Wednesday 10 June 2009

Cauliflower and Peas Curry

Cauliflower belongs to the group of cruciferous vegetables, also known as family of cabbages. It is closely related to broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale and cabbage. It is a great source of vitamin C and folate and a good source of fiber and vitamin K. It is also rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants.

You can use cauliflower in many recipes such as spiced cauliflower soup, creamy cauliflower soup, tandoori cauliflower bites and even spicy cauliflower couscous. It can be eaten cooked or raw in salads and served as a crudites with dips.

Cauliflower pairs well with carrots, peas and potatoes and there are many variations of currys you can make with it. This cauliflower and peas curry is a favorite combination of mine and I love serving it with simple paratha.

Yield: Serves 4
Cauliflower and Peas Curry

Cauliflower and Peas Curry

Cauliflower and Peas curry is a traditional Gujarati dish that is cooked regularly in most Gujarati Asians homes. Simple aromatic spices gives the cauliflower a delicious flavour.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 25 M


  • 8 oz cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 4 oz peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 small tomato finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander leaves


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  2. Add the garlic paste.
  3. Add the tomatoes and tomato puree and all spices, mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the cauliflower and peas and mix thoroughly.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  6. When cauliflower is a la dente it is cooked. (It should have slight crispness still in it)
  7. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped coriander and red chillies thinly sliced.  
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The Cauliflower and Peas curry pairs well with Spinach Paratha and Spinach and Potato Paratha


  1. it looks very nice dish
    will ask my mother to make it

  2. its so simple...... will try it for sure got everything in the house except for mustard.

    i dont eat roti so i will eat it with rice :D

  3. hmm..yumy yummyy.....look hot ans spicy too..
    seeing phool gobi I remeber last time while I was cooking phool gobi, I put it in cooker and forgot....
    in th 4th whistle only I realised OOps it is phool gobi!!!
    Ther was nothing to go on that phool gobi it was already a paste.. But nobody can fail me in cooking. I made a grant phool gobi SOUP!!!



  4. I hate eating too much of caulifower,so,will look at the other recipes and try one of them in the holidays!:D

  5. Wooww! yummee.. keep writing. I can't cook myself. bt I may try now! ;)

  6. yummy..for nri's like me! thnk you...

  7. yup. my mom does prepare this. i simple love it.

    tastes better with parathas [:)]

  8. I have always used boiled Cauliflower and peas....

    Will try this out....

  9. i like anything with aloo! and this dish is one sure thing!


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