Roasted Cauliflower and Tofu Curry

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Roasted Cauliflower with Tofu Curry

When I saw this recipe for roasted cauliflower and tofu curry in I immediately knew that everybody in my house would love it because I roast cauliflower and tofu separately quite often. I wonder why haven't I tried preparing such a combo before seeing that recipe.

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Roasting cauliflower in the oven brings out the flavor very well. You can cook it just tender or make it as crisp as you want. Broiling it for additional 3-5 minutes gives a nice charred and crispy texture.

I usually prepare a South Indian version of roasted cauliflower using spices like Sambar powder and turmeric.

Also check my recipe for baked tofu Indian style. Unlike many 4 years old my son loves broccoli, cauliflower, tofu, and soy nuggets. (Touch wood!) So he loved this combo of roasted cauliflower and tofu very much. I just had to reduce the quantity of spice and it was good to go.


Roasted Cauliflower/Tofu Curry Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
25 Mins20 Mins3-4 Servings
Roasted Cauliflower and Tofu Curry
4.8 from 4 reviews
Two of the "not much liked food" comes together in this curry, but you can be assured that this will become your next favorite side dish. Cauliflower and tofu is roasted in the oven with mild seasoning of Indian spices transforming a simple curry into an exotic dish.
  • Extra Firm Tofu (I Used Low Fat), Cut Into Big Cubes 350 Gm Pack
  • Medium Size Cauliflower Cut Into 1 1/2 Inch Pieces
  • Olive Oil 2 Teaspoons
  • Curry Powder 2 Tablespoons Or As Per Taste
  • Ground Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt 1 Teaspoon Or As Per Taste
  • Thinly Sliced Lengthwise Large Size Onion 1
  • Non Stick Cooking Spray As Needed
  1. Preheat oven to 450F for 15 minutes.
  2. While the oven is preheating:
    • prep the tofu. Cut the block of tube into half horizontally. Wrap each piece of tofu with several paper towels and place some weight on it (canned chickpeas etc) to remove the excess water. Leave it wrapped for at least 10 minutes. Then cut the tofu into big cubes and
    • prep the cauliflower. Wash it and cut it into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. On medium-high heat warm a nonstick skillet. Add the 2 teaspoons of olive oil, spices and salt; swirl skillet to combine. Add onions and cooking, stirring often, until onions are wilted and browned, about 8 to 9 minutes.
  4. Spray a big baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. To that add the cleaned cauliflower, pressed tofu and the spiced onion mixture. Mix it with a wooden spoon to coat thoroughly. Spread mixture on the sheet in an even layer.
  5. Roast it about 25-35 minutes, stirring 3 times, until cauliflower and tofu are golden brown. If you like it lightly charred, set the oven at broil and leave it for extra 3-5 minutes.
  6. Serve over cooked brown rice or with rotis, naans (Indian flat breads). Or fill it in a pita bread.
My Notes:
  1. We had this curry over brown rice just like it was mentioned in the original recipe. I made a small variation while serving it for my son. I cooked whole wheat penne pasta according to the directions in the package. Drain the cooked pasta reserving some of the pasta cooked water and set aside. In a serving bowl toss together the pasta, the roasted cauliflower tofu curry and some of the reserved water so that the pasta is coated with the spice from the curry. Let the pasta soak in the curry for at least an hour or two before serving. My son loved his special lunch very much.
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  1. Stephanie

    i love every ingredient in this recipe. it was so good and flavorful that i just at it by itself. the leftovers were especially nice the next day.

  2. JP

    I loved this recipe and my next grocery trip will bring tofu home– suddenly my hubby has started liking it so will enjoy this delicious variety soon!!!! I am new to cooking but have tried some recipes recently and this seems to be a simple yet tasty-healthy version!!!

  3. mangocheeks

    I’m alwqays looking for ways to eat cauliflower and this really does look good. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mallika

    Hey Madhu, I am hoping to this site for the first time. What a lovely space with some very good recipes. Keep the good work on!!!

  5. Jagruti

    Oh yes curry looks delicious..nice combo..

  6. Jagruti

    Hi Madhram

    just stepdown here from the other blogroll..beautiful space and recipes..coming again here for more posts..

    cheers and visit me if you can

  7. Dee

    What a wonderful combo , I add peas to it once in a while .. Its been a long time madhu , seems like it was another age when I cooked. I have handed over the kitchen to my mom for the moment.I love baked tofu and cauliflower ! Very glad that you liked the tandoori asparagus recipe 🙂

  8. ruchikacooks

    Tofu and Cauliflower looks so nice together. I have been wanting to try your baked tofu for sometime now, have seen others try it and it looks gorgeous. Another one I wanted to make is the cocktail idlis.

  9. Keerthana

    Congragulations on the new site Madhu. I just came across this one. It looks very neat. Curry looks great!

  10. priya

    Hi dear,

    Thx for visiting my blog and for those lovely comments..u ve a great space…do keep in touch!

  11. Radhika Vasanth

    Congratulations Madhu.. I don’t know how I missed your blog all these days. with out any delay I have added both your blog to my reader:) btw, I also write a food blog ..’Food for 7 Stages of Life’ and am glad that we share similar passion towards cooking. I do agree on roasting vegetables and spices in oven.. it gives an amazing taste to the dish..Cauliflower and Tofu seems like a wonderful combo..

  12. varsha

    hey madhuram….congrats…this site has even more yummier recipes.I tried this roasted cauliflower.. one …it came out fantastic.thanks..both my kids loved it. i tried a slight variation. I added a little red & green peppers to make it colorful .it was really yummy .great!!

    Thank you so much Varsha. Hope you are doing great.

  13. Redchillies

    Congratulations on this new blog Madhuram. Looks very nice and neat.
    I make your oven roasted cauliflower often and the kiddo loves it. I made it just yesterday and thought about you 🙂

    Thanks Red Chillies.

  14. DK

    I have had a cauliflower and tofu combo before at K’s friends place! I was surprised too at the way it was included. Forgot all about it until now! Will make this for sure..great way to add protein to the diet

  15. Indhu

    A very nice recipe… love the addition of south indian spices… will try this 🙂

  16. sumi

    greatrecipe.I will try this recipe using the pan, cos I dont have an oven right now…miss baking a lot.and about the ragi semiya, I bought it in chennai.Its available in all the grocery stores aroubnd there(especially Spencers).o next time when u go on vacation grab a few..:)

  17. Bharti

    I’m amazed u have time for 2 blogs! Congrats….looking forward to veggie recipes on this space.
    Also, thanks for checking in on me. Life is super duper busy at the moment and unfortunately , it leaves me very little time for blogging. I do miss it though, so we’ll see when I get back to it.

  18. Cynthia

    Congrats on your new blog!

    Thanks Cynthia.

  19. Sadhana

    Yes is a very nice reference site, the curry looks delicious. I go with Paneer & Cauliflower combination, quit tofu few years back. Don’t wanna go back.

  20. Rachana Kothari

    Dear Madhuram,
    Please collect your award from my blog:)

  21. CurryLeaf

    I too had bookmarked the same recipe Madhu.I too am a regular at ww.Looks great and yes with pasta also this is wonderful

  22. jayasree

    Congrats Madhu on your new site. It is well laid out. I just had a glimpse. Have to go through the list of recipes.

    I have been away from blogging for quite sometime. So have lots to catch up with.

    Thank you very much Jayasree.

  23. sophia

    Your son likes tofu? Wow, what a good little boy! But I’m not surprised…prepared like this, tofu actually looks great!

  24. Divya VIkram

    Thanks for introducing the Weightwatchers website. Never knew abt it/ This curry looks scrumptious.

  25. Rachana Kothari

    The curry looks really delicious!!! Though I am not a big cauliflower fan, but after seeing this pic, and the recipe, I definitely feel like trying it out:)