Cauliflower Greens stir fry

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                                   Ready to serve Cauliflower green stir fry

Number of servings: 3-4

How long it takes: 45 minutes

A couple of days back I put up crispy fried cauliflower which was the more fun and snacky time. Now time for something more simple and wholesome – a stir fry with the cauliflower florets and greens ! Typically we tend to throw away the greens but this time I happened to buy a fresh Cauliflower with tender greens and so thought of adding them to the mix along with the flowerets. And I am glad I did ! You will too if you try this one. A great combination with Chapati/Roti.

What you need to have:

1. Cauliflower greens chopped – 2 cups

2. Flowerets – 1 cup

3. Chopped potatoes – 1/4 cup

4. Chopped onions – 1 cup

5. Chopped tomatoes – 1/2 cup

6. Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

7. Chili powder – 1 teaspoon

8. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

9. Dhania-jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

10. Salt – to taste

11. Cooking oil – 1 Tablespoon

                                       Chopped veggies and Cauliflower greens

                                                        other ingredients of seasoning

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop Cauliflower, its greens and also peal potatoes too and chop fine as shown in the image. Soak the flowerets and potatoes together and the greens separately in water for about 10 minutes.

2. Place a skillet with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in it on low flame. When heated add cumin seeds and when it splutters add chopped tomatoes to it and fry till mushy.

                                                Chopped tomatoes being fried

3. When done add chopped onions and required quantity of salt to it and fry till transparent.

                                                               Chopped onions being fried

4. When onions are transparent add all the powders.

                                                All powders added in a row

5. Stir well and add chopped cauliflower greens and close it with a lid and cook till soft

                                                          Cauliflower greens being added 

5. When done, add chopped flowerets, chopped potatoes from step 1 to it and close it with a lid and cook till done on low flame only.

                               Chopped cauliflower & chopped potatoes being added

6. When done ready to serve and transfer it to a serving bowl.  Enjoy with chapati or even roti.

                                             Ready to serve cauliflower greens stir fry

                                            Cauliflower greens stir fry with chapati


Good to remember:

1. The greens should be very close to the flower since it is tender .

2. One can even use Green peas as a combination to the dish.

3. Since the greens take a little longer to cook it should be cooked intially and add the other veggies subsequently.


2 thoughts on “Cauliflower Greens stir fry

    Five Ways with Cauliflower | Food & Think said:
    November 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    […] great side dish. With a little oil and garlic in a frying pan, wilt the greens and cook them up or add a few other vegetables and spices for a pungent stir fry. You can also season and roast them with the rest of the […]

    Shruti said:
    December 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    This turned out really good Pratibha Aunty. Though I made it without the greens . Love all your recipes.

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