Cauliflower biryani

CAULIFLOWER BIRYANI

INGREDIENTS

  • Cauliflower – 1 [ small size ]
  • Basmati rice – 200 gms
  • Oil + ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Few cashew
  • Whole garam masala – few [ jeera / clove /cardamom /bayleaves /cinnamom]
  • Onion thinly sliced – 1
  • Ginger + garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato thinly sliced – 1 big
  • Finely chopped coriander + mint leaves – ½ cup
  • Chilli pwdr – 1 ½ tsp or as required
  • Turmeric pwdr – ½ tsp
  • Coriander pwdr – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwdr – ¾ ts
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – ½ tsp [ optional ]

PREPARATION

  1. Clean , wash, rinse and soak the rice for 30 mins and cook it .The grains have to be separated and not mushy .You can use leftover rice .
  2. Clean the cauliflower and chop it into small florets .Soak it in water + turmeric + salt.

METHOD

Heat oil + ghee in a pan ,add the garam masala and fry.[don’t burn]

Add onion and fry till light brown.

Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell leaves.

Add tomato + salt and fry till soft.

Add coriander + mint leaves and cook till the leaves shrink.

Add chilli pwdr + coriander pwdr + turmeric + garam masala pwdr + sugar and fry .

Add the cauliflower and mix well.

Drizzle little water, cover and cook till soft .[cauliflower should retain its shape – don’t overcook it till mushy ]

Once done ,mix in the rice .

Mix well till it is coated with the masalas well.

Cauliflower biryani is ready to serve .

Serve with any salads / raita / papad /achar etc..

NOTES

  1. I have used leftover rice.
  2. I had some boiled green peas so added.
  3. You can give a variation by using pav bhaji masala /sambar masala / goda masala instead of garam masala pwdr .
  4. It tastes better when cooled as the rice absorbs the flavor. So make it in advance.
  5. I chopped the cauliflower very small as my kids don’t like it .
  6. Also you can grate the cauliflower.

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