Cauliflower Avakai | Cauliflower Pickle

Cauliflower Avakai is very spicy and tangy pickle which is prepared with cauliflower, lemon juice, red chilli pwd and other spices. This pickle can be served with hot steamed rice, dosas, idlis, vadas and curd rice.

Cooking Time 45 - 60 min
Serves 2-3 Persons


1 Medium Size
Mustard seeds
½ Tsp
Fenugreek seeds
½ Tsp
10 Cloves
Red chilli pwd
5-6 Tbsps
Lemons ( juice taken from lemons)
7 - 8 no
To Taste
1 Tbsp
For Seasoning:
Dried Red chillies
5 - 6
Garlic (minced)
5 Cloves
Urad dal
1 Tsp
Mustard seeds
1 Tsp
Curry Leaves
10 - 15
Oil (Sesame Oil or Veg Oil)
1 Tbsp

  • Chop the cauliflower into small pieces. Wash the pieces & dry them on a cloth completely.
  • Heat a pan and dry fry mustard seeds & fenugreek seeds separately until light brown color. Grind them into fine powder. Keep it aside.
  • In a wide vessel , add the chopped cauliflower pieces, powders, red chilli powder, salt & the lemon juice. Mix well with a dry ladle.
  • Now do the seasoning - Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped garlic and fry for a min, then add red chillies and fry for min, then add urad dal, mustard seeds and lastly add curry leaves.
  • Add the seasoning to the cauliflower pieces & mix well.
  • Taste the pickle and see for salt & lemon juice. (U can add if it is needed) (If u need more spicy add more red chilli powder)
Sending this entry to Krithi's Kitchen's and Oh Taste and See's .. 'Serve it - Preserved' event ...
Also sending this entry to Kalyani's 'Pickles & Preserves Fest' event ....


  1. That looks so scrumptious. i have only eaten cualiflower in mixed veg pickle. Will try this out surely.

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  2. yum !!! that pickle looks make me drool.

  3. wonderful recipe..will try this for sure!

  4. sounds new to me,never made pickle with cauliflower..looks tempting.

  5. wow...cauliflower pickle looks so tempting,haven't tried so far...will make it definitely n let u know...drooling!!
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  6. I've tasted it at a friend's place, loved it, wud love to tr this out..

  7. Lip-smacking pickle !! Nice vibrant color !!

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  8. I love this cauliflower pickle and yours looks totally awesome.

  9. Nice and tempting pickle.. looks awesome !!
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  10. wow, never heard of cauliflower pickle, looks so tasty :)

  11. Pickle looks very nice n mouthwatering.

  12. Looks spicy and tangy!!
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  13. Ummm Spicy & I can feel tingly feeling in my mouth...

  14. Hmm i love cauliflower pickle . This looks exactly the same as my mom's pickle.
    Thank u for reminding it.


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