Oh, the oft-overlooked cauliflower. Caramelizing it in any number of ways can turn it into a completely unrecognizable vegetable. Like with this Indian-inspired version.
1/3 c olive oil
3 green cardamom pods
3 dried red peppers
1 T coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
1 head cauliflower, cored and broken into florets
1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 425. Grease a 9x13" baking dish with olive oil and set aside.
Grind cardamom pods, chiles, coriander, cumin, and peppercorns together in a spince grinder until fine.
Mix the spices with the oil in a large bowl.
Add cauliflower and onion and toss to coat.
Transfer the casserole dish to oven and roast until tender, about 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with salt and serve.