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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

VeganMoFo 06: Tandoori Sweet Potato and Cauliflower

Tandoori Sweet Potato and Cauliflower

I’ve made tandoori potato and cauliflower before but this time I used sweet potato instead and added some sugar snap peas as well.

It was a nice mix of sweetness and tanginess. Although I think Boyfriendlovlie didn’t quite like that combination (he’s not a very ‘sweet and sour’ person; I think his taste buds get confused. It’s either sweet or sour but not both together).

Well anyway, I quite liked it as I’m a great fan of sweet potato and the tandoori marinade was a nice change to the usual plain oven roasted ones (they’re my favourite though!).

Ingredients (4-5 servings)
2-3 sweet potatoes (approximately 500g)
1 medium/large cauliflower
2 cups (100g) sugar snap peas
2 tablespoon (50g) tandoori powder (or tandoori paste)
½ cup (100ml) soy milk
Juice of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
Salt and cracked pepper to taste
½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or vegan margarine

Breadcrumbs (optional)

  • Place lemon juice in soy milk and let stand.
  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes or wedges.
    Cut cauliflower into small bouquets.
    Add tandoori powder or paste to soy milk mixture. Add in garlic, ginger, cinnamon, salt and pepper (to taste).
  • Pour marinade mixture onto sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Mix well. Don’t add in the sugar snap peas as yet.
  • Leave to marinade for about 10 minutes. (I was short of time, so I popped it into the oven straight away).
  • Add oil or margarine. Stir well.
  • Place in an oven proof dish and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 1 hour or until sweet potatoes are cooked.
  • Add in the sugar snap peas and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Put back in the oven for about 10 – 12 minutes.


  1. Tandoori powder is definitely one of my favourite spice mixes...and it goes so well with potatoes. This sound like a really great recipe, I might try both versions.

  2. I AM a sweet and sour person so I think this looks fabulous! That photo is gorgeous, too!

  3. Yum! I like sweet and sour flavors. It looks delicious! Beautiful photos! :-)

  4. My husand isn't a sweet and sour person either - the only thing worse to him than a sweet and sour savoury dish is a pudding that uses a traditionally savoury ingredient - tofu for example! This looks really good though!

  5. this is so gorgeous! definitely want to try this!


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