Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cauliflower Poriyal/ Thoran

You will need

  • cauliflower(can use full or just use half cauliflower. I used just half of the cauliflower to make this poriyal and save the other half to make cauliflower bell pepper masala rice.
  • 1 onion(medium size)
  • 6 green chillies
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 egg(optional)
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 dry red chillies(optional.. can use red chilli flakes too)
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil

Step 1:

Grate the cauliflower using the grater and keep it aside.
Chop the onion and green chilli finely and keep it aside.

Step 2:

Heat oil in non-stick pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds to it. When it splutters add red chilli, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, green chillies and onions to it. Saute it for 2 mins. Now add the grated cauliflower and saute it for 1 min. Cover it with a lid for 3 to 5 mins till the cauliflower is cooked. Add salt to it.

Step 3:

For more taste add one egg on top of the cooked cauliflower and saute it along with the cooked cauliflower till you get scrambled egg texture. You can substitute egg with freshly grated coconut too.

Serve it hot with rasam rice, moru kulambhu, more curry or with fish curry. Its purely your choice. Its goes well even with chapathi.


Revathi said...

Love ur recipes. Especially the chicken pakoda. Guess I am gonna try it soon.

Vijitha said...

Thanks Revathi for your encouraging comment. Will be waiting to hear from you how chicken pakoda turned out for u..

Ange said...

Viji....this cauliflower poriyal receipe is really good...i've never made cauliflower in this method....it tasted very nice...everybody loved it...tx to you..

Vijitha said...

Ange akka.. Thanks for leaving ur valuable comment. Thats my mom's recipe. All credit goes to my mom.. Enjoy akka

Anonymous said...


Your cauliflower poriyal is a great success at my home. My son (2-1/2) and my husband who refuse to eat vegetables loved it. My mom-in-law (a terrific cook) asked me how I made it. You deserve a good share of the compliment I got. Thanks.

Ahalya R.

Vijitha said...

Hi Ahalya.. Very happy to get this comment from you.. Enjoy!!!