Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This is a recipe that I created after seeing a bunch of posts about roasting cauliflower. I love Indian flavors that have a little sweetness with spice – Gujaratis are notorious for adding sugar to all of their savory dishes. This is a fun appetizer that has a slightly crispy texture. The sesame oil seems to blend the flavors a little bit better than olive oil but any vegetable oil will do. One head of cauliflower seems like a lot for just a few people but it shrinks down during cooking. My husband and I ate 1 cauliflower each when I first tried out this recipe. 

Feeds 2-4 as an appetizer


  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1.5 – 2 Tbsp Sriracha pending spice level desired
  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder or Turmeric (I made my own curry powder with Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Cayenne, Cardamom, and Mustard Seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2.5 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil and spices until coated. Place on a baking sheet for 40 minutes. Flip the cauliflower every 15-20 minutes to prevent too many burnt spots.


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