I found this recipe the other day for whole roasted Tandoori cauliflower. And it just looked awesome so I had to try it.
This is what I used for my Tandoori spice mix:
4 Tablespoons cayenne powder
2 Tablespoons cardamom (ground, or seeds)
8 Tablespoons cumin seeds
3 Tablespoons coriander seeds
One whole nutmeg- grated or ground in a spice grinder
4 Tablespoons whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
3 Tablespoons powdered turmeric
3 Tablespoons paprika
I put all of these ingredients in a blender and combined them. This makes quite a bit of Tandoori spice mix, but you only used about a tablespoon at a time. So store the extra spice mix in a glass jar!
Next you need to make a marinade for your washed cauliflower head! Again…I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. I also forgot to add the fresh ginger to my marinade! It was great without it, but next time I’ll add that to the marinade.
Tandoori Spice Marinade:
1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon Tandoori spice mix
Juice from half a lemon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup unsweetened plain yogurt
Mix all of that together in a small bowl and then spread it over your cauliflower head! Don’t forget to coat the bottom of that guy too. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes to and hour depending on how tender you like your cauliflower.