Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spicy Baked Cauliflower Florets

Nothing can be easy as like baking veggies in oven, i have been baking vegetables constantly whenever i feel like having healthy foods for our lunch or for our dinner. Especially cauliflower, this vegetable works awesome for baking or for oven roasting. I have already tried couple of baked dishes with this vegetable and one of my recent trial with this incredible vegetable is this simple baked guilt free baked and spiced cauliflower florets. Usually my family like cauliflower when deep fried either as crispy pakodas or bajjis, this time i quickly baked those florets with a spiced chilly paste just to serve along with our meal for lunch.

Spicy Baked Cauliflower Florets
Trust me, this baked florets makes an excellent side dish to serve along with curd rice or dal rice, also can be served very much as starter or snacks if you feel like indulging something different from your usual evening snacks or deep fried starters. Since i want to have crunchy cauliflower florets i opted for less baking time, if you want to have crispy florets just go for more baking time. However who ever like cauliflower should give atleast a try to this one of the easiest dish. Am running my second week of blogging marathon with baked vegetables as theme, obviously the next two days are going to be healthy, guilt free dishes i dished out of various vegetables. Stay tuned.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#59.

Spicy Baked Cauliflower Florets; Baked spicy cauliflower

1medium size Cauliflower
1/2cup Thick yogurt
1/2tsp Red chilly paste (i used the store bought one)
1/2tsp Paprika powder
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Lemon juice
2tsp Oil
1/2tsp Garam masala powder

Cut the cauliflower head as medium sized florets, drop them in salted hot water for few seconds, drain the water and keep aside.

Meanwhile in a large bowl, take the chilly paste, paprika powder,,ginger garlic paste,yogurt,lemon juice,garam masala powder,oil, and salt,mix everything well and make a thick paste.

Add the cauliflower florets to the prepared spice paste,mix everything well and keep aside.

yBaked Cauliflower florets

Preheat the oven to 350F, line a baking sheet over a baking tray.

Arrange the marinated cauliflower florets over the lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25minutes,turn the florets on both sides twice while baking.

Serve hot with a dash of chaat masala.


Hasna said... Reply To This Comment

wow..evenly and perfectly baked... my son loves cauliflower...

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Baked cauliflower looks amazing. Would love to try soon.

Amina Creations said... Reply To This Comment

wow... cauliflower looks delicious... thanks for sharing...

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

Yumm cauliflowers....look amazing!

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good Priya. I am sure it would taste so great with sambar rice / curd rice..

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I bet they had taste great. That marinade sounds interesting.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

I love roasted cauliflower and your spice paste looks amazing.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Good one Priya.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

love the color - must be one tasty cauliflower

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I must say that when I was thinking about the theme, these roasted cauliflower only came to mind..yours look so good..