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Marinated & 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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Marinating Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 2


  • 1 cauliflower
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp yogurt homemade curd
  • 1 tbsp semolina sooji
  • to taste salt
  • olive oil for brushing


  • Clean & break the cauliflower into medium sized florets to allow uniform grilling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve hot with chutney. We had it as snack with drinks.