Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Simple Cauliflower Fry

This is one of the easiest dishes to make except for the time to clean and cut cauliflower.

Ingredients (about 2 - 3 servings):

Cauliflower - 1 big, washed and cut into small florets
Cooking oil - 1.5 tablespoons

Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon

Asafoetida - a couple of pinches

Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon (vary this to suit your taste)

Salt to taste


Procedure:

1. In a wide pan, heat some cooking oil, pop mustard seeds, add the urad dhal and asafoetida and fry until the urad dhal turns light golden brown in color.

2. To step 1, add the cut cauliflower florets, mix everything well and fry on medium high heat for about 3 - 4 minutes with constant stirring.

3. Once the cauliflower starts browning, add some red chilli powder and salt and fry until it gets cooked and turns nice and crispy. Turn off the stove.


A good variation would be to add about a handful of chopped onions to step 1 and fry them until golden brown before moving on to step 2. You can also add some chopped potatoes along with the cauliflower florets.


Tip:

I have noticed that separating the florets by hand instead of chopping them using a knife keeps them intact during the cooking process and that way I can cut them to the size I desire.


This goes a side dish with rice and sambar/rasam/plain yogurt. I even have it as a snack sometimes.

41 comments:

Sandhya Hariharan said...

thanks for sharing...
I m not much familiar with variations for using Cauliflower...

Padhu said...

I prepare it in the same way with potatoes but instead of chillie powder,I add that Curry Powder (urad dal+ channa dal+ red chillies, I roast these and powder it )Your cauliflower fry looks yummy!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy!

Babli said...

I love cauliflower very much. Wonderful recipe and I will definitely try it. Thanks.

Tina said...

Yummy and simple recipe...

Preety said...

My hubby loves cauliflower, and i am sure this recipe will please anyone who loves cauliflower

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Simple and delicious curry.

Gulmohar said...

Simple and yumm..will be a nice snack to munch on :-)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Simply superb!!nice recipe..i do have some cauliflower in my fridge..will try it.

Uma said...

looks yummy.

kitchen queen said...

Yum cauliflower fry simple and goes with everything.

Nithya said...

This is something simple and good :)

shanthi said...

Simple and superb

AshKuku said...

I love cauli fried...when it is fried it releases a nice and beautiful aroma...I simply love it... & I love cauli bhoonjiya... I had it in my draft , which I've not posted yet... I will..

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

lata raja said...

Coincidence! I have caulliflower and was wanting to cook it somewhat more enticinglly than my usual curry. Have this recipe now. Will try out ...NOW!

Chitra said...

I too make this but add onions , G&G..will try this , very simple indeed :)

Priya said...

My all time favourite!

Shri said...

A great one!I always make cauliflower by putting tadka and I know no second way!BTW, you have some wonderful recipes in your blog:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

simple yet yummy curry... good.

chakhlere said...

This one so comforting and yummy. Just love these kinds stir fries...your looks so nice and crispy. Yummmmmmm!!

my kitchen said...

Simple & tasty.Perfect match for rice

shahana said...

v simple n delicious recipe!!!

Vrinda said...

Simple yet tasty..thanx for sharing such a quick recipe with cauliflower...

Anupama said...

@ Sandhya Hariharan, Padhu, Home Cooked Oriya Food, Babli, Tina, Preety, A 2 Z Vegetarian Kitchen, Gulmohar, Sangeetha Subhash, Uma, Kitchen Queen, Nithya, Shanthi, Ashkuku, Chitra, Shri, Mahimaa's Kitchen, chaklere, my kitchen, shahana, Vrinda: Thank you very much y'all :-)

@ Lata Raja: Did you like it Lata ji?

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Cauliflower fry makes me drool Anu. Looks delicious and yummy!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Simply superb. I always love this kind of easy to make recipes. Cauliflower looks so crispy.

Anil P said...

Cauliflower has to rank among my favourites, to sample that is. The variations are all inviting to the palate. Good idea to separate the florets by hand rather than slice them beforehand.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple and delish....thank you for the tip...

Rohini said...

Delicious Anu.. I love cauliflower too, this is a easy and quick way of doing it!! But I add pepper powder, instead of red chilli powder! Will try this one next time :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks very crispy and yummy...its kind of hard for me to perfect cauliflower dish...I either end up making them mushy or undercooked. This looks so nice:) will give a try soon.

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks yummy!
check out the oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice series going in my blog!

Anupama said...

@ Mythreyi Dilip, Viki's Kitchen, Anil P, Kitchen Flavors, Rohini, Malar Gandhi, SriLekha: Thank you guys :-). Rohini, even I make another version of this using pepper powder instead of chilli powder. Must say that it has its own wonderful taste.

Bharathy said...

I too make almost the same way..for my children at least once a week for curd rice(packed lunch off to school)..
Looks yummy! :)

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Suma Rajesh said...

yumm its my fav..nice click

Valarmathi said...

Hi Anu,Thanks for your lovely comment.
Simple and yummy cauliflower fry.

sangeeta said...

lovely picture....even i'd love it as a snack or warm salad.

Rohini said...

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Anupama said...

@ Bharathy, denysmaco0l,Suma Rajesh, Valarmathi, sangeeta: Thank you very much :-)

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