I have to be honest, it took me a little while to warm up to cauliflower. Whenever I would go to pot luck parties someone would always bring a veggie tray and cauliflower would be on the dish but I would usually skip it for broccoli or celery and I’m not sure why, I just didn’t dig the flavor. But, in the spirit of experimenting in the kitchen, while at the grocery store I decided to pick up a head of this vegetable to see what I could do with it. It always seemed kind of plain so I wanted to kick it up a bit. For this recipe, I was inspired by Indian flavors so I coated the cauliflower with turmeric, cumin, cayenne and chili powder. After tasting it, I must say, cauliflower can actually be quite delicious.
The cayenne can make this dish a little spicy and if that is not for you cut the amount in half. That way you will still get some of the cayenne flavor but it wont be overly spicy.
Spiced CauliflowerPrint Recipe
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Place all ingredients in a large resealable bag. Shake to coat. The cauliflower will turn yellow-ish.
Place seasoned cauliflower into a large pan. Cover and cook over medium heat until the cauliflower is soft, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Remove lid and cook cauliflower for 2 more minutes just to brown up some of the pieces.
Since I was inspired by Indian flavors, I served this along side Chicken Curry and it was delicious. Enjoy!