10 Cauliflower Recipes To Fall In Love With The Humble Vegetable

Cauliflower is one of the most abundant and versatile vegetables, and whether it is soups or dishes like cauliflower rice, never fails to deliver. Here are 10 recipes sure to blow your mind.

Published On Feb 28, 2024 | Updated On Mar 04, 2024

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One of the most versatile vegetables, cauliflower is also a great source of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, potassium, and folate. It is also low in fat, and since it has a good amount of fibre, making it a great option to not only make for full-fledged dishes but also great low-calorie snacks like cauliflower pops. 
The next time you are looking for some wholesome recipes using cauliflower, do give these a try

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One of the yummiest and healthiest recipes using cauliflower, gobhi paratha or cauliflower paratha is one of the best breakfasts to have. Mince the cauliflower, add powdered spices like garam masala, and season with salt to make the filling of the cauliflower paratha. To enhance the flavours of this cauliflower recipe, you can also add grated ginger, and finely chopped green chillies and coriander. Not only does it add a distinct taste, it is also great for digestion. Serve the piping hot cauliflower paratha with a dollop of butter, accompanied with curd for a wholesome meal.

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Looking for a vegetarian alternative to chicken manchurian but bored of soya? Worry not, this cauliflower recipe is all that, and quicker to make. There are two ways to make the cauliflower manchurian recipe. You can either take small florets, coat them in the batter and deep fry them to make the manchurian balls. These are quicker to make. The other cauliflower manchurian recipe requires a little more work but is well worth it. Finely chop, cauliflower, and other vegetables like carrots, ginger, garlic, and cabbage. Mix in some all-purpose flour to make manchurian balls, and deep fry. The sauce is the same as any other manchurian recipe, and voila, your cauliflower manchurian recipe is ready!

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While not as famous as others on this list, this cauliflower recipe is a great option for people watching their weight. To make cauliflower rice, you can either grate the cauliflower against the bigger end, or you can simply use tools like a chopper. Once you attain the texture desired, you can cook the cauliflower rice in the sauces and spices you like. Not only is it a great substitute for regular rice, but this cauliflower recipe is also super easy to make.

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You cannot have a list of recipes using cauliflower without the good old dry mix veg. A north Indian staple in winter, this cauliflower recipe is wholesome and comes together quickly. Add small cauliflower florets, peas, chopped red ruby carrots, and grated ginger for a perfect wintery cauliflower recipe. Pair it with piping hot ghee chapatis and tadka dal for a winter feast like no other.

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Another winter cauliflower recipe from the north, as cauliflowers are generally seasonal produce is Amritsari gobhi matar. This is one of those recipes using cauliflower that takes the humble ingredients and produces an elevated dish that is as fit for a home-cooked meal as it is for a party. In this cauliflower recipe, the florets and fresh peas are cooked in a cream-based sauce, to perfection, making it a must-try.

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If you are not looking for main course dishes but still want the goodness of this wintery vegetable, this cauliflower recipe is just for you. Cheesy, comforting, and peppery, this cauliflower recipe is all you need for cold winter evenings. Roast your produce well for this cauliflower recipe, and add creme before blending. As for flavours, nutmeg and just a dash of lime juice will immediately elevate this simple cauliflower recipe.

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A fun and healthy cauliflower recipe, these tacos are sure to win over all your house party guests. Simply stirfry small cauliflower florets with Mexican spice mix, add pickled onions, and tomatoes, and drizzle some cilantro sauce for a refreshing cauliflower recipe like no other. 
Alternatively, you can give this cauliflower recipe an Indian twist by switching the Mexican flavours for desi, spicy, tandoori ones.

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Easy, quick, and absolutely delicious, this is one of the recipes using cauliflower that comes together in minimal time and effort. Simply add marinated cauliflower florets in a skillet, drizzle some olive oil, add chopped garlic for that kick, and sprinkle a wholesome amount of cheese on top. Bake it for some minutes, till the cauliflower is cooked, and serve hot.

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This is one of the recipes using cauliflower, that offers a great healthy variation without compromising on taste. Instead of the deep-fried chicken wings, take small florets, and dip them in the batter exactly like you would for wings. Thereafter, air fry these florets and serve them with buffalo sauce for a healthy and yet scrumptious cauliflower recipe.

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While Indian cuisines all have some or the other variant of a pickled cauliflower recipe, but have you tried this Italian version? Add chopped cauliflower, carrots, shallots, green beans and pepper to a large glass jar, and add a piping hot sour brine to it. You can customize the brine according to your taste buds but generally it has vinegar, water, a bit of olive oil, peppercorns, and just a wee bit of sugar. Let this sit for a week before you serve it. 
 


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