Cauliflower Stalk Curry

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Cauliflower Stalk Curry


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 20 Min


Serves : 5
  • 2 cups cut cauliflower stalks

  • 1 nos onion

  • 1 nos tomato

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 5 cups water

  • 5 tsp cooking oil

  • 1 nos cinnamon stick

  • 1 nos bay leaf

  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds


  • Grind the onion and tomato to corase paste and keep aside
  • Remove the stalks from the cauliflower
  • Cut the stalks into 1 piece
  • Remove the strings and wash the stalks
  • The tender stalks tastes better than the matured ones as they are soft after cooking and melts as they get chewed
  • While the matured ones have fibres and takes time to get cooked leaving fibre behind
  • In a pan add oil and add the stalks stir fry for couple of minutes on high flame and remove from the pan
  • In the same pan add cinnamon stick bay leaf and cumin seeds
  • Then add the onion and tomato paste and saute for couple of minutes
  • Now add Ginger garlic paste mix and stir for a minute then add turmeric powder
  • Now time for coriander and chilli powder to get into the pan
  • stir the masala and allow it cook for a couple of minutes then add the stalks
  • Add required salt at this stage
  • Now add 1
  • 5 cups of water and bring to boil
  • When it starts to boil reduce the flame to medium and close the pan with a lid
  • Occassionaly stir the mixture so that the strands get cooked uniformly
  • It takes around 10 minutes for the matured ones to get cooked
  • After the stalks get cooked you can adjust the consistency by simmering down or adding water
  • The display picture was prepared as an accompaniment for rice
  • Stalks can be prepared in kootu or poriyal style by addition of grated coconut along with mustard urad dhal tempering