Easy 10 minutes Air Fryer Cauliflower Roast

July 7, 2023

My latest toy in the kitchen is an Air Fryer. I’ve been following this gadget for many years now and have always told myself that I would never use it well because of how rarely I make fried food. BUT, one day I caved in and there has been no looking back! IT has quickly become the most used ( only next to the Instant Pot) in my kitchen and nowdays, as funny as it is – I ask myself can i airfry this to almost anything!

These airfryer cauliflowers are absolutely amazing – it is cripsy on the outside, has a soft interior and takes only 15 minutes to make. I prefer to parboil the cauliflowers in the microwave, but you can certainly also do it on a open pot. In my version, there are only 2 spices – turmeric for colour and chilli for spice. Keeping it simple really highlights the texture of this dish.

Air Fryer Cauliflower Roast

crispy spiced cauliflower florets made in the airfryer in ten minutes and hardly any oil – absolute deliciousness.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan, Indian
Keyword air fryer, cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • Air Fryer
  • Microwave


  • 2 cups cauliflowers cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp besan gram flour/kadala maavu
  • 1.5 tbsp rice flour slighly less than besan used
  • 1/2 tsp turmetic powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt to taste


  • Clean the florets, rinse and place in a microwave safe dish. Cook on high power for 3 minutes. Since the florets are just rinsed, the water present on them is sufficent. No further water is required.
  • Add the besan, rice flour, spices, salt, oil and mix well ensuring all the florets are coated with the mix.
  • Place in a single layer on the airfryer and brush the top with a little oil.
  • Cook it at 180C for 10 minutes shaking the basket once in between.
  • Every airfryer is different – yours might need a minute more. Experiment and find out.


  • Dont skip the oil and water content – both ensure the vegetable cooks evenly and also provides a roasted effect. 
  • You can easily vary spices but keep it minimal because dry spices can burn in the airfryer. 
  • Optionally, you can add a garnish of coriander or curry leaves to the cooked dish.

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