Cauliflower Pepper Fry (Cauliflower Milagu Peratu)

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This is an authentic spicy South Indian dish made with Cauliflower and black pepper

Servings: 4-6 , Prep time: 20 mins


Cut cauliflower into half inch pieces. Boil them for 6-8 minutes with pinch of turmeric and ¼ tsp salt.

In a pan dry roast mustard seeds, urad dal, fennel seeds, red chili, curry leaves, onion, ginger garlic paste – stir and saute for 1 minute, then add tomato, turmeric – saute for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water – let it boil for 2 minutes. Add jeera powder, coriander powder, 1/2 tsp salt, pepper and cauliflower pieces – stir them well. Let them cook for 2 minutes.

Add coriander leaves for garnishing prior to serving. It is best served with rice.


1 whole cauliflower
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal (split black gram/black lentil)
1 red chili whole
Turmeric one pinch
Coriander powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Jeera powder 1/4 teaspoon
1 tomato chopped
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
10-12 curry leaves
1/2 of small onion chopped
1/4 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves