Gobi For Breakfast: 6 Cauliflower Recipes You Must Try

Who does not like to start their mornings with a low-carb but protein-rich diet? Cauliflower is one such vegetable that gives you the option to make your breakfast healthier and tasty. Gobi manchurian, a popular Indo-Chinese snack, is currently making headlines for being banned in a Goan town, where authorities cited hygiene issues and questioned ingredients being added to the dish.

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However, it is a versatile ingredient and a good alternative to meat for vegans and vegetarians because of its texture. Rich in vitamins K and C, gobi is known to benefit pregnant women and promote cell regrowth. Moreover, it aids in weight loss, making it a must-add ingredient to your diet if you are trying to get healthy and fit. Here are breakfast recipes you can make using cauliflower as the star ingredient.

Cauliflower Hash Browns 

Hash browns are often made using potato, but if you have cauliflower, you can easily skip the starchy ingredient. You have to start by grating a cauliflower and pressing it with a paper towel to soak up all the water. Separately whisk an egg along with minced onions, salt to taste, garlic powder, and black pepper powder. Add these to the grated gobi and make small but thin patties. Cook until both sides become golden brown and enjoy it with tomato ketchup. Once you try it, you will become a fan of this easy-to-make recipe.

Scrambled Cauliflower

There is no scale to identify how much eggitarians love scrambled eggs. It is the easiest dish to make for a meal, especially for breakfast when you are running late. But if you want to try something new, scrambled cauliflower is the dish to pick. Boil a cauliflower for at least 7-10 minutes until it becomes tender. Once cool, mash the cauliflower into a bowl and mix it with parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, salt to taste, eggs, and cayenne pepper. Pour this mixture into a hot pan with melted butter and cook for 5 minutes or until the texture of the dish appears golden. Enjoy it hot.

Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl

The cauliflower breakfast bowl is a hearty dish to kick-start your mornings with. It is delicious and packed with nutrients. You start by stir-frying a diced onion and shredded chicken (optional). Add more vegetables to the pan like mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, spinach, tofu or paneer, and spinach. Create a whole in the centre and crack an egg on the skillet. In a separate pan, stir fry grated cauliflower with salt to taste until it is golden brown. Add cauliflower and cooked veggies with eggs in a bowl and enjoy your breakfast.

Cauliflower Upma

You must have tried upma and a few other variations of it. It is a popular breakfast dish in North as well as South India. Its variation with cauliflower is a must-try, especially if you are following a Keto diet. You have to start by grating a cauliflower and coconut (optional). Prepare the tempering, saute onions, tomatoes, peas, and green chillies. Add cauliflower and grated coconut to the mixture once the tomatoes are soft and the peas have cooked. Season it with salt and red chilli powder, and enjoy the dish.

Quinoa Salad With Cauliflower

It might seem bizarre to start your morning with a salad, but if it is a quinoa and cauliflower salad, it is the perfect pick for breakfast. Boil red or white quinoa in water seasoned with salt for at least 15 minutes. Strain it and fluff it using a fork after 5 minutes of turning off the flame. Add to a salad bowl and top it with grated cauliflower, toasted walnuts, freshly chopped coriander leaves, lemon zest, cumin powder, black pepper powder, salt to taste, and olive oil. After trying this quick recipe, it will become your go-to dish for breakfast. 

Cauliflower Paratha

Nothing can beat having paratha for breakfast with curd. Gobi paratha is quite famous in India. You have to prepare a delicious filling of grated cauliflower with salt, pepper, chopped red chillies, minced onions, and cumin powder. Mix everything well and add to the dough while rolling a paratha. Cook both sides until the paratha becomes crispy and serve it hot with ketchup, hung curd, white butter, and green chutney on the side.