Cauliflower & Egg Curry
Cauliflower & Egg Curry
5 from 17 votes
Whisk your taste buds on a flavoursome voyage with my personally crafted cauliflower and egg curry. This unique, nutrient-rich dish is an exotic twist to your everyday curry, fusing healthy ingredients with a touch of spice to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Cauliflower Egg Curry

in many households, there’s a dish that’s not just a recipe, but a tradition—a culinary embrace that speaks to comfort, flavor, and heritage.

Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to a recipe that holds a special place in my heart: Cauliflower and Egg Curry.

This dish, originating from the vibrant tapestry of Indian cuisine, marries the earthiness of cauliflower with the richness of eggs, all enrobed in a fragrant curry sauce.

While curry might sound complex, fear not, as this recipe is perfect for beginners eager to explore the world of spices and flavors.

With its roots deeply embedded in Indian kitchens, this dish offers a delightful journey into the aromatic world of curry without overwhelming complexity.

The Cauliflower and Egg Curry strikes a balance between simplicity and depth, making it an ideal choice for both weekday dinners and weekend gatherings.

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Ingredients

Cauliflower Gobi: Cauliflower serves as the star of this dish, offering a tender yet hearty texture that absorbs the flavors of the curry beautifully. Its mild taste complements the bold spices and adds a satisfying bite to each spoonful.

Eggs: Eggs bring a rich and creamy element to the curry, enhancing its protein content and providing a velvety contrast to the cauliflower. They soak up the flavors of the sauce, adding depth and substance to every bite.

Oil: Oil serves as the cooking medium, helping to sauté the onions, garlic, and tomatoes to create the flavorful base of the curry. Choose a neutral oil with a high smoke point, such as vegetable or canola oil, to ensure even cooking.

Onions: Onions form the foundation of the curry, lending their sweet and savory notes to the dish. When cooked down, they release a caramelized aroma that adds complexity and depth to the curry sauce.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes contribute acidity and brightness to the curry, balancing the richness of the other ingredients. Their juicy flesh breaks down during cooking, creating a luscious sauce that coats the cauliflower and eggs.

Garlic: Garlic infuses the curry with its pungent aroma and robust flavor. Finely chopped and sautéed until golden, garlic adds a savory depth that complements the spices and vegetables.

Salt: Salt enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients and helps to season the curry to perfection. Use it judiciously, tasting as you go, to achieve the ideal balance of flavors.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder lends its vibrant golden hue to the curry while imparting a warm, earthy flavor. Known for its antioxidant properties, turmeric adds depth and complexity to the dish.

Chilli Powder: Chilli powder provides a subtle kick of heat, balancing the sweetness of the vegetables with its spicy undertones. Adjust the amount according to your heat preference, keeping in mind that a little goes a long way.

Cumin Seeds: Cumin seeds release a warm, nutty aroma when toasted, infusing the curry with their distinctive flavor. They add depth and complexity to the dish, enhancing its overall taste profile.

Green Chillies: Green chillies contribute a fresh, fiery heat to the curry, elevating its flavor profile with a burst of spice. Finely chopped and added to the sauce, they provide a vibrant contrast to the milder flavors of the cauliflower and eggs.

Coriander: Fresh coriander adds a pop of color and freshness to the finished dish, brightening up the flavors with its citrusy undertones. Finely chopped and used as a garnish, coriander adds a final flourish to the Cauliflower and Egg Curry, enhancing its visual appeal and aroma.

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Serving Suggestions

  • Chapatti or Naan: Enjoy your Cauliflower and Egg Curry with traditional Indian flatbreads such as chapatti or naan. Their soft and pillowy texture makes them perfect for soaking up the flavorful curry sauce. Simply tear off a piece of bread and use it to scoop up the curry for a delightful culinary experience.
  • Steamed Rice: Serve your curry alongside steamed rice for a comforting and satisfying meal. The fluffy grains of rice provide a neutral base that allows the flavors of the curry to shine. Spoon the cauliflower and egg curry over the rice and savor each mouthful.
  • Raita: Balance the richness of the curry with a refreshing side of raita, a yogurt-based condiment infused with cucumbers, tomatoes, and spices. The cool and creamy texture of raita helps to counteract the heat of the curry while adding a burst of freshness to the meal.
  • Pickles: Add a tangy twist to your meal with a side of Indian pickles, such as mango or lime pickle. The bold flavors of the pickles complement the savory notes of the curry, creating a harmonious balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors.
  • Fresh Salad: Brighten up your plate with a crisp and vibrant salad featuring seasonal vegetables such as cucumber, carrots, and lettuce. A simple dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, and salt adds a zesty kick that pairs beautifully with the rich flavors of the curry.
  • Chutney: Elevate your meal with a variety of chutneys, such as mint, tamarind, or coconut chutney. These flavorful condiments add depth and complexity to the dish, enhancing its overall taste profile with their aromatic ingredients.
  • Papadums: Crisp and crunchy papadums make a delicious accompaniment to your Cauliflower and Egg Curry. These thin and crispy lentil wafers add a satisfying texture to the meal, perfect for dipping into the curry sauce or enjoying on their own as a snack.
  • Lemon Wedges: Serve lemon wedges on the side to add a burst of citrusy freshness to your curry. Squeezing a bit of lemon juice over the dish just before serving enhances the flavors and brightens up the entire meal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cauliflower and Egg Curry spicy?

Cauliflower and Egg Curry can be adjusted to suit your spice preferences. While it typically has a bit of heat from the chilli powder and green chillies, you can control the spiciness by adjusting the amount of these ingredients or by removing the seeds from the green chillies.

Can I use frozen cauliflower for this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen cauliflower if fresh cauliflower is not available. Simply thaw the cauliflower florets before adding them to the curry, and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Can I make Cauliflower and Egg Curry ahead of time?

Yes, Cauliflower and Egg Curry is a great make-ahead dish. You can prepare it in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Can I substitute the eggs with tofu or paneer?

Yes, you can substitute eggs with tofu or paneer for a vegetarian version of the curry. Simply cube the tofu or paneer and add it to the curry in place of the eggs. Adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure that the tofu or paneer is heated through.

Can I freeze Cauliflower and Egg Curry?

Yes, you can freeze Cauliflower and Egg Curry for future meals. Allow the curry to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

What can I serve with Cauliflower and Egg Curry?

Cauliflower and Egg Curry pairs well with rice, flatbreads such as chapatti or naan, raita, pickles, salad, chutney, papadums, and lemon wedges. Feel free to mix and match to create a delicious and satisfying meal.

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Cauliflower Egg Curry

Cauliflower & Egg Curry

by Nabeela Kauser
Whisk your taste buds on a flavoursome voyage with my personally crafted cauliflower and egg curry. This unique, nutrient-rich dish is an exotic twist to your everyday curry.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g Cauliflower Gobi
  • 3 Eggs
  • 50 ml Oil
  • 1 Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 1 handful Coriander

Instructions

  • In a large pot heat up the oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the finely chopped garlic cloves, and then cook for a further 1-2 minutes – be sure not to burn anything
  • Add the diced tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the spices and the finely chopped green chillies then cook for 4-5 minutes
  • As the spices are cooking wash the cauliflower and cut into florets then add into the pan and give it a stir before covering and cooking for 20 minutes
  • Add the eggs and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Garnish with the finely chopped coriander
  • Serve with chapatti and enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 710mgPotassium: 576mgFibre: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 913IUVitamin C: 61mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 65mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cauliflower, Curry, Egg, Food, Gobi, Recipe, Vegetarian
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Nabeela Kauser

Thanks for spotting that. I have amended the recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you 🙂

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