Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe(Gobi Pepper Fry) - Chettinad Style

Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe
Usually I plan ahead atleast by previous night when I want to click something the next day....I always make sure I am ahead of the preparations , the recipe and prop selection is over the previous night itself and sometimes the chopping also I finish it up...So soon after I pack mittu to school, my task is to cook and click.And most weekends I give a break for myself which is absolute family time which I look forward every week...and thats the main reason I miss clicking nonveg recipes every sunday.Yes this is my routine.

Few weeks back...on a friday when I was already set in for the weekend mood,I had nothing planned but suddenly had the urge to click something after sending mittu to school. I had cauliflower in hand, so quickly browsed around the chettinad cookbook and made this recipe......pulled the props that my hands could grab easily from the heap of props ;) and clicked this cauliflower pepper fry heartily.It turned out super flavourful, and spicy making it perfect to go with sambar and rice.
Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe

Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Cauliflower florets - 3/4 cup
Big Onion - 1 small sized finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves finely chopped
Curry Leaves - a small sprig

To roast & grind:

Cinamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Peppercorns - 3/4 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 1.5 broken


  1. Dry roast the ingredients listed under 'to roast & grind' till nice aroma rises...Cool down and grind it to a slightly coarse powder - I used my hand mortar and pestle to do this.Cut cauliflower into small florets soak it in slightly warm water for few mins, drain water and boil cauliflower along with turmeric powder and salt until it becomes soft.How to make mushroom fried rice - Step1
  2. Drain water and add half of the roast & ground powder to cooked cauliflower and marinate it for 15mins.Heat oil in a pan - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add garlic, onion and fry till it turns golden brown.How to make mushroom fried rice - Step2
  3. Then add marinated cauliflower and saute for 2mins.Add remaining spice powder and saute for few mins until the cauliflower is nicely coated with the masala.Switch off.How to make mushroom fried rice - Step3
Serve with hot rice and sambar or any kuzhambu of your choice.
Gobi Pepper Fry

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Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe

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