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best cauliflower fried rice recipe indian style

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Easy, simple and delicious vegetarian fried rice (without soy sauce) made using roasted cauliflower florets and cooked leftover white rice. The preparation time includes the time needed to roast cauliflower florets and cooked rice.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 272kcal



  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds.
  • Add the cooked rice and stir fry for about 2 minutes stirring in between to avoid burning at the bottom of the pan. You may add a little more oil if needed.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and salt, saute for about a minute.
  • Add the roasted cauliflower florets and garam masala to the mix, mix everything well and let it cook in low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Mix everything well and switch off the stove and keep the pan away from heat.
  • In another small pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the cashews till golden brown.
  • Add the fried cashews to the prepared fried rice and mix well.
  • Easy and delicious Indian style cauliflower fried rice is ready to serve!
  • Enjoy the cauliflower fried rice for lunch or dinner as it is or you can serve it with any side dishes you like!


You may add extra sauteed vegetables or caramelized onions to the rice if you like. Also, you may garnish the rice with a few chopped cilantro leaves if you wish!


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg