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Chili-Garlic Roasted Whole Cauliflower

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4 Servings

1 hour 10 minutes 10 minutes active

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Gobi Manchurian, an Indo-Chinese dish of deep-fried and seasoned cauliflower, is widely popular partly for its crisp-saucy quality, but also for its addictive savory-sweet spiciness. For this recipe, we’ve applied a similar flavor profile to roasted whole cauliflower.



1 hour 10 minutes

10 minutes active


  • 2

    pound head cauliflower, trimmed

  • ¼

    cup neutral oil

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Robert R.
June 6, 2023
Good flavor, too salty
I enjoyed the flavor on this cauliflower but it didn't get as tender as I would have liked in the time allotted; and though I used kosher salt, I cut it back to 1.5 tsp and still thought it was too much.
Paul Z.

The Nutrition in Cauliflower is off the Charts, I can’t wait to dig into this.

Karin S.

Going to make this , nock the sox off all dinner guests

Arti S.

This sounds amazing! The chili garlic sauce links to a product that also sounds great, however, there is no garlic in that sauce?

Lynn C.

Hi Arti -

I think Mom's Mama Sichuan Chile Sauce would be excellent here too, you're right, there is no garlic in that sauce.

The Milk Street Team

Trudy L.

Hi, Is 2 tsp each salt and pepper a typo? It seems like a lot.

Lynn C.

Hi Trudy -

This recipe was developed using Diamond Crystal kosher salt which is less salt by volume than Morton's kosher or table salt. If you are using either of those, use half the amount of salt. Hope that helps!

The Milk Street Team

Alan D.

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