Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easy Cauliflower Stir-fry without Onions

You are back home after a long day and have some left over rice or chappathis in your kitchen with no side dish, hungry and not so patient for an elaborate cooking, but lucky enough to have a fresh/ not so fresh cauliflower left in your vegetable tray, this would be one of the easiest dry accompaniment you may lay your hands upon. There is no hassle of slicing onions either, yet it tastes great!

Easy Cauliflower Stir-fry

Cauliflower, cut into small florets- 2 cups

To season:

Oil- 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilly Powder- 1/2 tsp (more or less acc to your spice level)
Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
Garlic-1 large clove or 3 small, Crushed
Curry leaves / Cilantro
Salt- as needed

                                                   in the kadai with all the water evaporated..

Wash the florets well and keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, throw in curry leaves, add the florets and sauté for a few seconds. Add the turmeric and chilly powders along with salt and 1/2 cup of water and close with a lid while it simmers. Here in TN, the vegetables cook a bit slow and so I needed 5 minutes to get them half cooked. Adjust the cooking time accordingly in yours. The florets have to get half cooked before you proceed to the next step, and that's it! :)
The water would have used up or even if not, dont worry, add the crushed garlic (close, if there's still some water at the bottom until evaporated) and lastly  the pepper powder and toss well. ( you can also sauté the florets for a longer time with some more oil drizzled. I didn't do it as I was...yup, Impatient! :))

If you don't have curry leaves in stock and hadn't added earlier, garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serve hot. You will never regret coming up this one and will end up making it again and again. Kids will enjoy this too!


  1. Cauliflowers are my most favourite. Loved this simple recipe.

  2. Simply love the colors of the cauliflower - lovely pictures and presentation results in uber tempting!!!

  3. My fav veggie...its easy n versatile too...stir fry is sure a comfort side dish for rice ad rotis...nice clicks too

  4. simple and wonderful the addition of pepper

  5. Quick and easy with out compromising on taste.

  6. Quick and easy stir fry..I make a similar one using onions.Perfect with white rice and rasam on the side.Btw,made your badam milk and loved it..will blog about it soon.It is a hit with my preggy sis-in-law,she makes it almost everyday!!

  7. Very tasty and easy to cook stir fry dear. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Easy to make & looks so inviting & flavorful!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Looks really takes more time for me to clean gobi than 2 cook it..evn though putting them in hot water does d job, I check it personally to keep me I need more time to make gobi..:(

  10. Thats a quick,simple and yummy stir fry.

  11. Looks so tempting and awesome :)

  12. Simple,easy and yummy...right in time, going to try it now :)

  13. i would love to have it with rice and rasam..

  14. Very simple and delicious stir fry. But this is surely cooked to perfection and the photos speak about how tasty they were.

  15. Have seen this cauliflower in your lunch tray before and was wondering when you would post the recipe...SIGH!! Am delighted.. they look absolutely delicious.. am licking the keyboard :D

  16. So delicious yet simple dish. The photos are great.

  17. Cauliflower looks perfect, not too mushy, just the way I like.

  18. made this so many times always a hit


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