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A curried cauliflower salad with green peas and cilantro in a large white bowl.
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5 from 20 votes

Crackling Cauliflower

This curried cauliflower salad is a great dish for potlucks because it can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cracklin cauliflower, crackling cauliflower, curried cauliflower, curried cauliflower salad
Servings: 4


  • 1 bunch cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 1/2 large red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Take frozen peas out of the freezer and let thaw while preparing the cauliflower.
  • Combine oil and spices (curry powder through ground pepper) and toss with cauliflower and red onion until all pieces are well-coated. Place cauliflower in a baking dish and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring about every 15 minutes for even cooking. The cauliflower should be crisp-tender and golden brown when done.
  • Place in a serving bowl, then stir in peas and cilantro. Let cool a bit and serve.



Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 985mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g