December 29, 2013

Chipotle Chili Powder & Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower

Keeping my savory streak going, here is something hot'n'spicy. It is an Indian style chipotle chili powder, it has heat from the south Indian chilly peppers and the smoke from the chipotle chili pepper. I use it to make roasted chipotle cauliflower as in the recipe that follows below. This can also be used as a rub for other veggies or fish, be creative. This is a time saver condiment to make ahead, so that whenever you are on the run and want to serve something quick, spicy, homemade and healthy...,this comes really handy.

Chipotle Chili Powder:

  • Chipotle chili pepper - 2
  • South Indian red chilly - 5 (adjust according to spice level of chillies)
  • Red beaten rice flakes - 2 Tbs
  • Garlic cloves - 1-2 cloves (chopped)
  • Coarse sea salt - 1/2 tsp

  • Powder everything together using a coffee/spice grinder.
  • I just make it enough for one time and hence I don't usually store it. Above batch will be enough to make roasted chipotle cauliflower with 1 head of cauliflower.
  • If you want to make ahead and store it, you might want to refrigerate it.

Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower:

  • Organic Cauliflower - 1 medium head
  • E V Olive oil - 2 Tbs.
  • Chipotle Chili powder - 2-3 Tbs. (as per spice level)

  • Cut cauliflower into small florets.
  • Add olive oil and stir a few times to coat evenly.
  • Add the chipotle powder and stir again to coat evenly. 
  • Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes in your toaster oven. 
  • Serve hot off the oven optionally with a few lemon wedges. 
  • Serve as an appetizer, snack or as a side dish. 

Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower recipe is adapted from:

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