Monday, May 2, 2011

Egg wrapped cauliflower

Starting off with apologies is not the nicest things to do…but honestly, I regret not being in touch with my followers for over 2 weeks…importantly, not being able to post new recipes. We were out on vacation for a week (yes…yes…lots of inspired stuff coming your way from the trip) and then attending to family duties. Thanks to FB and the blogworld, it’s a nice feeling when suddenly lots of friends and everyone in the family is waking up to my culinary skills and appreciating my efforts (realized it when we were out on our trip). I am now hounded most of the time for tips and suggestions…must admit, loving every moment of it. Hoping you utilized this time to try all the recipes posted till now and also took some time out to post your comments/inputs and feedback.
To make up for the lost time, here’s a very interesting recipe today, “egg wrapped cauliflower”. Never heard of this dish before? Well, I just gave it a name! (I bet you’ll not see this recipe in any of the recipe books). It’s a unique accompaniment, an unconventional combination of cauliflower and eggs. I learnt this recipe from a friend of mine. I made it once and totally lost touch. I am making it again after a year and now, seems totally different (I’ve forgotten the ingredients that she used). It’s simple, healthy and you’ll see your kids eat cauliflower like never before. Here goes the recipe! 

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4-5

You need: 
1 medium size cauliflower
2tbsp fennel (dry roasted and coarsely powdered) 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2tsp red chilli powder (alter according to your spice tolerance)
¼ tsp chaat masala
¼ tsp garam masala
salt to taste
2 eggs
2tsp milk
½ tsp pepper powder
water as required
oil for frying

Cut the cauliflower into medium size florets. Add some salt to a bowl of hot water and soak the florets few minutes, drain them (yes! killed all the germs!) 

Steam the florets for 6-7 minutes with 1/4 tsp each of turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt (needs to be half cooked) 

Drain them, marinate for a few minutes with salt, chaat masala, garam masala, fennel powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and talcum powder…(hehehe! added the last one to check if you are reading each word) 

In a bowl, beat 2 eggs with salt (not too much ‘cos you’ve already marinated the cauliflower with salt) and pepper 

Heat 2tbsp of oil in a kadhai (a little, just to shallow fry) dip the flowerets in the egg mixture, fry in several batches until they are brown on both sides (keep adding oil as and when required) 

Transfer on to paper towels and then to a serving dish 
Serve as a starter or a side, it’s a winner! 

Yours tastefully!


  1. tried it and loved it.......a welcome break from the usual manchurians


  2. that was fast Suchi! thank you so much!

  3. Hi Binitha

    I am Sumi, Sheeja's friend..i tried the egg wrapped cauliflower and Paneer Chettinad, both came out soo good..thank you for sharing such yummy recipes..keep the good work going! :)

  4. Hi Sumi, thank you for trying my recipes, I'm glad they came out well!...keep following my blog for more recipes and don't forget to post your feedback too:)