We thought this was just "eh". The sauce was overpowering and the cauliflower was over cooked. If you want to mask the taste of cauliflower then this is the recipe for you. But, this does have potential. We thought the sauce was much too sweet. Might try it with plain tomato sauce next time to cut down on the sweetness and will definitely roast for shorter time.
Roasted Manchurian Cauliflower
auntcy1 Posted: 01/31/09
JeffAxelrod Posted: 01/30/13
I love this recipe. There's nothing like the texture of roasted cauliflower. Beware, if you're not already familiar with how spicy a half a teaspoon of cayenne is, this recipe is fiery! The typical palette will probably prefer a quarter teaspoon instead. My wife isn't a big fan of this, so I only make it for myself. In re: auntcy's comments, the recipe does tell you only to roast until tender, and roast time certainly depends on the size of the florets you break the head up into. The roast time was just fine for me when I broke up a large head into about eight to ten florets. Also, yes, the sauce is strong, but that's the point of the recipe. I'd compare it to the typical Indian dish, where the sauce is front and center.