Usually, Sundays, which is R’s weekly off is the one day in the week when I can cook what I want. Usually the Sunday lunch is some variation of an Indian meal – a rice or roti dish with a gravy dish and some salad or raita to accompany it.
This weekend, I was bored of cooking the same old food, week after week and so decided to do something different. I decided to pair a soup with some roasted vegetables and then to kick it up a notch, I decided to make it with an Indian twist. So here’s some roasted vegetables, cooked in Indian style and with Indian spices!
Roasted Vegetables, Indian Style
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 capsicum (any colour) chopped into large pieces
- 20 baby potatoes, chopped into half or quarters (depending on size)
- 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into large pieces
- 2-3 carrots, chopped into large pieces
- 2 onions, chopped into large pieces
- 2-3 tbsps Oil
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsps cumin seed powder
- 1 tsp coriander seed powder
- 2 tsps dried methi (kasoori methi)
- 2 tsps dried mint powder
- 2 tsp chats chat masala
- Salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius (392 degree Farenheit)
- Mix the spices into a powder and keep aside.
- Chop all the vegetables into bite-sized pieces, wash, dry and put into a large utensil which should be large enough to mix well.
- Pour enough of the spice mixture and oil and mix the spices into the chopped vegetables, ensuring that every piece is coated with the spice and oil mixture.
- Line a large baking tray with aluminium foil and pour the coated vegetables into it. Make sure the vegetables are even in the tray.
- When the oven is heated, bake the vegetables for approximately between 40 – 60 minutes, depending on how crisp you want it or how much the quantity is. I found a full shallow tray of root vegetables needed 60 minutes while other vegetables were done in less than 40 minutes.
- Let it cool and enjoy!
I paired this with my carrot, coriander and pumpkin soup and it was a hit! We had this for both meals and nobody missed having rice or rotis with this meal!