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Phool Kobi ane Bateta Nu Shaak is simply stir fried cauliflower and potato side dish, Gujarati style. So easy to make, it is ready within 10 minutes. This shaak or sabji is usually served with roti and a dal. We love to have it with either Tuvar Dal or sabut moong.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course sabji, shaak
Cuisine Gujarati
Servings 2


  • 1½ - 2 cups cauliflower (approx 250g) finely chopped
  • 1 large potato peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp chilli paste or 1 chilli finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp sugar optional
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp coriander and cumin powder dhana jiru
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida or hing


  • Put the oil in a frying pan or wok (kadhai). Heat it over medium flame.
  • When it is hot, add the mustard, cumin and sesame seeds. When they begin to pop, add the hing, turmeric powder, ginger and chilli paste. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the cauliflower and potatoes. Mix well. Add the salt, mix and cover the pan.
  • Cook on low flame till the vegetables are just done and not over cooked. It usually takes about 5 to 7 minutes to cook.
  • Switch off the heat. Add the sugar, coriander cumin powder and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Add the  fresh coriander just before serving.


  • Coriander and cumin powder or dhana jiru as its called is a combination of roasted coriander seeds and cumin seeds.3 parts of coriander to 1 part of cumin.
  • Grind together in a coffee grinder and store in an airtight jar.
  • Can add finely chopped cashew nuts to this sabji.
  • Use the leftover sabji as a filling for a toasted sandwich or make stuffed parathas.
  • Adjust the seasonings according to your taste.
  • Try and make this shaak just 5 or 10 minutes  before you need to serve. If you must make it ahead, then remove the cover of the pan till it cools down. If you leave it covered, the vegetable will become mushy.
Keyword cauliflower side dish, phool kobi ane bateta nu shaak, stir fried cauliflower and potato