Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This spicy curry flavored whole roasted cauliflower makes a beautiful presentation and a very tasty vegetable dish.

I’ve had “whole roasted cauliflower” on my recipe to-do list for nearly three months, but I kept eating my cauliflower before having a chance to make it. I finally got it done and I absolutely love the presentation of this roasted curried cauliflower. I made a simple spicy yogurt curry sauce which forms a crust over the cauliflower as it roasts (I did something similar with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites).

The inspiration for this recipe comes from Pure Wow. Definitely check out the original recipe and you’ll see why I wanted to make it so badly.

How to Roast a Whole Cauliflower

  • Instead of breaking cauliflower into florets you can roast the whole cauliflower. All you have to do is trim the leaves off the cauliflower and coat with seasonings. In this case, I made a spicy curry yogurt sauce.
  • Combine fat-free Greek yogurt, paprika, curry powder, onion powder, garlic pepper, salt and pepper to make the sauce.
  • I used a brush to coat the cauliflower in the sauce. You want the whole cauliflower covered with a light and even layer of sauce.
  • Roast the cauliflower at 400°F for 35 to 40 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the yogurt sauce forms a golden-brown crust and the cauliflower is tender.

I was really happy with how mine turned out. The whole roasted cauliflower looks so beautiful on a serving dish and I felt like I was carving a Thanksgiving turkey except for the fact that it was 90 degrees in the house. But I will definitely keep this in mind for a Thanksgiving side dish.

Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
This spicy curry flavored whole roasted cauliflower makes a beautiful presentation and a very tasty vegetable dish.


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower stem and leaves removed
  • 1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tsp paprika
  • 2-3 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed.

  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly season your cauliflower with salt and pepper. Brush on yogurt mixture until cauliflower is entirely covered in a thin layer of the curry yogurt.

  3. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until yogurt forms a golden brown crust over cauliflower and cauliflower is tender.


Recipe adapted from Pure Wow

Nutrition Facts
Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.2g2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 3.6mg1%
Sodium 72.7mg3%
Carbohydrates 12.8g4%
Fiber 4.6g19%
Sugar 5.4g6%
Protein 10.8g22%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 98.2mg119%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 1.4mg8%
Net Carbs 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

2 comments on “Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. This looks fantastic! I remember seeing something similar online but never tried making it. This gives me a reason to buy some cauliflower and Greek yogurt! 🙂

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