Blogging Marathon# 58: Week 4/ Day 2
Theme: Bookmarked Dishes
Dish: Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Indian Spices
Before I get to the recipe, I have to show you the cauliflower I bought. It was one gigantic sized one, I’ve never seen this big cauliflower ever in my life. The Indian grocery store had a ton of these humongous ones for just $3.00 each. I immediately picked one up, not really thinking of what to make but this roasted cauliflower steak was the best use for half of it.
Care needs to be taken while cutting cauliflower into steaks because the florets tend to break apart. So make sure to keep the stem intact while removing the leaves and then cut it with the head facing down on the cutting board.
Spices used to flavor the cauliflower can be customized to ones likes and dislikes. Here I used Indian spices, but you can make it Mexican by adding some chipotle or ancho chili powder or make it Italian style by adding some dried basil, crushed red pepper flakes and so on. Serve it over rice or quinoa or barley or just a bed of greens along with a soup or gravy. I made a lentil based gravy aka dal to make this a complete meal.
Recipe adapted from The Kitchn:
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
- 1 Cauliflower Medium
- 2 tsps Cumin Ground
- ¼ tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Chili powder Red (adjust as per taste)
- 1 tbsp Methi Kasoori , crumbled
- 3 tbsps Olive Oil
- To Taste Salt Pepper &
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Place the cauliflower head down on a chopping board and carefully cut into about ¾" thick steaks through the stem. Reserve any loose florets for later use. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat 1tbsp oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Place the steak on the pan and cook for 2~3 minutes per side until lightly golden.
- In the meantime, combine the remaining 2tbsp oil with red chili powder, crumbled kasoori methi, ground cumin and turmeric.
- Transfer the par cooked cauliflower steaks on to a baking sheet and brush or spoon on the spicy oil. Roast for about 20~25 minutes or until tender. Serve right away over brown rice or quinoa.