Sunday, 1 September 2013

Cauliflower Pepper Fry

This semi dry Cauliflower Pepper Fry is a great treat for spice lovers!  This will be a best accompaniment for rice with sambar, rasam or curd;  you may also have this as dry subji with chapathi.


Cauliflower - 1 medium
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - ¾ tsp
Pepper powder - 1 to 1½ tsp
Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

To Grind:
Tomato - ½
Ginger - 1" piece
garlic- 4 to 5 cloves

For seasoning:
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
Saunf / fennel seeds - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Boil water with salt; add in the cauliflower florets and switch of the gas. Let the cauliflower florets soak in for about 5 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

(this is to get rid of any bugs that may be inside the heads; soak it in salt water or vinegar to force out any insects that may be lodged within the florets)

Heat oil in a kadai; add all the ingredients under "For seasoning" one by one.

After it crackles, add chopped onion. Fry till onion becomes translucent.

Now add grounded (tomato and ginger garlic ) paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and saute for a while.

After that add the drained cauliflower along with salt and give it a thorough mix.

Add water if required; close the pan with a lid and cook for 5 to 10 minutes till the cauliflower becomes soft and water dries up.

Finally, add pepper powder and garam masala powder along with chopped coriander leaves; give it a thorough mix.

Cauliflower Pepper Fry is now ready to serve.


Adjust the water quantity and spice level to suit your taste.


  1. Nice recipe!

    Do you plan on making youtube videos with your recipes?

  2. Very delicious and lovely cauliflower pepper fry...
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  3. Delicious nd simple...gud attemp poornimat

  4. Good one will try this.

  5. Delicious curry.. Pepper flavor .. Wow.. Nice side dis for chapathis!

  6. Poorni, I keep waiting for your recipes. The recipes are really tasty and easy to prepare.

  7. Thank you friends for the lovely comments.

  8. Curd rice with cauliflower pepper fry is my favourite, love it very much.

  9. Nice recipe! A good side dish for Roti varieties!

  10. delicious cauliflower pepper fry...

  11. i love cauliflower...this recipe is nice.....

  12. Nice recipe, I tried it out today..liked it a lot.

  13. Thank you latha prabakar. Glad that it turned out well.

  14. i tried today...very great ya.....

  15. i tried today...very great ya.....

  16. Thank you punitha. I felt happy that you liked it.

  17. I tried it out yesterday. All liked it very much:-) add up more cauliflower receipes. Waiting to try them too

  18. Really happy to know that you all enjoyed the cauliflower fry. Will try to post more cauliflower recipes soon.


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