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Cauliflower Masala Stir Fry- Easy Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower stir fried in onion-tomato masala, delicious vegetarian dish…

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, it can be turned into several delicious dishes. It can be baked, fried, stir fried, steamed or just enjoy as it is and I love it made literally anyway. Many Indo-Chinese dishes can be made with cauliflower.

This is any easy to make stir fry; cauliflower florets stir fried with onion and tomato seasoned with Indian spices. Can be served with rice, chapati, roti etc.

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Cauliflower Masala Stir Fry- Easy Cauliflower Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
  • Oil- 1½ tbsp
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Garlic, grated- 2 cloves
  • Ginger, grated- 1 inch slice
  • Green chili, chopped- 1
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Cauliflower, florets- from 1 medium cauliflower
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Garam Masala- ¾ tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  1. Soak the cauliflower florets in warm water for 10 minutes, rinse and drain water.
  2. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil- let oil turn hot.
  3. Add bay leaves, garlic, ginger and green chili, saute till golden.
  4. Add cumin seeds, saute for a few seconds till aromatic.
  5. Add onion, season with salt, saute till light golden.
  6. Add tomatoes, cook till slightly mashed.
  7. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fennel powder and salt. Combine well and cook for a minute.
  8. Add cauliflower florets, combine well.
  9. Add water and cook covered for 15 minutes, do not over cook the cauliflower.
  10. Stir fry till water has dried off.
  11. Add garam masala, stir fry for a minute.
  12. Add cilantro, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  13. Serve along with rice, chapati, roti etc.




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