Roasted Cauliflower Popcorns

Cauliflower is very low in calorie. 250 grams of fresh cauliflower has close to 50 calories only. The meaty florets are rich in fiber and cauliflower is very low in fat and has absolutely no cholesterol. It is also a good source of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium and phosphorus. They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars. So it is important to include them in your diet in moderation. Has low glycemic index.

I love cauliflower. I like them in my soup, in my curry or in simple roasted form. Offlate we have been eating a lot of cauliflower and this version of eating it as a snack was saving me a lot of calories.

Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spices

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Roasted cauliflower popcorn is a fun way to make your kids eat more veggies. Cauliflower is very low in calorie. 250 grams of fresh cauliflower has close to 50 calories only. They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.

Roasted Cauliflower Popcorns

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins

How to make Roasted Cauliflower Popcorns

 2 large cauliflower heads – cleaned, cut into tiny florets
 1 tsp chili powder
 1 tsp coriander powder
 1 tsp cumin powder
 1 tsp pepper corns, crushed
 1 tbsp olive oil
 Olive oil cooking spray
 Salt to taste

1

Pre-heat the oven to 400F (conventional mode).

2

Pat dry the cauliflower with a kitchen towel. Cover the baking sheet with aluminium foil. Spray a little of the cooking spray over the foil.

3

In a separate pan, mix the cauliflower florets with the spices and oil. Mix with hand and set aside.

4

Line them over the baking sheet. Don’t over crowd the baking tray. I did the entire roasting in 3 batches.

5

Roast it for 30 minutes. You can roast for further few minutes to crisp up the surface but keep an eye to avoid burning.

6

Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.6g6%
Sodium 289.6mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 11.2g4%
Protein 4.2g9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 large cauliflower heads – cleaned, cut into tiny florets
 1 tsp chili powder
 1 tsp coriander powder
 1 tsp cumin powder
 1 tsp pepper corns, crushed
 1 tbsp olive oil
 Olive oil cooking spray
 Salt to taste

Directions

1

Pre-heat the oven to 400F (conventional mode).

2

Pat dry the cauliflower with a kitchen towel. Cover the baking sheet with aluminium foil. Spray a little of the cooking spray over the foil.

3

In a separate pan, mix the cauliflower florets with the spices and oil. Mix with hand and set aside.

4

Line them over the baking sheet. Don’t over crowd the baking tray. I did the entire roasting in 3 batches.

5

Roast it for 30 minutes. You can roast for further few minutes to crisp up the surface but keep an eye to avoid burning.

6

Serve hot.

Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn
Tully Zander

My life literally revolves around optimum health and sustainable living by being a devotional vegan. My mission is to create a community of like minded vegans to go forth in creating a better and brighter world for humans, animals and the planet. Just like Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi

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