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Cauliflower Roast | Spicy Indian cauliflower roast

Cauliflower roast - A spicy and delicious Potato fry in South Indian style which is a great side for South Indian Lunch.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cauliflower roast, ccauliflower poriyal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 85kcal
Author Shalini


  • 1 cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin powder
  • salt As required
  • 2 tbsp oil


How to make Indian Style Cauliflower Roast

  • Cut the cauliflower into small florets.
  • Boil 2 cups of water in a vessel. Once it started boiling, add turmeric powder and a pinch of salt it. Add the cauliflower florets and switch off the flame. Leave it for 3 – 5 minutes. Cauliflower should not be fully cooked.
  • Add Oil in a pan. Add the par boiled cauliflower to oil and mix well. cauliflower florets should be coated well with oil. Keep the flame medium low.
  • Now add Red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, roasted cumin powder and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook for 8 - 10 mins. Saute in between.
  • Roast in low flame for 15 - 20 mins. Don't forget to saute in between.
  • Roasting cauliflower requires patience. But the result will be great. I used well seasoned Cast iron pan for roasting the potatoes. It was very easy and cauliflower did not stick to the pan. 
  • Once the cauliflower is nicely roasted, switch off the flame . Serve hot with curd rice or rasam or sambar.


  • Adjust Spice level according to your taste preferences
  • Do not Over cook the cauliflower, else it will mushy while roasting.
  • You can add Ground pepper before switching off the flame. It gives a nice flavour to the Cauliflower roast.
  • Use well seasoned pan/kadai for roasting cauliflower.