John and Pam Wright says
Love this!! Cauliflower is a favorite!!
I like your new recipe section. I can’t wait to try this one. It sounds wonderful. Thank you!
My husband is not a fan of cauliflower either. I’ll have to try this with broccoli for him and cauliflower for me 🙂 Thanks for sharing this Nina!
I can totally see this working for broccoli too. Let us know how it turns out.
Geri Moore-Hajek says
I have to ask if you have ever considered using the NuWave oven?? I hate the awful infomercials about them and never would have tried it! But our friend Pete Marks posted on his blog about them, he has both the oven and stove top. Pete is a gourmet cook and a good friend! Last spring, the opportunity presented itself for us to buy them both also! I am sold! Cooks in half the time… Also cooks from solid frozen to you plate and wow! I also love the stove top but was a bit put off having to buy special cookware for it to work properly! You will use much less electricity than conventional ovens and stove tops. Dang, now I am beginning to sound like a commercial! But this just seems to be something you would love to use! No, I don’t get paid to do this! Ha!
I’ll be honest we haven’t really considered them mostly because we boondock half the year, and running an electric oven off solar is not really that feasible. Propane is just so easy for boondocking. Maybe one day when we get a super, duper , ridiculously large solar/lithium setup? I do know many people who rave about the oven so you’re not the only one 🙂
Geri Moore-Hajek says
I’m sorry, when I read that your microwave was not working, I assumed you used electric with it! The NuWave uses much less electric than a microwave so I just thought I would mention it as I was hoping it might serve your needs. Sorry for butting in.
Our microwave/convection does run on electric, but we don’t use it much and even less so when we’re boondocking. We mostly just use it to zap coffee and reheat stuff. That’s why I was hoping to replace it with a small, cheap version. For any kind of baking or roasting we always use the propane oven.
And no worries about butting in…it’s a great suggestion for folks who use hookups 🙂
Dawn from Camano Island says
This looks delish, Nina–thank you!
Jodee Gravel says
Everybody looks better in purple 🙂 Looks easy and delish!!
I’d have to agree LOl…it’s just darn hard to photograph.
john H says
for tumeric to have any significant health benefits you need to take it as a pill in concentrated form… it is not very soluble but the good news is that it is highly soluble in alcohol so we always take our daily tumeric with a glass of red wine doubling our healthe benefits 😉
Another way to take it is to make a kind of tumeric milk. I’ve combined coconut milk with tumeric, chocolate, chilli and honey to make a kind of spiced hot drink. I actually find it very tasty.
I roast cauliflower all the time but never thought to use curry. I will be trying this one soon. Thanks Nina. 🙂
Penzey’s carries a large selection of top quality herbs, spices, and blends in a variety of packaging sizes, and at very fair prices; this page from their website will give you a small idea:
The closest storefronts to where you are now are in the Portland area (inconveniently far north of you!), so it may be worth checking out the Penzey’s site and ordering when you land somewhere you can receive packages. 😉
Yummy — this is very similar to the way we roast cauliflower. And I agree, curry is the perfect seasoning! I like the idea of adding carrots and onions to the mix.
Jan Miller says
I have been roasting veggies this way for several years, when I add hard ones I prep them first and while doing rest of what I call soft veggies I roast the hard ones for about 20 minutes. I then add the marinated soft veggies and half way thru stir and when done all are done at same time I have done parsnip, rutabaga, turnip, broccoli, red/yellow/orange peppers (don’t care for green) have even put mushrooms asparagus, and always make sure there are left overs. Usually use red sweet onion and for the spices have used and mixed and matched, turmeric, curry, parsley, oregano, Italian seasoning, always dill, onion power garlic granules. Just make with seasonings/herbs to match main dish you are doing.
Nice little tip on separating the hard and soft veggies. Thanks for sharing!