Cauliflower(Gobi) Stir Fry

imageCauliflower stir fry

Cauliflower is a winter vegetable. Cauliflowers are abundant in winters. We can prepare so many dishes with cauliflower like cauliflower avakaya/pickle, mix veggie kurma with cauliflower, cauliflower fry, cauliflower stir fry and many more. I’ve posted Cauliflower pickle (avakaya) in my earlier recipes. Enjoy this season with tasty cauliflower stir fry. This is very simple to prepare and tastes amazing. Cauliflower stir fry is prepared with  minimal ingredients. Here I present cauliflower stir fry to enjoy any day. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Author: Akshayakumbham
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6


Cauliflowers: 2 nos. (Medium size)

Oil: 3 tbsp

Salt: As required

Red chilli powder: 1 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves: A sprig

Asafoetida: A pinch

Turmeric: Generous pinch.

Method of preparation:

1. Take 2 medium sized fresh cauliflowers.image

2. Remove the leaves and cut the long stem. Separate flowers from the remaining stem. Chop the big florets into bite size pieces or can make into small size florets with hand.image

3. Rinse them well with water and keep them in a big bowl.image

4. Now take enough water to immerse the florets.

5. Boil the water and switch off the flame.

6. Transfer the cauliflower florets into boiled water. Keep them in water for 10-15 minutes.image

7. Now drain the water using colander and keep the florets aside.image

8. Now heat kadai, pour oil. Add cumin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida into it.image

9. Now add the small florets into the tempering. Mix thoroughly.image

10. Stir fry the florets on low flame for 10 minutes stirring at regular intervals. Add required amount of salt too.image

11. After 10 minutes add a pinch of turmeric and few curry leaves. Mix well.image

12. Keep the lid for 2 minutes and allow to cook on low flame.image

13. Now open the lid and mix once again. Now add red chilli powder and cumin powder. Mix thoroughly.image

14. Stir fry for a minute and switch off the flame.image

15. Now the cauliflower stir fry is ready to serve and transfer the stir fry into a serving bowl.image

16. Serve cauliflower stir fry with hot steamed rice. The stir fry can be served with rasam or sambar too.image


There is a small variation to cauliflower stir fry. In the above recipe I’ve added red chilli powder, instead of that you can use crushed black peppercorns. Remaining procedure is the same. This can be served as a salad.