This Air Fryer Cauliflower seasoned with spices is easy to make and amazingly delicious topped with cilantro yogurt sauce. Enjoy as a wonderful low-carb side dish or appetizer.

Roasted cauliflower topped with green cilantro sauce
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This roasted cauliflower has become our family favorite. Anytime I tell my daughter I am making cauliflower, she will call out and ask me to air fry it!

And I absolutely don’t mind it – This cauliflower is healthy, easy to make, and takes less than 25 minutes to put together, just like my instant pot cauliflower soup!

We love to enjoy this as a veggie side dish with pasta or soup. It’s a guilt-free snack for kids!

The cilantro yogurt sauce is completely optional, but trust me, it elevates the taste to a whole new level!

We came upon this combination by accident. We always have the Indian cilantro chutney in the refrigerator, as we love it with Indian appetizers. My daughter likes to make the chutney mild by adding yogurt to it. She tried it with air-fried cauliflower and totally enjoyed it!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love roasting cauliflower in the air fryer. Here are two more cauliflower recipes in the air fryer – Aloo Gobi and Tandoori Cauliflower.

Watch How to Make Air Fryer Cauliflower with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Air fryer Cauliflower topped with cilantro sauce

Air Fried Cauliflower is so Easy!

This cauliflower is so easy to make. The main effort is to cut the cauliflower florets or buy florets from Costco or Trader Joe’s.

You just have to toss the cauliflower in oil and spices. Put in the air fryer, and let it do its magic.

And the healthy keto side dish is ready for you to enjoy!

If you love roasting veggies in the air fryer, check out this collection for 25+ Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes.

How to roast cauliflower in the air fryer?

I prefer to use fresh cauliflower for this recipe. Clean and cut the cauliflower into florets. Check my instant pot cauliflower recipe to see how I easily cut cauliflower into florets.

Seasoning – You can add any seasonings you like. I keep it simple and add garlic powder, cumin, and salt/pepper.

Taco seasoning works great to season the cauliflower. Give it a try!

Oil – I use avocado oil for this recipe. Olive oil also works great here!

Mix the cauliflower with oil and seasonings in a large bowl. Then, transfer to the air fryer basket.

cauliflower mixed with oil and spices in an air fryer basket

Place in the air fryer and cook until tender. Look at those perfectly roasted cauliflower!

Roasted cauliflower in Air Fryer

The cilantro yogurt sauce is completely optional, but I tell you, once you try it, you will always want it!

So, while the cauliflower is air frying, make the cilantro yogurt sauce.

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

This is a no-cook sauce. You just have to add all the ingredients for the sauce in a small blender or food processor – cilantro, yogurt, green chili pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, and lime juice. 

Blend to a smooth sauce. Add a couple of tablespoons of water as needed to blend.

Pro-tip: You can use my green chutney recipe and add yogurt to it to make this sauce. The chutney is so good on any veggies, sandwiches, or just as a dip. You would not mind having it in your refrigerator at all times.

Drizzle the sauce over the roasted cauliflower. Serve immediately!

Roasted cauliflower topped with green cilantro sauce

I hope you enjoy this easy Roasted Cauliflower!

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Air Fryer Cauliflower with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

This Air Fryer Cauliflower seasoned with spices is easy to make and amazingly delicious topped with cilantro yogurt sauce. Enjoy as a wonderful low-carb side dish or appetizer.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients 

For the Cauliflower

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro , chopped
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt , plain, greek yogurt works well too
  • 1 Green chili pepper , or jalapeno (seeds removed), adjust to taste
  • 1 clove Garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin (Jeera powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lime juice

Instructions 

For the cauliflower

  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the cauliflower – cauliflower florets, oil, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
    Cauliflower mixed with spices and oil
  • Transfer the spiced cauliflower to the air fryer basket. Make sure they are spread in a single layer.
    cauliflower mixed with oil and spices in an air fryer basket
  • Set the air fryer at 380F for 15 minutes.
    Roasted cauliflower in the air fryer

For the cilantro yogurt sauce

  • While the cauliflower is cooking, add all the sauce ingredients in a small blender or food processor – cilantro, yogurt, green chili pepper, garlic, cumin, salt and lime juice.
  • Blend to a sauce. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water as needed to blend.

Serving

  • After the air fryer cooking time is done and the cauliflower is roasted, transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle the sauce over the cauliflower. Any leftover sauce can be used as a dip for the cauliflower. Serve right away!
    Roasted cauliflower topped with green cilantro sauce

Video

Notes

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce: You can make the cilantro chutney using my green chutney recipe and add yogurt to use over cauliflower. This chutney is great to use as a dip for any roasted veggies! 
Oven variation: Preheat oven to 400F. Spread the spiced cauliflower on a baking tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the cauliflower is well-cooked and tender inside. Sprinkle lime juice and adjust spices. Transfer to a serving plate, drizzle the sauce, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 267gCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 671mgPotassium: 464mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegan
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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10 Comments

  1. I see coriander in the list of ingredients, but I don’t see where it is used. Can you please clarify?

    1. Hi Ellen, it is used in the cilantro yogurt sauce. I have included the method to make the sauce before serving instructions.

  2. Absolutely delicious 😊
    Easy to follow β™₯️
    I used barbecue grill pan
    And placed in grill ! It worked so well.
    Thanks a lot

  3. Thanks for the recipe. It turned out really well. The dipping sauce was really good too. I don’t have an air fryer but decided to bake it.