My Roasted Cauliflower Curry recipe is a crazy addictive and healthy side dish that just might be the tastiest way to eat cauliflower. This oven roasted curry cauliflower uses a unique blend of curry spices for a really unique pop of flavor! This recipe is also vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto.
Roasted Cauliflower Curry Recipe
This Roasted Cauliflower Recipe is so simple to make and absolutely delicious. It's bursting with a unique flavor and is a great way to enjoy cauliflower. Ready in just 30 minutes - with mostly hand-off oven cooking time- this simple roasted cauliflower is a great healthy weekday side dish.
Sure you could roast the cauliflower with more traditional spices, but let's think outside of the box for some real flavor!
The star of the recipes is a rich blend of spices including curry powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Plus, a little lemon brightens up the entire dish. This is a great way to enjoy rich Indian curry flavors, without preparing a rich curry sauce. The warmth and richness of this dish are surprisingly delicious. And just look at the gorgeous yellow color you get!
This simple roasted cauliflower with Indian flavor is crazy addictive. In fact, I imagine your entire pan will disappear every time you make it. Curry Roasted Cauliflower just might be the BEST way to prepare cauliflower.
Looking for more roasted cauliflower recipes? Try my Parmesan Ranch Roasted Caulifower or Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower.
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Why You'll Love this Roasted Caulifower Curry recipe...
- This Roasted Cauliflower Curry recipe is super simple to make. It's not messy (one bowl and one pan) and is ready in less than 30 minutes.
- It's a great EASY way to enjoy curry flavors, without the rich calorie-filled sauce.
- It's super healthy! Cauliflower is a superfood cruciferous vegetable that's high in fiber and vitamins. Even though it's white, it's still packed with nutrients including vitamin A and vitamin C. It's also rich in choline, and antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory health benefits.
- It fits into so many diets! This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, keto, whole 30, low-carb, and more.
- It's low in calories, making a great weekday side dish - only 135 calories a serving!
- This recipe is so addictive that my family ate an entire head of cauliflower in one sitting.
Here's an overview of what you'll need to make Roasted Cauliflower Curry, but keep scrolling for the full recipe amounts.
- Cauliflower: You can either buy pre-cut cauliflower or an entire head of cauliflower for this recipe. If buying a head, look for one that is heavy for its size and has densely packed florets. Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces with some flat sides for easy roasting. Either way, you'll need about 2 pounds of cauliflower.
- Olive Oil: You'll need a nice olive oil for roasting. I like to use this one.
- Curry Powder: Curry powder is an Indian spice and a rich blend of turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and black pepper. For the most flavor, make sure your spices are fresh and replace them yearly. Try this one!
- Garlic Power: I like to use some extra garlic powder in my curry roasted cauliflower to bring out the rich flavors. Garlic power is a great way to evenly distribute garlic flavor on roasted veggies without having little bits of burnt cloves of garlic.
- Lemon: Fresh lemon brightens up the dish and brings out the flavors.
- Salt & Pepper
- Cooking Spray
- Garnish: Fresh Cilantro
Here's an overview of the instructions to make the Roasted Cauliflower Curry, but keep scrolling for the full printable recipe.
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. For easy cleanup, line your pan with foil or parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, toss the cauliflower florets in the olive oil, lemon juice, curry powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Put the cauliflower on your baking sheet, evenly packing it out.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes until the cauliflower is tender and the edges are crispy.
- Put the Curry Roasted Cauliflower on a serving platter and top with chopped cilantro.
Pro Tip: Make sure your cauliflower has plenty of space on the pan- don't crowd it. That's the best way to get a crispy roasted vegetable.
I love this Roasted Cauliflower Curry recipe as written, but here are some ways to mix it up.
- Mix up the Veggies: You can use these same flavors and spices with different roasted vegetables. You can also try to mix in broccoli, potatoes, or carrots.
- Mix up the Citrus: Swap out the lemon for lime juice for a different twist and flavor.
- Make it Spicy: Add red pepper flakes or a dash of your favorite hot sauce.
- Add a Yogurt Sauce: Mix plain greek yogurt, lemon, garlic, and curry powder to make a simple yogurt drizzle or dipping sauce. Or serve it with my Homemade Tzatziki Sauce.
How do I store leftovers of Roasted Cauliflower Curry?
Store leftovers of Roasted Caulifower Curry in an airtight container in the fridge for up 5 days.
How do I reheat it?
You can reheat it in the microwave, but it will not have the same texture. It will still taste good though. To replicate the crispy fresh roasted cauliflower, reheat it in the oven at 425 for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this and reheat it for meal prep. If you are trying to make it ahead for guests, I'd cut the cauliflower and toss it into a ziplock bag with the olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. Store it in the fridge. When you are ready to serve it roast it fresh so it tastes the best. But you can save time by doing the prep work ahead of time!
Why does my roasted cauliflower get mushy?
You'll need to make sure your cauliflower is evenly spaced and uncrowded on the pan so it roasts and not steams. If it's crowded it will just steam.
Also cooking it at a high heat helps! Also don't overcook it, as it is best when it still has a bite of a bite for texture.
Roasted Cauliflower Curry- The Perfect Healthy Side Dish
Roasted Cauliflower Curry is the perfect healthy side dish. This just might be your new favorite way to eat cauliflower. The rich roasted flavor and curry pair perfectly together for an irresistible dish you will want to try again and again.
You can serve this on its own or as part of a grain bowl with quinoa and protein. It's also great as a side dish. I included some pescatarian, vegan and vegetarian options below that would round out the meal well. While this dish does feature curry powder, the flavors blend well with many different types of cuisine, not just Indian.
This is a recipe that's on regular rotation at my house. It's a great way to get everyone to eat some vegetables. I hope you love it as much as we do.
Make it a Meal:
You can serve this as a side dish with any of these tasty main courses below.
- Blackened Swordfish
- Blackened Mahi Mahi
- Mushroom and Sweet Potato Crock Pot Curry
- Coconut Rice
- Crispy Asian Tofu
- Seared Scallops with Mango Salsa
- Rainbow Vegan Chickpea Salad
- Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
- Avocado Pasta
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More Healthy Cauliflower Recipes to Try:
- Parmesan Ranch Roasted Cauliflower
- Roasted Cauliflower Salad
- Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
- Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad
- Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
- Creamy Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
More Healthy Roasted Vegetables to Try:
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
- Oven Roasted Green Beans and Garlic
- 5 Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots
- Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Asian Roasted Green Beans
- Oven Roasted Butternut Squash
- Oven Roasted Baby Red Potatoes
If you make this Roasted Curry Cauliflower recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!
Roasted Cauliflower Curry
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets or 2 pounds of pre-cut cauliflower florets
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- cooking spray
- garnish: cilantro
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon, curry powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Add the cauliflower florets on top and mix until well coated. You can allow it to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour, but it is not required.
- Pour cauliflower onto the baking sheet, making sure all the liquid is on the vegetables.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and tender.
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Andrea Leung says
Julie - this was delish! The kids loved it!! Thank you!
Thank you so much!
I made this last night. Oh my goodness! My family devoured it! I threw in a handful of leftover zucchini chunks and red pepper. I should have tripled this because my kids were fighting over the last pieces! Thank you! Definitely my new go to roasted vegetable recipe!
Yay!!! I feel ya... when I made it my hubby ate the entire thing before I got back to the table! lol!!! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know how it worked for you.
This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Thanks for hosting!
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
We definitely need to try that here...roasted cauliflower is on the menu frequently here! It looks delicious!
I am in love with cauliflower AND with curry so this is definitely a recipe for me that I will HAVE to try. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks Rebecca. It lives up to the hype 🙂
Miz Helen says
I will just love this Roasted Curry Cauliflower. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
Come Back Soon,
Thanks for hosting!
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
I would absolutely eat the entire pan of this! I have a serious weakness for roasted cauliflower and this curry-flavored version sounds amazing!
Me too! It's so simple and yummy. So nice to "see" you here this week!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
This looks amazing!! I used to get cauliflower in my farmshare and was shocked to discover how flavorful and delicious it can be. I'm definitely pinning this for later!
Thanks Janelle! It is so versatile too and actually has more vitamin C than an orange :-).
I Love roasted cauliflower, so I am eager to try this dish with the Curry added to it. It sounds fantastic, Pinned 🙂
Thanks Angela! I hope you enjoy it.
I love roasted cauliflower, and this recipe might be a great way for my picky toddlers to eat their veggies! Happy Meatless Monday!
Thanks Lauren! It is delicious!
Jess @hellotofit says
I can eat ANY roasted veggie like there's no tomorrow!! YUM.
Me too! Thanks Jess.
Jodi @ The Average RD says
I adore roasted cauliflower, my kids gobble it up. I will have to try your variation of spices. They sound delish!
Thanks Jodi! The combination was our favorite by far!
I love roasted cauliflower, and veggies in general, and will have to try this curry cauliflower next time! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us for Meatless Monday!
Thanks Sarah! It's a great option to mix it up.
I love curry everything. Thanks for linking up!
Me too! Thanks for hosting!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
YUM! I love roasted cauliflower, especially with a homemade curry. The curry flavors are just so perfect for roasted cauliflower.
Thanks Laura! It's a really addictive combination. I hope you get the chance to try it.
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
We love to roast cauliflower! Love the curry flavors!
Thanks Jessica! I hope you get a chance to try it.
Found you on the Country Cook's Weekend Potluck, and this looks delicious. Pinned it and will have to try it. I blog on simple ways to eat real and food and live naturally over at http://www.widemeadow.com, and I love that this is delicious and healthy. 🙂 Have you ever tried roasting with coconut oil instead of olive oil? It's more heat stable and lends a slightly sweet hint to the dish. I love it.
I bet that would also be delicious! Coconut oil is amazing. Thanks for the suggestion. Heading over to your site now 🙂
Drooling. This looks pretty amazing!
Thank you!! Hope you get a chance to try it.
I love roasted cauliflower, but have never thought to do it with curry! What a genius idea! I can't wait to give it a try.
Thanks Carlee! I hope you get to try it!
Yay for curry! 😀 I still have yet to roast cauliflower, but this sounds so good! <3 I need to try this!!
After liking this so much, I feel like there is not enough curry in my life 🙂
Totally budget worthy too!
Yay! I was trying to think of a simple way to use the head of cauliflower in my fridge. Too lazy for cauliflower crust right now.
The Pinterest layout looks great! I need to figure out how to do that
Thanks Cora! I use PicMonkey to do it. The collage option.
Leslie @ flora foodie says
Yes! I was just feeling bored with my little batch of typical veggie side dishes. I need more. Hopefully my man likes this as much as your Hubs did. 🙂 My most addictive dish that I've been way over-making lately is some crazy spicy and garlicky edamame. Can't get enough! But really time to start making something new...
That edamame sounds delish! You must share it!
This does sound crazy addictive! I could even see myself eating this for a snack! Pinned!
Totally perfect for a guilt free snack.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Alex and I LOVE roasted cauliflower. OMG I must make this! Pinning!
You have to make it-- it's so good!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
A few weeks ago I roasted a cauliflower and ate the whole things for dinner! Yummy and easy
It goes down so easy. Good thing it's good for you.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Roasted cauliflower is our favourite way to eat cauliflower. It just changes the flavour so much.
It does! It makes it taste so good!