Friday, February 17, 2023



In most Indian homes, cauliflower (called Gobhi in Hindi and Hookosu in Kannada) is used quite frequently as it is a fairly versatile vegetable. All over India, you will find many dishes made using cauliflower- either singly or in combination with other vegetables. 

Cauliflowers are a good source of antioxidants and have numerous health benefits. 

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with cauliflower such as  :- 

Today's recipe is for an easy to make yet yummy stir fry made with cauliflower. The use of Kashmiri Chilli Powder gives the dish a nice, bright colour without making it too spicy. 

We enjoyed this with rice and dal. 


  • Large-sized Cauliflower, 1
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp 
  • Large-sized Onion, 1
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder, 1 and 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal, 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves, a sprig
  • Rice Flour, 1 tbsp
  • Oil, 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste

Break the cauliflower into florets to yield about 3 and 1/2 to 4 cups
Place the florets in a vessel of water adding a little turmeric powder and salt. Keep for 10 minutes to get rid of impurities if any
Drain away the water and rinse the florets once again with fresh water
Chop the onion 

Boil water in a large vessel and add the cauliflower florets and let it boil for about 5 minutes
Then switch off the gas and let the florets remain in the hot water for about 5 minutes 
Rinse the cauliflower florets in fresh water. Keep aside

Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadhai,  and on medium heat add the mustard seeds
When they splutter add the urad dal and saute till they turn golden brown 
Add the curry leaves and saute for a few seconds 
To this add the chopped onion and saute till it becomes translucent
Next add the cauliflower florets, chilli powder and salt and mix so as to blend the chilli powder and salt without breaking the florets
Cook on medium/low flame till the florets get fully cooked. Take care that they don't get overcooked
Add the rice flour and mix gently and cook for a couple of minutes to make the florets crisp 
Switch off the gas and transfer to a serving bowl 
Serve the Cauliflower Stir Fry with rice and dal 

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