Cauliflower with Fennel & Mustard Seeds

Baghari phool gobi

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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You need about two medium-sized cauliflowers for this dish, or a single large one. When the florets have all been cut, you should end up with about 900g (2lb) of the vegetable.

You could serve this dish with Chicken in a sweet red pepper sauce and rice.


  • 1 large or 2 medium-sized cauliflowers
  • 7 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2


  1. Cut the cauliflower into delicate florets that are no longer than 5cm/2 inches, no wider at the head than 2.5cm/1 inch and about 1cm/½ inch thick. Put them into a bowl of water for at least 30 minutes. Drain them just before you get ready to cook.
  2. Heat the oil in a 25–30cm/10–12 inch frying pan over a medium flame. When hot, put in the fennel and mustard seeds.