Spicy Cauliflower Pickle

1 Nov

Spicy Cauliflower Pickle.

Cauliflower is broken into florets and mixed with spice powders. Finally the pickle is tempered with whole spices and left to mature for couple of hours. Serve spicy cauliflower pickle with idly, dosa etc…
Makes: around 2 Cups of Spicy Cauliflower Pickle.


Cauliflower 1 Small Head
Red Chili Powder 1/2 Cup
Mustard Seeds Powder 1/2 Cup
Salt 1/3 Cup
Oil 1 Cup


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Chana Dal 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds a Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove hard stem, break cauliflower into small florets and wash them thoroughly.
Pat the florets with kitchen cloth and let them air dry.
Grind mustard seeds into fine powder using a spice blender.

In a mixing bowl, mix together red chili powder, mustard seeds powder and salt.
Add the cauliflower florets to the bowl and pour the oil.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove from heat and add to above bowl.
Mix the cauliflower pickle well and pour into a dry clean jar.
Seal the jar and let it mature for couple of hours before using.
Serve spicy cauliflower pickle with steamed rice or with idly, dosa etc..
Notes: Make sure to adjust salt accordingly.

Suggestions: You can also add the cauliflower florets in salted boiling water for couple of seconds before straining and air drying the florets.
Variations: Here is another variation of cauliflower pickle.
Other Names: Spicy Cauliflower Pickle.

7 Responses to “Spicy Cauliflower Pickle”

  1. Priya November 1, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Mouthwatering pickle, very tempting..

  2. Hari Chandana November 2, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Looks awesome and tasty.. Gr8 job 🙂
    Thanks for the delicious recipe !!

  3. Apu November 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    Look so yummy!!

  4. dia November 22, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    its really very very veryyyyy tastyyyyy………………!!!!!

  5. Raji Ramakrishnan November 25, 2010 at 4:21 am #

    i was going through the cauliflower recipe. here i would like to share one recipe i.e. raw apple pickle.
    we hd some apples at home. when i cut it for eating, it was quite raw. i thought i will make pickle out of it. cut it like raw mango, add chilli powder, salt. temper with mustard seed, hing powder, methi seeds. instantly u can make and serve it. it was wonderful. no one could make out in my office. everyone thought it was raw mango pickle. u can try and post the same.

  6. Raji Ramakrishnan November 25, 2010 at 4:22 am #

    if posted, kindlylet me know.

  7. Kiranmayi February 1, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    can this pickle be preserved? if so, then how long?

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