Roasted Cauliflower Steaks topped with a tempering of mustard seeds, paprika and maple syrup is an Indian fusion recipe that is absolutely divine!
Cauliflower steaks have been all the rage, haven’t they? I have always liked roasted cauliflower but my husband never cared for this cruciferous vegetable in any form. So, you can imagine his reaction when I said that I will be making cauliflower steaks! He had not even heard of such a thing!
Undaunted by his reaction, I decided to experiment, thinking that I could easily eat the whole thing myself. And without any guilt too, right? As it turned out, the roasted cauliflower steaks tasted so yummy that he did eat some and I was sad that I had to share 🙂
It is a super easy recipe and the tempering turned out to be so delectable that this is a recipe I will make again and again! This Indian fusion savory, sweet and fragrant tempering is finger licking good! You can serve it with a raita like Peanut Butter Crunch Raita or a Destination Spa Salad
Cauliflower Steaks with Spices and Maple Syrup
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 ½ teaspoons olive or coconut oil
- Sea salt to taste
For the tempering-
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
- ½ teaspoon Spanish paprika
- 1 teaspoon amber pure maple syrup
- Pinch of sea salt
To make the Cauliflower Steaks with Spices and Maple Syrup-
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash and dry the cauliflower. Remove the outer leaves and trim the stem. With the cauliflower upright on the stem end, cut 4 to 5 vertical steaks, depending on the size of the cauliflower.
- Brush it with the olive or coconut oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 18 to 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is roasted and the edges look crisp.
- Heat the oil in a small pan for the tempering. Add the mustard seeds. When they start to splutter, remove from heat and add paprika. Add the maple syrup and stir.
- Remove the roasted cauliflower to a serving platter. Brush the steaks with the tempering mixture and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
- Serve with a raita like the Destination Spa Salad or the Peanut Butter Crunch Raita.