Spiced roast cauliflower with toasted sesame dressing and green chilli chutney

2–3
40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower, leaves and stems removed and reserved
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt

Spice mix

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp table salt

Sesame dressing

  • 75g of sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce, or tamari
  • 4 tbsp of water

Green chilli chutney

  • 2 green chillies, roughly chopped
  • 1 knob of ginger, 3cm long, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 handful of coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • sea salt

Method

1
Preheat an oven to 200°C fan/220°C/gas mark 7. Toast the cumin seeds in a dry frying pan over a medium heat for a minute or 2 until fragrant, then set aside. Toast the coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and black mustard seeds in the same pan until fragrant, then transfer to a spice grinder or pestle and mortar. Add half the cumin seeds to the spice mix and blitz or grind to a powder. Stir the salt into the spice mix and set aside
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
2
Cut the cauliflower into 8 large wedges, then place in a large baking tray. Strip the leaves from the stems of the cauliflower and set aside, then place the stems in the tray with the cauliflower wedges. Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil over the cauliflower wedges and stems, then sprinkle over the spice mix and give the tray a good shake to ensure everything is well coated. Place in the oven for 15 minutes
  • 1 cauliflower, leaves and stems removed and reserved
  • olive oil, for drizzling
3
Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the green chilli chutney into a blender with the remaining toasted cumin seeds. Blitz until almost smooth, taste for seasoning and set aside
  • 2 green chillies, roughly chopped
  • 1 knob of ginger, 3cm long, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 handful of coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • sea salt
4
For the sesame dressing, place the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan overe a medium heat. Toast the seeds heavily, stirring regularly, until they’re a deep golden brown. Place the seeds with the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blitz into a smooth paste (add a little more water if needed). Taste for seasoning and set aside
  • 75g of sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce, or tamari
  • 4 tbsp of water
5
Once the cauliflower has been roasting for 15 minutes, drizzle the reserved cauliflower leaves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then add them to the baking tray with the wedges and stems. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes, until everything is golden and crisp
  • sea salt
6
To serve, place a large spoonful of the sesame dressing on the base of each plate. Top with the cauliflower wedges and stems, then spoon over the green chilli chutney and finish with the crispy leaves