Hot & Sweet Cauliflower
30 Min

Hot & Sweet Cauliflower

‘Hot and Sweet’ ketchup is one of my favorite condiments and one that always lives in my fridge. I eat it sometimes with plain scrambled eggs in the morning or with grilled cheese. It also makes a great quick sauce for a curry! However, In all my years of cooking at Pondicheri, never have I seen my kitchen crew more excited when I made this dish. I was a little surprised and amused at their “where did you get this sauce” look…
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Cook Time

30 Minutes



Step 1
Cut the cauliflower into large florets, finely chopping any leaves if present.
Step 2
In a shallow frying pan, combine the olive oil, cumin seeds, and minced onions. Heat them up and after a minute or two, then add the cauliflower.
Step 3
Cook covered on medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes checking and turning frequently so the onions nor the cauliflower burn.
Step 4
When the cauliflower is completely cooked, add the ketchup and continue simmering for another 4 to 5 minutes.
Step 5
Turn the heat to extremely low and add the yogurt (or coconut milk), stirring it in slowly. Keep the heat low and cook the curry for another 3 to 4 minutes, then turn the heat off.
Step 6
Rest the curry for 5 to 10 minutes, then serve with fresh herbs.
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 medium cauliflower
1 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup Maggi ‘Hot and Sweet” Ketchup (tomato chili sauce)
1/2 cup plain yogurt or coconut milk, whisked
Herbs for garnish (optional)

Notes & Variations

  • If cauliflower or onions appear to burn slightly, quickly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and turn the heat off. Let the mixture rest for 2 to 3 minutes, then continue cooking.
  • The recipe will work for other vegetables like potatoes, squash, or broccoli.
  • Hot and Sweet ketchup is available in Maggi (preferable) or Swad brands and available at most Indian grocery stores.
30 Min

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