Marinated and Grilled Cauliflower

Marinated & Grilled Cauliflower roasted in Semolina is flavored cauliflower florets marinated and fried. The crunch of cauliflower and semolina once fried makes for a good combination with a dip like Tomato Sauce or Coriander and Mint Chutney. This snack is a delectable option for those rainy times when one craves some fried snack with their tea or coffee.

Keeping with the essence of her blog (as I perceived it) I chose a simple recipe with even simpler ingredients – Cauliflower Rava Fry. I also chose this recipe as both V & I love cauliflower & experimenting with it. It is also one of the veggies which tastes very good with crunchy flavors.

As Archana very nicely pointed out to me that we both are ‘confusing’ & ‘mad’ in our kitchens, I decided to create this recipe with my touch – I added curd & lemon juice to the marinade & grilled it instead of shallow frying it.

Marinated & Grilled Cauliflower Roasted in Semolina
Marinated & Grilled Cauliflower Roasted in Semolina

Marinated & Grilled Cauliflower Roasted in Semolina –

Recipe Source – adapted from Archana of The Mad Scientist’s Kitchen

Ingredients –

  • 1 – Cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp – Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp – Curd
  • 1 Tbsp – Semolina
  • to taste – Salt
  • Oil for brushing

Method –

  1. Clean & break the cauliflower into florets of your size. Medium should be good as it will allow uniform grilling.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all spices, curd & lemon juice. Add florets & mix them using a spoon or hand so that they are evenly covered with marinade. Cover with a lid & allow to marinate for few hours. I left it overnight. If you are leaving it longer then keeping it in fridge would save it from going bad.
  3. When you are ready to grill, add semolina and mix well. Spread the cauliflower in a baking tray or rotisserie, spread evenly & pour the marinate on top.
  4. Brush with oil lightly & grill on high stand/rack for 20-25 mins until done. In between turn the florets around so that they can be grilled from all sides.
  5. Serve hot with chutney. We had it as snack with drinks.

For me it has become a keeper recipe. I loved the crunchy & healthy taste of cauliflower. It is perfect as a snack or a finger food for a child. Thank you Archana for allowing me to visit your space and giving me this wonderful recipe. Hop on to her blog for some more simply amazing recipes.