Cauliflower poriyal is a simple stir fry recipe with just few ingredients. This can go great as a side dish.

 

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The art of plate presentation is one of the most intriguing. Creating a visually stunning “picture on the plate” and hearing “Wow! That’s beautiful!” brings a great sense of creative satisfaction…so long as the next comment should be “It tastes even better than it looks!”

We are doing Poriyal today a dry vegetable dish from South India. It is served as a side dish to rice and indispensable in South Indian lunch. My Mother frequently prepares cauliflower based recipes. This is a simple quick and easy dish to prepare.




 Poriyal a simple South Indian spiced stir fry. Easy to cook and great to serve in a style..

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Cauliflower poriyal cooking instructions.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes cooking time: 15 minutes
  • serves: 3-4

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower – 1 medium-sized cut into small florets
  • Vegetable oil – 4 tablespoon
  • Mustard seed -1/4 teaspoon
  • Pearl onion – 10 sliced
  • Dry red chilli – 1
  • Green chilli 1/2 chopped fine
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Crushed whole peppercorns – 4-6
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves chopped to garnish.
  • Salt – To taste

Method

  1. Heat oil in a deep pan.
  2. Splutter mustard seeds and add the dry red chillies.
  3. Add the pearl onions and chopped green chillies.  Stir in the crushed peppercorns and sauté for a minute.
  4. Add the cauliflower florets, turmeric powder and salt.  Cover and cook at low heat till the cauliflower is done.
  5. Finally add the pepper powder, mix well and cook for a few more minutes, Switch off. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.

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 Poriyal a simple South Indian spiced stir fry. Easy to cook and great to serve in a style..

Cauliflower poriyal / Spiced cauliflower stir fry recipe
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Cauliflower poriyal

Cauliflower poriyal is a simple stir fry recipe with just few ingredients. This can go great as a side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword Cauliflower poriyal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 211kcal
Author Sumith Babu

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10 shallots Indian small onions (sliced)
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1/2 green chilli chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 4 crushed whole peppercorns
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a deep pan.


  • Splutter mustard seeds and add the dry red chillies.


  • Add the pearl onions and chopped green chillies.  Stir in the crushed peppercorns and sauté for a minute.


  • Add the cauliflower florets, turmeric powder and salt.  Cover and cook at low heat till the cauliflower is done.


  • Finally add the pepper powder, mix well and cook for a few more minutes, Switch off. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.


Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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