#16 Cheeky Cauliflower with a very Cheeky Chilli Bang-Bang Pickle


I’m roasting the humble cauliflower in a delicious spice mix before topping with a Cheeky Chilli Bang-Bang Pickle. This fiery roasted  and vegan friendly cauliflower dish will serve as the ideal accompaniment to a main meal or will stand alone as a go to Indian style snack. 

Easily serves 2 people
30 minutes to prepare and cook

Ingredients
4 tablespoons of olive oil
Half (400g) a washed cauliflower with green leaves removed.
1 heaped teaspoon of ground coriander
1 heaped teaspoon of ground cumin
1 level teaspoon of turmeric
Small handful of chopped coriander
1 heaped tablespoon of natural yogurt (leave aside to make this vegan friendly)
1 heaped teaspoon of Cheeky Chilli Bang-Bang Pickle from those at the Cheeky Food Co. (see link below)
Salt and pepper for seasoning

Method
1.        Start by preheating the oven to 200 degrees.
2.       Mix together the oil and spices in a mug and set aside.
3.       Take the washed cauliflower and slice, chop and cut this however you like into manageable but chunky bitesize pieces. Make sure any smaller pieces are kept as these will crisp up nicely in the oven. Put the chopped cauliflower into a roasting tin and spread the cauliflower out evenly.
4.        Take the prepared spice mix and drizzle over the cauliflower. Using your hands, mix the cauliflower gently so as to evenly coat with the spice mix. Season the cauliflower and spice mix with salt and pepper.
5.       Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on things but the cauliflower should turn a delicious looking brown colour with crisp edges. Once cooked remove from the oven.
6.       Serve with yogurt and a sprinkle of coriander before finally adding the Cheeky Chilli Bang-Bang Pickle.
(Cheeky tip! Mix up the spices – use a pestle and mortar to grind down the coriander and cumin seeds instead or using pre ground. Or even try dry frying the spices beforehand for that extra Asian kick!)

Cheeky Food Co are an award winning independent retailer of chutneys, pickles and savoury sprinkles - for information about their products and their Cheeky story - check their website at www.cheekyfoodcompany.com




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