Recipe Box # 20 - Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Barbecue Sauce

I woke up this morning, with good intentions, to accomplish all that was needed.  I had my mental list ready and clear, in my head.  One of the items was to make soup, for dinner, to serve with leftovers.  Instead, I marked sets of papers, for my class, wrote lesson plans, wrote a letter to my "class parents"and made up homework sheets and quizzes as well as creating a vocabulary list, for the week.  By the time, I finished, I had not changed the linen, made soup or did the wash.  All are waiting for me, at this time, except for the soup, which may be made on another day.

After work, I did not feel like chopping and blending so I looked through my file of recipes that I want to make, now or in the future and came across this cauliflower dish.  The idea of a barbecue sauce intrigued me and my gut told me we would hate it or love it.  Fortunately, we loved it.

I had no fresh cauliflower so I used frozen.  I cut the roasting down a few minutes since hubby came home a few minutes early, and we were both hungry.  The bottom line is that we both enjoyed this and would be glad to have it, again.

Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Barbecue Sauce Bon Appétit | September 2007  (6 servings)  This was adapted from Epicurious where the original recipe is posted.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 bag of cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Toss cauliflower and 2 tablespoons oil in large bowl. Transfer to medium rimmed baking sheet. Roast until very tender, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. (I ended up roasting it for 38 minutes.

Add ginger and garlic to cauliflower followed by the tomato paste, soy sauce, sugar, and  cumin. Bring to boil, whisking to blend. Reduce heat to very low; simmer barbecue sauce 1 minute to blend flavors, whisking constantly.

Remove cauliflower from oven; transfer to large bowl. Toss with enough barbecue sauce to coat; season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Eat and enjoy.

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  1. Hi Chaya
    Thank you sooooooooo very much for featuring my Homemade PB Butter Cup
    Iḿ thrilled!
    Iḿ out of the country now, so I will link next week
    Thank you again!

  2. The Indian barbecue sauce sounds great.

  3. This is my first time linking up to your party! Thanks so much for hosting. Looks like there are a lot of great recipes out there.

  4. hi chaya, this always happens to me too planning to do something but ended up never doing it at the end of the day! i think your cauliflowerr dish is just as nice to go with some pasta too! oh, happy anniversary to both you and your husband, i know im late but all the best wishes to both of you!

  5. Thanks for the feature and happy anniversary!

  6. Your cauliflower dish sounds delish! Thank you so much for hosting, Chaya!

  7. I really like how you spiced up your cauliflower. Thanks for the party.

  8. Hi Chaya, thanks for hosting, your cauliflower dish sounds great! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

  9. hey nice concept and good round up :) will participate soon

  10. Thanks for the party, Chaya. We love roasted cauliflower here, but I always make it the same way. Every single time. Olive oil, garlic, rosemary. This BBQ sauce looks like a tasty way to shake things up.

  11. I love roasted cauliflower...I'm going to have to try this recipe! thanks for hosting!

  12. Yum! What great cauliflower. Love it and will be making it.

  13. Hi Chaya, your cauliflower looks fantastic!

    This week I'm sharing a Mojito Quinoa Salad and GF Taco Seasoning Mix.

    Have a great week!

  14. Hi Chaya, Your cauliflower looks delicious with the Indian barbecue sauce!
    I've linked a lovely Malaysian dessert! Thank you for hosting, have a nice day!

  15. I too love the cauliflower dish cooked this way, it is very delicious!

  16. I'm usually the opposite. I do everything but work when I'm home!

  17. Chaya,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins, from last week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Thanks for hosting!!

    P.S I have a head of cauliflower I've been wanting to cook up and your recipe looks fabulous!

  18. What a delicious sauce for cauliflower! I like that you were able to use frozen cauliflower too. This week I've shared a delicious baked treat, Pain de Gene. Thank you so much for hosting.

  19. Hi Chaya,
    One more from me! Have a great weekend!

  20. I think I'm going to enjoy that roasted cauliflower too! The sauce is just yummy......

  21. Hi Chaya, I'm a big fan of roasted cauliflower. I'll have to try it with the sauce. Maybe the boys will like it better that way.

    This is a great list of recipes this week. Thanks so much for hosting.

  22. Good morning, Chaya, I'm sharing some muffins today! Thank you for hosting, have a great week!


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