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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cauliflower Poriyal | Cauliflower Fry

Cauliflower Fry
Poriyal is a dry vegetable curry from South India. It is served as a side dish to Rice and indispensable in South Indian Lunch. Cauliflower is my dad's favourite. My mom frequently prepares cauliflower based recipes. Cauliflower Fry is a simple, quick dry curry. It can also be served as a side dish to Roti | Chappati. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Cauliflower Poriyal - Cauliflower Fry. 

Cauliflower Poriyal | Cauliflower Fry Recipe

South Indian style dry Cauliflower fry. Rice, roti and chapati Side dish

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Yields : 2

Recipe Category: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Cauliflower Poriyal

Oil : 1 tbsp
Mustard : 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves : 5
Ginger and garlic finely chopped  : 1 tbsp
Onions chopped : 1/2 Cup
Cauliflower small florets : 20
Coriander powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt : As needed 
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder : 2 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped : For Garnishing

1. Cut cauliflower into small florets. Soak in boiling water for 5 mins to remove germs. Strain the water and keep the cauliflower florets ready.
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2. Heat Oil in the pan and add mustard. When mustard splutters, add curry leaves, ginger, and garlic. Fry till raw smell goes off. 
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 3. Add onions.Fry till onions turn translucent.  Add cauliflower and fry till cauliflower is cooked. Cauliflower will leave enough water to get cooked.
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 4. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chillii powder and salt. Fry till raw smell goes off. Switch off the stove. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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Ginger and garlic can be replaced by ginger garlic paste
To add more masala flavour, add 1 tsp of garam masala powder along with other dry powders.

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