Monday, October 1, 2012


The event "Best out of Waste" organised by Nithu Bala (Nithu's Kichen) has taken me back to my childhood days, when my grandma would make sabjis out of anything and everything. It is really amazing that just with the garlic-ginger flavour (no spices added) this can taste so good. It has high fibre content and is full of nutrition. Give the kids something nice like fried rice to go with it to make them eat this sabzi.

Stalks of one cauliflower.
Garlic ...... 1 pod
Ginger ...... julienned (1 tbsp)
Green chillies .... 3-4 Slit into two
Coriander leaves ... to garnish.
Turmeric powder ...1/2 tsp
Salt Oil


1. Wash the leaves well. Cut the leafy part and set it aside.

2. Cut out one inch pieces from the stalk and peel the outer layer.

3. Heat water in a pan and add salt and turmeric. Boil the stalks for 2 minutes and add the leaves. Switch off the gas.(The stalks have to be crunchy. Do not over cook them)
4. Heat about 2 tbsps. of oil in a pan and add the ginger garlic. Stir fry until pink in colour.

5. Drain the stalks and add them. Add the green chillies and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.(No masalas are required for this stir fry) Garnish with coriander leaves.

This makes an excellent side dish with anything.

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  1. looks yummy..nice way to use the stalks..

  2. Gud idea dear!too gud pictures dear,love the step wise presentation.

  3. That must be really tasty! I would easily serve it as a side dish ;-) Love cauliflower too!

  4. I always throw away the cauliflower stalks so now I know what to do with them. So good to waste less.

    1. Yes Nayna, I also try to make use of everything to avoid wastage.

  5. Unfortunately we always throw away this. I always think to use it and now I have a wonderful recipe. Thank you

  6. I just threw away the stalks today! And they were so fresh. Stir fried cauliflower stalks look so crunchy and tempting. From now onwards will not throw them away.

  7. Cauliflower stalks looks absolutely delicious. I usually use it in a veggie, but didn’t try alone. Beautiful idea & I will try this soon.


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