This is a perfect roti with spiced cauliflower recipe for sharing with a bunch of friends. Simply serve in big bowls and pop in the centre of the table. Let everyone create their own loaded roti but don’t forget the napkins, this gets delightfully messy! Created by a student of the Vegan chef school.

What is roti?

A roti, is like a wrap or flatbread from Indian cuisine. It is usually made using chickpea flour, otherwise known as gram flour and often also called chapati.

Roti is commonly made to accompany curry or curried vegetables and is a great accompaniment to a family meal where everyone digs in and helps themself in the same way you would with something like fajitas.

Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as any given are approximate.

How to enjoy this roti and spiced cauliflower recipe on Slimming World

I know many of you follow Slimming World and this recipe at first glance seems like it would not fit well with the plan. You would be correct with that assumption but there are some changes you can make to make this better for your diet.

When making the spiced cauliflower oil could be omitted and instead spray the florets well with low-calorie cooking spray like frylight then sprinkled with the spice mix.

Also, you need to remember that if you know the syns of a meal there is often a way to incorporate it into your daily allowance.

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Syns for the roti and spiced cauliflower recipe

The syns for the spiced cauliflower, made with oil to the recipe below are 12 syns in total or 3 syns per portion. If you instead use Frylight or similar this can be reduced for the spiced cauliflower to zero.

For the lentils, if you use yeast extract/marmite then this recipe only has syns for the oil which is 4 syns in total or 1 syn per portion, again this could easily be swapped for cooking spray.

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The pickled red onion recipe does not use any syns.

The roti, made according to the recipe below is calculated roughly as follows, coconut oil 6.5 syns per person (26 syns total). The tapioca flour is approx 5.5 syns per person (22 syns total), and the gram flour is 11 syns per person (44 syns total). Therefore the roti as a whole per person using this recipe is calculated as 23 syns.

Should you wish to reduce the syns of this homemade roti and instead buy chapati/roti this would save some syns but also the authentic flavours so the choice is of course yours. If you buy premade roti/chapati they are approx 6.5 syns each, the ones from the takeaway are around 9 syns each.

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Cooked chickpeas

What should I enjoy my roti with spiced cauliflower with?

This is a great recipe to enjoy with natural yoghurt, you can use dairy-free if you are vegan, fresh coriander leaves and dried chilli flakes.

It is a great recipe to adjust a little as you get used to it so that you enjoy it with the best possible flavours. Some people prefer much spicier foods than others so a sprinkle of chilli flakes is perfect for adapting this to individual needs.

Chef bio

This recipe was created by chef student Oliver Lean who is supported and taught by chef Day Radley at the vegan chef school in London.

Chef Day Radley is an international professional chef, food writer and founder of The Vegan Chef School, in London. She regularly writes for UK & international Food magazines, and has been featured on Sky News. She works as a consultant for brands, previously working as a personal chef for celebrities and dignitaries in London.

Day is considered a leading pioneer of modern compassionate cuisine. She is developing a new way of cooking and training the next generation of chefs on how to create food that is good for the body, the planet and animals.

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Other recipes with cauliflower

If you love cauliflower and wish you used it more often here are some other suggestions you could consider. Don’t forget too it is great for vitamin B and speed food on Slimming World so pretty good for you!

Roast cauliflower suitable for Christmas dinner

Cauliflower and chickpea curry

Chicken cauliflower rice

Instant pot vegetable curry

Roasted vegetable salad

Do you follow a diet these would be good on? Adding extra speed vegetables makes them great on Slimming World. Other diets like Lighter Life may work well with this depending on which plan you follow.

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Spanish chickpeas

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Refried beans, the healthier way!


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If you are considering or already following a vegan lifestyle then these articles may be helpful.

A few vegan recipes that are popular – Moroccan tagine, banana pancakes, aubergine soup, carrot soup, how to marinate tofu, chia pudding,

Vegan drinks you may enjoy in the summer

How to raise a vegan child to be healthy

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Easy Roti with spiced cauliflower recipe

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan


This is a perfect recipe for sharing with a bunch of friends. Simply serve in big bowls and pop in the centre of the table. Let everyone create their own loaded roti but don’t forget the napkins, this gets delightfully messy!



Spiced Cauliflower Ingredients:

One large cauliflower, broken into large florets

3 teaspoons garam masala

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 teaspoons salt

Lentil Ingredients:

2 teaspoons cooking oil

1 large white onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, grated

A thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated

100g dried green lentils

4 teaspoons garam masala

2 teaspoons yeast extract

2 teaspoons salt

600ml water

Quick Pickled Red Onion Ingredients:

2 small red onions, thinly sliced

The juice of 2 limes

Roti Ingredients:

280g gram flour

120g tapioca flour

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons melted coconut oil, plus extra for brushing

140ml water


Method for spiced cauliflower:

Heat the oven to 200°c/390°f/GasMark 6.

In a large bowl toss the florets with the garam masala, turmeric, oil and salt. Put the cauliflower onto a wide baking tray. 

Roast in the oven for around 25 minutes, until cooked through and slightly charred. 

Method for lentils:

Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion. Once it has started to soften add the garlic and ginger. Fry for a few more minutes. 

Add the garam masala and stir. After a minute, add the lentils and cover with the water. Bring to the boil and cook on a  high heat for about ten minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until the lentils are very soft and the water has been absorbed. This should take no more than another 10 minutes. 

Add the fava bean umami paste and salt to taste.

Method for pickled red onions:

Place the red onion into a bowl and add the lime juice. Leave for at least ten minutes to pickle.

Method for rotis:

Mix the flour, potato starch, salt, oil and water in a large bowl. The texture should be only slightly sticky so add more water or flour if you need to. 

Use a rolling pin to make around 16 small, round and thin rotis. You may need some more flour to dust the surface and rolling pin. 

Heat a non-stick frying pan to high heat. Brush the rotis with coconut oil, then place them in the pan. When bubbles start to form and the underside is starting to brown, flip them and cook on the other side. 

Once they are cooked put them onto a plate and cover with a tea towel. Do this with all the roti.

Keywords: rot and spiced cauliflower, Indian dish, family meal

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