Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside in an even layer to air dry.
Hot: Add a little ginger, chili powder, or tiny bit of cayenne pepper for heat.
Licorice: Add fennel or anise seed to/ create a black licorice flavor.
Perfume: Add a little ground oris root, or culinary food-grade dried lavender petals/buds or rose petals/buds ground in a coffee grinder or using a mortar and pestle, for a slight floral scent.
Making It Less Fattening and Frying vs Baking
You can deep-fry this cauliflower like the classic Moroccan cauliflower recipe or you can fry them in a little oil, as I do. Besides reducing the oil, you can lightly coat the cauliflower in oil and season with the spice blend. Then, bake it in a preheated oven at about 420ºF until it browns and meets your desired tenderness., about 45 minutes or longer if you prefer them soft.