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Cauliflower -Tree of Life

Garima Prabhakar
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Cauliflower -Tree of Life RECIPE

This is Chef Vikas Khanna' s signature dish Tree of Life. This is my attempt to recreate the same with little tweak and twist.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Blending
  • Frying
  • Appetizers
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1 piece Cauliflower cross section
  2. For Marination :
  3. 4 tbsp crushed corn flakes
  4. 4 tbsp rice flour
  5. 1/2 tsp sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp Salt
  7. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  8. For Sauce :
  9. 1 chopped onion
  10. 1 chopped tomato
  11. 2 cloves garlic
  12. 2 tbsp Oil
  13. 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  14. 1/2 tsp sugar
  15. 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  16. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  17. salt as per taste
  18. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  19. For Garnish :
  20. Coriander leaves


  1. Create thick marination by adding little water to rice flour , sugar , salt and pepper.
  2. Marinate the cauliflower cross section from both sides in this mixture.
  3. Coat the marinated cauliflower cross section with crushed corn flakes and shallow fry at medium flame till golden brown.
  4. For Sauce :
  5. Boil chopped onion , garlic , tomatoes and few cashews in water for 5-10 mins.
  6. Blend the boiled ingredients to fine puree.
  7. Heat the pan with some oil, transfer the puree to the pan and cook till puree thickens.
  8. Add salt, coriander powder , red chilly powder, sugar , black pepper ,turmeric and saute till mixture leaves the sides of the pan .
  9. Add little water to adjust consistency of sauce , boil for a minute and then switch off the flame.
  10. Assembly :
  11. Take a plate and spoon the gravy in center of the plate forming a circle .Carefully place the fried cauliflower tree in the center.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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Amrisha Vohra
Amrisha Vohra   Sep-19-2017

Simple and delicious dish.

Garima Prabhakar
Garima Prabhakar   Sep-03-2017

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