Cauliflower-Red chilli subji

3 cups cauliflower cut into pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
2-3 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
1 tea spn red chilli powder
1 tea spn coriander powder
1/2 tea spn cumin powder
Oil or ghee

Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon and onion. Fry till onion turns golden brown. Add cauliflower, salt and little water. Close the lid and cook. When half done, add chili power, coriander powder and cumin powder. Cook till cauliflower is done and all water is absorbed. Serve hot with rice or chapathis.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 30 min

9 thoughts on “Cauliflower-Red chilli subji”

  1. Hi, Shilpa!
    You have the most interesting recipes on this blog. Where did you come up with all Of these? As for this cauliflower recipe, I am planning on trying it tomorrow.
    I would love to feature a recipe of yours on my blog sometime. Contact me. 🙂

    Posted by courtney

  2. Thanks for your comment. As I said in my introduction, I learn them from my mother(aayi), TV shows, Magazines etc etc. Because of my love towards cooking, I keep trying new things :).
    Please suggest some recipe names which you would like to read. If I know, I will surely put them.

  3. very good recipe.i was looking for something to make the boring old cauliflower interesting and my family really appreciated it.thanks.keep up the good work!

  4. How much water to put? Quantity not mentioned.
    please let me know, for above mentioned quantity of cauliflower what proportion of water is needed. And for frozen cauliflower, will the process will change? or remain same.

    waiting for your reply


    Shilpa: About 1/2 cup of water should be enough. Usually frozen vegetables cook much faster. So reduce the amount of water and cook on a medium flame. Keep checking every 5 mins or so to see if it has cooked.

  5. Hi Shilpa ,

    I tried this recipe yesterday . it did not come out very well . I added coriander powder and powdered cumin. the cumin was not very powdery though . did that make it go wrong.

  6. sreeram srinivas

    If you add more or excess Coriander, your lips would go burst due its HOTness… like excess chilli burns one’s tongue…. so be careful in adding coriander in any vegetable.

  7. sreeram srinivas

    Cauliflower have less water in them, so add say 3/4 cup, initially, cook on simmer for 10 mins with lid covered, check again and add little more water accordingly till the cauliflower becomes tender… the whole cooking should not take more than 20 mins. Cauliflower is better when eaten little dry i.e. moist with water…loose its appealing taste when it is with more water… in short, add limited & calibrated water enough to tender cauliflower.

    I cook regularly and comes good. You can add Green Peas alongwith cauliflower to improve the yummy taste….

    Note: better avoid cooking tomatoes with cauliflower…

  8. try it by without adding water, add salt immediately after adding cauliflower to pan and cook on sim flame……..enjoy the taste……….

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