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Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower = the BEST cauliflower recipe ever! The DIY tandoori paste is made with yogurt and staple pantry spices and is so flavorful. Serve the delicious cauliflower with an easy to make tahini cilantro sauce for a healthy and crazy delicious side dish recipe.  | vegetarian + gluten-free + vegan adaptable | theendlessmeal.com | #cauliflower #tandoori #vegetarian #healthysidedish #easter

Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower with Tahini Yogurt

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower = the BEST cauliflower recipe ever! The DIY tandoori paste is made with yogurt and staple pantry spices and is so flavorful. Serve the delicious cauliflower with an easy to make tahini cilantro sauce for a healthy and crazy delicious side dish recipe.


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Ingredients

DIY Tandoori Paste

  • 3/4 cup yogurt (vegan, if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: coriander and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: cumin, fennel, turmeric, garam masala or curry powder, chili powder, salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger, finely grated
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

The Tandoori Cauliflower

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Minced cilantro and lemon slices, to serve

The Tahini Cilantro Sauce

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup finely minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove, very finely minced
  • A generous pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the DIY tandoori paste ingredients.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a bowl and pour in the DIY tandoori paste. Mix the cauliflower so that it is completely covered in the tandoori paste. Set the bowl aside for a 1/2 hour or in your fridge for up to 24 hours.
  3. Make the tahini cilantro sauce while the cauliflower is marinating. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, cilantro, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Add enough water to thin it to a dipping sauce consistency, about 1/3 cup water.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Empty the bowl of marinating cauliflower onto the baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 40 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  5. Serve the tandoori cauliflower with cilantro and lemon slices and the tahini cilantro sauce on the side.

Notes

The DIY tandoori paste is quite flexible. If you don’t have all of the spices, don’t fret. The most important spices for flavor are cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala or curry powder. The paprika adds mostly color.