Stir Fried Cauliflower and Peas

By Jayshri Ganda and Laxmi Ganda

cauliflower peas
Ready in less than 30 minutes, this cauliflower peas nu saark dish is an easy vegetarian curry made with only two vegetables and stir fried with spices to create a delicious flavour.


Serves 4

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes



1 half cauliflower
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons fresh green chilli, minced 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 cups peas, fresh or frozen
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin



  1. Cut cauliflower into 1cm pieces to roughly measure 4 cups of cut cauliflower. Heat oil in large frypan on a medium heat, add cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds or until darkened. Add chilli, garlic, ginger, salt and turmeric powder. Stir paste to infuse masala.
  2. Add cauliflower and stir with masala. Cook uncovered on a medium-high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peas, stir to combine. Cook for a further 8-10 minutes uncovered on high.
  3. Sprinkle and stir through coriander and cumin. Serve hot with your choice of bread, rice and/or condiments.


This recipe is an extract from A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT A GUJARATI INDIAN COOKBOOK FROM AOTEAROA by Jayshri Ganda and Laxmi Ganda, RRP $55.00 AUD or $69.00 NZD available here: 

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