Thursday, 19 February 2015

Cauliflower Biriyani

This week I had chosen cauliflower as the vegetable to show 3 different recipes in BM #49. Ok so I posted a snack, a side dish - what next??? Of course a rice item. So here I am presenting cauliflower biriyani :)


Cauliflower florets - 1/2 cup
Raw rice / Basmati rice - 3/4 cup
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 2 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Curd - 2 tbsp
Onions - 2 
Tomato -
Garlic - 5 Pods
Cardamom - 1 
Cloves - 2 
Salt - to taste


  • Immerse the cauliflower florets in hot water for 5 minutes and take it out.
  • Marinate the cauliflower in a mixture of curd, half the quantity of the mentioned powders (chilly powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder) and salt.
  • Wash the rise and soak it  in 1 and half cup of water for half an hour.
  • Pressure cook the rice by adding little salt and a drop of oil.
  • When it is done allow it to cool in a broad vessel.

  • Cut the onions into big pieces and sauté them till it turns pink.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it to a smooth paste along with cardamom,garlic,tomato and cloves.
  • In a Kadai add oil and sauté the marinated cauliflower until the curd is swallowed and the cauliflowers turn light brown.
  • When the cauliflowers are done keep it separately.
  • In the Kadai add the ground masala and fry till the raw smell goes off.
  • Keep it in a low flame while frying and add the remaining powders and salt.
  • Now add the cooked cauliflower florets to this. Mix well.
  • Mix the cauliflower mixture well with rice.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with any rather of your choice.