Indian Condiments: Cauliflower Pickle

Pickled cauliflower - an Indian condiment
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  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

If you like spicy Indian condiments, this cauliflower pickle recipe may be one you want to try.

It was originally submitted to by Sheila from Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

She says: This is a very spicy pickle. Please try it.

Pickled Cauliflower: An Indian Condiment

vegetarian recipegluten free recipe


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 3 cups mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon methi (fenugreek seeds) powder
  • 6 dried red chilies
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt, as per taste


Step 1

Cut the cauliflower into small pieces. Wash them and properly drain out the water.

Step 2

Heat oil and add methi (fenugreek seeds) and dried red chilies. After the methi bursts, add the cauliflower pieces, salt, turmeric powder and stir properly. When the cauliflower develops a brownish color, add vinegar. Stir nicely. The vinegar should get totally mixed with the cauliflower.

Step 3

Take it off the flame and once cooled, store in a tight container.

Adjust the spice level to your own taste. Want it less spicy? Just add fewer chilies. Amp them up if you love heat.

This cauliflower pickle recipe stands on it’s own as a snack or side dish with a sandwich, but is especially good with Indian food. It cuts the richness of the Indian dished really well.

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