Curried roasted cauliflower bowl with tahini dressing drizzled on top

Curried Roasted Cauliflower Bowl + Tahini Sauce-3

  • Author: Preeti Gupta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Cuisine: Indian American


This curried roasted cauliflower bowl has everything – crunchy veggies, quinoa and an amazing tahini sauce that brings it all together! Healthy, vegan, GF.



  • 1 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Roasted Veggies

  • 1 Red Bell pepper, cut into cubes or sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 300 grams Cauliflower Florets
  • 1 tablespoon Curry Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 3/4 + 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 3 teaspoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons ice cold water (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 220 C/ 428 F.
  2. Toss the red bell peppers in 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and some olive oil and spread them out on half the baking sheet. Toss the cauliflower florets in curry powder, olive oil, salt, paprika, cumin powder, lemon juice and the lemon zest and spread them out on the other half of the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven flipping the florets once in between.  When ready, the cauliflower should be tender but with crisp and golden edges.
  4. In the meanwhile, wash the quinoa really well in a colander. Add quinoa, water and salt to a saucepan and bring it to a quick boil. Then reduce the heat, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes till all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked through.
  5. To make the dressing, add all the ingredients except water to a jar and shake well. Check the consistency and if the dressing doesn’t come together or is too thick, add water to the jar and shake again.
  6. To serve, add 1/2-3/4 cup quinoa to a bowl and top with cauliflower and red bell peppers. Drizzle with tahini dressing and serve.


  • Leftover roasted cauliflower can be added to pastas, salads, rice casseroles and even as pizza toppings.