Happy Vegan MoFo, everyone!

I’m so excited, I’m kicking off with not one but two recipes for you!  * Cue sparkles! *

Recently I spotted some incredibly creative ideas via My New Roots’ Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower and Veg Hot Pot’s Tandoori Cauliflower Naan Wrap.  Tandoori Cauliflower??  I was so intrigued, I knew I had to try it immediately.

Someday I’ll make the amazing spice blend that My New Roots wrote about but in keeping with the ‘fast, fresh and simple’ VeganMoFo theme I promised, I went the quicky route and used a store-bought Tandoori paste and adapted as so:

Tandoori Marinade
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3-4 tbsp Tandoori paste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 270ml can coconut cream
Tandoori Roasted Cauliflower
  • Mix all marinade ingredients together and cover a clean cauliflower completely.  Allow cauliflower to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180C and roast cauliflower until tender.  My cauliflower had an extraordinarily large head so it took about an hour.

TA-DA!  The finished product!


I tandoori roasted a cauliflower!  I got excited.  *happy dance*


SO tasty and fun to make and it made an incredible meal paired with steamed Basmati Rice, Cucumber Raita and Coriander ‘Butter’ Beans.


Now it may be a year since I’ve tasted yoghurt but if I’m not mistaken, this concoction tastes incredibly like the real thing:

Cucumber Raita
  • 1 1/4 cup cashews, raw
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 small Lebanese cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

While the cauliflower is roasting (for an hour or so), add cashews, water and lemon juice to blender and allow to soak.  Blend until smooth and creamy.  Remove from blender and stir in diced cucumber and salt.


Coriander ‘Butter’ Beans

In a large frypan, sauté green beans in a little vegan margarine until gently cooked.  Add coriander and stir well.  Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Tandoori Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita Wraps

Then for the best part – for your delicious lunch the next day, simply heat leftover cauliflower in a frypan (with a little EVOO and some more Tandoori paste if you dare!) and serve in Silverbeet leaf wraps topped with Cucumber Raita, salad, rice and fresh coriander.

Fast, fresh and simple!  And did I mention deeeelish?

See you tomorrow!  xx



33 Comments on Vegan MoFo Tandoori Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita Wraps

  1. Becky
    October 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm (12 years ago)

    Hey! Wow I love the look of the tandoori marinade using a paste, I could just eat that cauliflower by itself mmm. Your wraps look great, lovely idea of using lettuce instead to make it fresher 🙂 x

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm (12 years ago)

      Thank you so much for the inspiration, Miss Becky! I never knew cauliflower could be so adventurous! 🙂 xx

  2. Annie
    October 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow!! I can’t believe that cauliflower – it looks amazing! What a fantastic idea. I’m also impressed that you’ve started VeganMoFo out w/ TWO recipes! I’m freaking about coming up w/ 20 posts ;-)!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:34 am (12 years ago)

      hehe, I’m either brave or crazy but I thought I should kick off with a bang! 🙂

  3. Somer
    October 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm (12 years ago)

    Sparkles! That giant roasted cauliflower looks like a huge brain! Ha Ha! I love it. These recipes are soooo good. And I second Annie! Ambitious to post so many gorgeous things in one day, I’m flailing! xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:36 am (12 years ago)

      haha, I’m sure you’re not, and I know – a huuuuge tandoori brain! It had me in giggle fits when I pulled it out of the oven, but the taste is 100% serious! 😉 xx

  4. Richa
    October 2, 2012 at 3:50 am (12 years ago)

    oh my… that cauli loooks soooo goood! and the wrap delicious! need to make this soon!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:44 am (12 years ago)

      You do! It’s soooo good! 🙂

  5. Kristy
    October 2, 2012 at 5:05 am (12 years ago)

    That head of cauliflower is insane! I CAN NOT wait to try that! And that wrap looks like the perfect lunch- I love it! xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:37 am (12 years ago)

      The wrap was incredible! I ate two for lunch and more for dinner later on. I hope my jeans still fit me at the end of VeganMoFo! hehe 😉 xx

  6. Mel
    October 2, 2012 at 6:43 am (12 years ago)

    Wow, that head of cauliflower looks amazing! I adore cauliflower and Indian food so I’m bookmarking this to try!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:38 am (12 years ago)

      Definitely give it a try, Mel! It was so easy and so worth the marinating/roasting time. Delish!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:50 am (12 years ago)

      Oh what a fab Pinterest board! I’ll be following along for sure. 🙂

  7. Jade
    October 2, 2012 at 9:24 am (12 years ago)

    OK, yep – making this! Want it right now actually – I wish I hadn’t forgotten my lunch today 🙁 x

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am (12 years ago)

      Oh no! You need an extra special dinner like this to make up for the forgotten lunch then! 😉 xx

  8. luminousvegans
    October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am (12 years ago)

    Wow, this looks so good. I’ve always wanted to try cucumber raita but the stuff they have in the restaurants is obviously not vegan so I’m excited to try this dish!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:41 am (12 years ago)

      YAY, definitely give it a try! It tasted so much like I remember raita tasting and I was so in love with it, I ended up splashing it all over every other meal I had all weekend. NOM! 🙂

  9. The Bear and The Blackberry
    October 2, 2012 at 11:42 am (12 years ago)

    Happy World Vegetarian Day! These recipes look freaking fantastic! I am especially drooling over the wrap… yum! : )

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm (12 years ago)

      hehe, thank you! They were soooo delish and happy WVD to you, too! 🙂

  10. Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen
    October 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm (12 years ago)

    Those Tandori wraps look delicious! You do great photography. Happy Vegan Mofo!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Sarina! They were soooo good! I loved every bite! Happy Vegan Mofo to you, too! 🙂

  11. Barb@ThatWasVegan
    October 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm (12 years ago)

    This all looks just amazing- especially the cauliflower and the beans- I want some right now, and it’s only 6:46 am here!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 3, 2012 at 8:20 am (12 years ago)

      haha, it’d make an interesting breakfast burrito! 😉

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm (12 years ago)

      hehe, thank you Miss Gabby! 🙂

  12. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    October 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm (12 years ago)

    These look HEAVENLY! I can’t wait to give these a try. This will be a great substitute for my crazy channa masala cravings! 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, ohhhhh chana masala wraps….. now you’ve got me thinking…. 😉

  13. Noreen
    October 27, 2012 at 8:01 am (12 years ago)

    Wow, this looks amazing. I love roasted cauliflower.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm (12 years ago)

      I’d never tried it before – now I love it! 🙂

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