Cauliflower stir fry

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How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 2-3

Cauliflower is in the same family of vegetables as the more popular cabbage and  the less popular brocolli. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Cauliflower is low in fat, high in fiber and vitamin C. I feel this is a favorite veggie among the younger generation. Dishes like Cauliflower fries, Gobi Manchurian and widely and wildly popular.

Today though I am putting up a simple, healthier and not surprisingly a favorite family dish – the cauliflower stir fry/Upkari. Chopped capsicum, as I mention, is optional but I say use it if you have it !

What you need to have:

1. Chopped flowerets – 3 cups

2. Chopped capsicum – 1 cup (optional)

3. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

4. Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon

5. Dhania-jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

6. Chili powder – 1 teaspoon

7. Asafoetida powder – 1 teaspoon

8. Salt – as per taste

9. Cooking oil -1-2 teaspoon


Ingredients of cauliflower stir fry

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, chop capsicum into bite size pieces and also chop capsicum fine and keep it aside.

2. Place a skillet with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on low flame. When heated add cumin seeds to it. Once it splutters add all powders in a row.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                               Seasoning in progress

3. Once done add chopped capsicum and add required quantity of salt to the dish just give a stir and let it cook for a while. Later on add chopped flowerets fropm step 1 to it and close the lid and let it cook being covered and at times give a stir in between till done.


Chopped flowerets being added                                                    


Flowerets being coated with powders 

4. Ready to serve cauliflower stir fry is as shown in the image below. Really yum ! Enjoy with rice and dalithoy.


                            Ready to serve cauliflower stir fry


6 thoughts on “Cauliflower stir fry

    Swati Prabhu said:
    April 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Pratibha Mhave,
    Just curious to know how will this dish turn out if u add onions as well???

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 3, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Hi Swati,

      Why not just give a try it could be a thums up to the dish no?????????///

    amit said:
    April 16, 2013 at 6:52 pm


    Manish said:
    April 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Good Dish. Good Selection of spices.

    Vijaya said:
    May 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Good dish.Tried with onions & tomatoes, garnished with daniya & ginger.

    Jackie Wallace said:
    November 29, 2014 at 6:03 am

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