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Cauliflower Scramble | Gobhi ki bhurji

This cauliflower scramble or gobhi ki bhurji makes a healthy and delicious side or a savory breakfast. Easy, delicious, and ready in just 20 mins. In this recipe, I use mustard seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves to give this cauliflower scramble a very Indian flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: cauliflower recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 99kcal


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root grated
  • 1 cauliflower head cut into florets (~500gms, use the soft stem too)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder use regular red chili for more heat
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Bring around 4-5 cups of water to boil. Add a little salt to the boiled water.
  • Place the cauliflower florets in the boiled water. Cover and let it boil in the water for 5 mins. This helps remove any dirt that might have stuck inside the florets.
  • Drain in a colander and let the cauliflower air dry. Finely chop the florets with the soft stem.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, temper with asafoetida, mustard seeds, dried chilies, curry leaves, and grated ginger. Gently sauté for half a minute so that the spices infuse the oil.
  • Add the chopped cauliflower. Toss and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low flame for about 5 minutes. Check and stir in between to ensure that the cauliflower is not sticking to bottom of the pan.
  • Add turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well and cook covered for another 5 minutes till the cauliflower is soft and well cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice and dal fry.


  • For a stronger flavor, use mustard oil instead of Olive oil.
  • Nutritional Information is the approximate information for 1 serving.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.7g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 3.2g