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Cauliflower With Nigella (Kalonji)

Cauliflower With Nigella (Kalonji)


  • 1 large cauliflower, florets broken in to medium sized pieces
  • 2 medium size potatoes, peeled &; cut into 1″ cubes
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil (use any other cooking oil, if this is not available, but the mustard oil with the kalonji adds the very distinctive flavor here)
  • 1 full teaspoon kalonji/nigella seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (optional)
  • 4-5 green hot peppers, slit into four
  • 1/2 – 3/4 sugar ( not to make it sweet, but just for the balance of taste)
  • salt