Indian Spiced Yoghurt Whole Roast Cauliflower -A show stopping vegetarian recipe. Blanched Cauliflower, slow roasted in an indian spicy yoghurt marinade. 

Whole Roast Cauliflower with potatoes on a silver plate.

Cauliflower has emerged as somewhat of a superhero in recent years. As versatile as a potato and a real flavour soaker upper. How do you guys feel about cauliflower and have you made cauliflower rice? cauliflower pizza base? Cauliflower tabbouleh? Pasta in a Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, cauliflower mash? Cauliflower salad? Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos etc etc. 

I know people have mixed feelings about cauliflower based food stuff. My husband still thinks cauliflower smells of farts. He just doesn’t understand the obsession. I for the record, LOVE it. Not as much as I love aubergine, but it’s up there. 

For the record, this recipe was meant to be on the blog almost 3 years ago. The picture is from then too but I quite like it. I never put it up because I thought people would think it was absurd. Now these whole baked cauliflowers are popping up everywhere so I guess it makes sense to put this recipe up. 

I’m working out of bed this morning. It was either that or put more clothes on. I opted for the former because there is every chance that I will have to run to the door for the postman soon and shedding clothes so I don’t look weird is important especially because as every hijab wearer knows, looking for a hijab is a mission already. I don’t need to add to that. The problem with working out of bed is, sooner or later you actually want to have a snooze. It is so comfy and cosy. My eyes are slowly closing. 

Anyway do try this recipe for roasted cauliflower. It is so delicious! Potatoes optional but is there anything that potatoes doesn’t make better. There you go. Decision made.

Indian Spiced Yoghurt Whole Roast Cauliflower

Indian Spiced Yoghurt Whole Roast Cauliflower -A show stopping vegetarian recipe. Blanched Cauliflower, slow roasted in an indian spicy yoghurt marinade. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 1 Cauliflower Leaves and rough stem removed
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste or 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Paste or 1 inch Ginger crushed
  • 1 tsp Sugar of choice I used Gaur
  • 500 ml Natural Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Madras Curry Powder of Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180 C.

  2. Bring a large port of water to a boil and add in the cauliflower. Cover pot and blanch for 8 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.

  3. Add Oil and then ghee to a separate pot. Add the onions and saute for 7 - 8 minutes till golden.

  4. Stir in ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Remove mixture from pan.

  5. Add the mixture, yoghurt, sugar, curry powder, coriander, cumin, chilli, turmeric and salt to a blender and blend till combined.

  6. Smother mixture over cauliflower. Roast for 30 - 35 minutes. This depends on the size of the cauliflower. Test by inserting a skewer through the  centre of the cauliflower. 

  7. To brown, pop under the grill for 3 - 4 minutes.


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