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Healthy Vegetarian Foods


My vegetable of choice for this post is “Cauliflower” or “Gobi Phool” (hindi name), this is a very simple recipe, however it has an abundance of flavour. You can serve it as a curry dish with roti, as a side vegetable with your meat dishes, as a salad on a bed of mixed freens for lunch, as a healthy snack for you and the kids to munch on while dinner is being prepared. However and whenever you serve this dish, you can be sure it will be enjoyed. I am hoping that all of my simple and quick vegetable dishes have inspired you to eat me more vegetables and prepare them in interesting ways.



 10ml cooking oil

1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)

3-4 curry leaves

5ml crushed cumin seeds

5ml crushed coriander seeds

250ml cauliflower florets

3ml turmeric powder

5ml salt

3ml dried mango powder or 5ml lemon juice

25ml chopped coriander




  1. Heat oil in a medium size pot and add the chopped chilli, curry leaves and then cumin and coriander seeds,  allow to fry for a minute
  2. Add the cauliflower florets (as you would note i like my florets to be cut rather small) and turmeric and allow to cook on low heat till the vegetables are nice and tender-still retaining a bit of crunch
  3. Remove from heat and season with salt and lemon juice or dry mango powder before garnishing with fresh coriander and serve as an accompaniment with any meal or as a side vegetable salad.




Comments: 10

  • Sous Chef


    Dry mango powder? I haven’t seen or heard of it before, do most spice shops stock it and what else would you use it for?

    • Healthy Vegetarian Foods


      Hi Sous, i use a lot of dry mango powder in my cooking and it is available at most Indian spice shops & indian name is “AMCHUR”. You can sprinkle it over some sliced fruit, add it your lentils, cabbage, cauliflower–in Ayruvedic practice it aids in food digestion. It adds a very tangy taste>

      • 23/04/2012

        Thank you SO much for this recipe. My hubsand hates cauliflower. Even when I roasted it, and it was perfection, he still didn’t like it. But I made this recipe and he LOVED it. I tweaked it a tiny bit, like I do almost every recipe. But I am just so glad I found a way for my hubsand to eat yet another veggie he hates. (he hates all cruciferous veggies, silly man). Thank you again. It is SUPER DELISH!!!!

  • mitzireddy


    I like that it is not over cooked and mushy – will try this recipe -thanks, Usha

    • Healthy Vegetarian Foods By Usha Singh


      Thanks Mitzi, I do not like over cooked and mushy mushy cauliflower

  • pinkpolkadot


    It looks like popcorn! Maybe I can convince my fussy son to try this!

    • Healthy Vegetarian Foods


      Hi Pink, yes it does look like pop corn & it still retains its crunch so even a fussy eater might enjoy this.
      I am so glad to see you back, i was very concerned when i did not see you around

  • 23/04/2012

    I used to be one of those cauliflower hatres. Then my friend convinced me that I would like it roasted. I gave it a try so now I am always curious if there are other ways that I will like it. I had a curry coconut milk soup that had cauliflower and I liked that as well! So I agree all the hatres out there just haven’t had cauliflower done right!

  • 10/05/2012

    Thanks a lot for the superior writeup. Incidentally, how could we communicate?

    • Healthy Vegetarian Foods By Usha Singh


      you can send messages on this platform

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