Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Crusted with Parmesan Cheese

Inspiration is always vital in the process of learning. No matter how learned and experienced one becomes, remaining grounded is the most sensible thing to do as you always get to learn something or the other from millions of people around you who are creative and talented enough to impart an ocean of knowledge to the world.

This recipe is an inspiration from a fellow blogger who is gorgeous, creative and always motivated to do things differently! She is no other than Melissa from


The first time I read this recipe, I knew it is a sure winner. Every time my LO eats cauliflower, I trick her by stating it as Broccoli! I know what a shame! 😦 BUT! this time in fact when she asked me what is it!…I rather told her the truth…It’s Cauliflower! And her reaction was …”Hmmm I love cauliflower mumma!” ❀ ❀ ❀ What a relief! If DD loves it, you must rest assured about this dish beingΒ GOOD STUFF FOR SURE!

I have changed the recipe a little bit, to suit our Indian taste buds. Added a few spices and served it with chilled yogurt spinkled with dry herbs. {Confession: We Indians love our spices! :P} But the basic foundation for the dish remains the same. Thank you Melissa for such awesome recipes. Do visit her blog to see the original recipe and explore some of her kitchen goodness. It is sheer pleasure to goΒ through her space! The link as below:

Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Steaks


1 head of cauliflower

Unsalted butter – 4 tbsp

Garlic Cloves – 2-3

Yogurt – 2-3 tbsp

Paprika – 1 tsp

Tandoori masala powder – 1 tsp

Mix of dry herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage) – 1 tsp

Grated Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup

Salt – as per taste

Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Olive oil – 1 tbsp


Cut the head of the cauliflower into 4 parts (Quarters). Mix paprika, tandoori masala powder, dry herbs, salt and black pepper powder with the yogurt. Marinate the cauliflower well with this spice mix.

P.S> Be careful with the salt as parmesan cheese does have substantial salt content already.Β 

Preheat the oven to 204 degree celcius.

Take a baking dish.

Add the butter and garlic cloves in whole. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of dry herbs.


Add the parmesan cheese.


Place the marinated cauliflower steaks. Drizzle on top with some olive oil and parmesan cheese.


Pop it into the oven. Roast for 35-45 mins until the cauliflowers are well done.




I served the roasted cauliflowers with chilled yogurt sprinkled with dry herbs and spinach leaves salad.








38 thoughts on “Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Crusted with Parmesan Cheese

  1. Such a GREAT idea to cook cauliflower ! Indian cuisine is so aromatic and I’m always keen on trying new things. For years I had the wrong impression about Indian food only because I tried it at an English restaurant (sorry British people, I love you so much but you can’t cook Indian food properly ❀ ). Keep up the good work and I'd love to see some more of these easy aromatic dishes πŸ˜‰

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  2. I am sure to try this one ..looks so easy n delicious …also i tried your dal palak and it turned out so well..thanks Mona…all the best for ur blog..

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  3. Hi dear. Thanks for the follow and am glad we met here. Your blog looks lovely. Am also from India and married to a Malaysian and stayed in kl for almost 8 to 9 years. Am happy to see the Malaysian recipes. All the best for future blogging.
    Meena. (How do I address u?)

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    1. Hey Meena! Nice to meet you. Glad to know you had been in KL for a long time. How amazing is this to find a fellow blogger from a neighboring country. You can call me Lisa. I love your blog too. Will be more than glad to see your delicious recipes in future. Thanks so much for the kind words!! :):)

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  4. I cooked this yesterday with a mix of caul and broc. I didn’t use parmesan because it’s not a vegetarian cheese (we’re strict vegetarian) but I did add a little veg Cheddar for my partner. I think your adaptation looks much better than Melissa’s but we eat a lot of Indian food. I served it with the potatoes from poori bhaji and it was excellent. Thanks for the recipe which we’re calling tandoori veg here! Any suggestions fir other veg it might work with?

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    1. So glad you guys tried it and liked it! Yes you can do this with even potatoes or paneer (Indian cottage cheese). Marinade with the spices and pop into the oven. Potatoes will take longer, whereas paneer takes hardly 7-8 mins. Put the paneer on skewers and bake them. I will put up a post soon on paneer tikkas. For roasted tandoori potatoes, you can refer to this link.


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