Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe (Chettinad Style)

Nithya Anantham
Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe (Chettinad Style)
384 ratings.

This Cauliflower Pepper Fry is a quick and healthy Chettinad style recipe that uses very few ingredients and has loads of flavors. It is spiced with the right amount of cumin and pepper powder making it a yummy side dish to be had with Steamed rice and Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam to make an easy and wholesome lunch or dinner.

See some of the other cauliflower recipes that we have

  1. Gobi Musallam Recipe (Spicy Cauliflower Creamy Gravy)
  2. Cauliflower Coconut Milk Stew Recipe
  3. Stuffed Gobi Ka Paratha (Spiced Cauliflower Flat Bread)
  4. Cauliflower and Vegetable Curry (With Almonds and Spices)

Cuisine: Chettinad
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into small florets
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe (Chettinad Style)

  1. To begin making Cauliflower Pepper Fry (Chettinad Style), heat a pan and pour oil, put the mustard seeds and let it crackle.

  2. To this add the asafoetida and a sprig of curry leaves and let it splutter.

  3. Add the cauliflower florets to this and give it a stir.

  4. Add turmeric powder, season with salt and sprinkle with little water and cook with the lid on top for about 10 minutes.

  5. In the meanwhile, make a coarse dry mixture of cumin seeds, peppercorns and dried red chili in a mixer grinder.

  6. Once the cauliflower florets are cooked, put this coarse mixture over it and sauté it for well 2 minutes.

  7. Garnish with a sprig of curry leaves and serve Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe (Chettinad Style) with steamed rice and Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam for a complete meal.

Last Modified On Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:27
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