Spiced cauliflower with eggs

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a side dish
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

  • About

Cauliflowers are plentiful in markets all over Burma and they are typically cooked in healthy and delicious ways. I ate something like this almost every day while travelling in Burma. Once the ingredients are prepared and ready, this dish can be on the table in minutes.


  • 500 g cauliflower florets
  • walnut-sized piece fresh root ginger
  • 3 large cloves garlic


Slice the cauliflower florets thinly. Peel the ginger and garlic and slice both into the thinnest possible slivers.

Pour the hot water into a measuring jug, stir in the turmeric, then add the lemon juice and fish sauce.

Heat the groundnut oil in a wok over a medium heat, then add the sliced cauliflower and stir around for a minute or two until it begins to soften; it should stil