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Cauliflower Stir Fry in Ginger & Soy Sauce

Children are a joy & mine are growing very very fast. Birthdays are such a special time, but these days always bring in a down tone for me… the years are just flying by, and soon I will have no tiny, helpless, clinging baby to hold:-(  Well, we have to accept life the way it is and above all Enjoy every precious moment.

Parties always make me think of new dishes. When you have so much to do, cook, arrange, clean, display and then entertain… one is always finding ways to cook things which will take the least amount of time and yet taste good and different. This is something which I had done in my daughter’s birthday party when I had our Family over.

It is fast, needs few ingredients, different from the regular cauliflower curry preparation and very good to eat. The guests were pretty intrigued with the use of the regular South Asian sauces with cauliflower.


  1. 1 Large Cauliflower cut into small florets
  2. 1 Onion, Halved and thinly Sliced into half moons
  3. 2″ Ginger peeled and sliced Very thinly & Minced
  4. 3 Cloves of Garlic Mashed
  5. 3-4 tablespoons of dark Soy Sauce
  6. 2 tablespoons of Ketchup or Tomato Puree
  7. 2 tablespoons of hot sauce (like Sriracha)
  8. 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  9. 6 Hot Green Peppers Slit
  10. 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds
  11. 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  12. 2 tablespoons of Sour Creme or Thick Yogurt beaten
  13. 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  14. 5 tablespoons of Oil OR  the Tangy Hot Oil
  15. Salt
  16. Chopped Green/Spring Onions for Garnish (Optional)

Optional Ingredients: Bell Peppers


Wash the cauliflower pieces, drain and coat them with yogurt, turmeric & salt.  Let it sit for about 15 – 20 minutes.

Heat Oil/Tangy Oil, add sesame seeds and green chillies in oil. When the seeds start to sizzle, add the Onions, garlic and the ginger. Fry till the Onions are glazed and slightly brown.

Add the Cauliflowers and stir while the oil coats the cauliflower florets. Fry for about 10 minutes. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes at low- medium heat. Sprinkle water if it sticks to the bottom of the pan. (Do not add too much water).

While it cooks, mix together the soy sauce, ketchup/tomato puree, Vinegar, hot sauce & black pepper. Uncover and add the sliced Bell Peppers if you are using them, & add the sauce mix to the cauliflower. At this time the florets should only be half done.  Stir, then Cover & cook till they are almost done.

Increase the heat and stir fry till the Cauliflower till they are done but not mushy & soggy.

This is a dry dish and does not have much gravy or sauce other than the little hugging the cauliflower florets.

Garnish & serve hot with Rice, Paratha, Naan, Kulcha….


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12 comments to Cauliflower Stir Fry in Ginger & Soy Sauce

  • Mohana

    Oh wow ! a real fast recipe !! looks so fresh and yummy !!

  • Looks yummy.. got to try this soon

  • I made gobi today too! The picture looks amazing Soma. Thanks for your nice words, I could really feel the happiness you felt for me… and I appreciate that :)

  • I just love such easy and fast recipes.:-) Am sure my hubby is going to love this.Gotta make it soon. :-)

  • wow beaautiful click and i luv gobi…i made gobi 65 recently and will b sharing soon…..

  • I am going go to the store straight from work and get a cauliflower, feels like ages since I had it last and your recipe and photo are absolutely tempting! Feels like a mix between the normal bhaaji and manchurian.

  • gobi looks delecioussss

  • That is a delicious looking platter..

  • soma

    Mohana, Sagari, Divya: Thanks guys.

    Ujwal, Sharmila: It is a quick fix. Try it:-D

    Anu: When I saw u won, i literally ran to ur blog…. it was like I was physically running to ur door:-))

    Priya: did u get to get the Gobi? U R right.. never thot of it that way…a mix betwn bhaji & mancurian.

    Sangeeth: I have eaten chicken 65.. love it. waiting for ur gobi 65 post.

  • mohana

    Just tried this today ! turned out real good.

    Thank you Mohana. Very glad that you let me know:-) Hope you enjoyed your fulkopi!

  • sunil

    the worst recipe ever, this person has no idea what food should taste like

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