Cauliflower Briyani


Today is a rainy day, i had to prepare lunch only for myself and kids. Usually  i will  make some single dish which will give all nutrients. And coincidentally i had only Cauliflower in my fridge. Surfing my mind i remembered  a recipe of Mallika Badrinath and quickly scanned it . It seems to be simple, so making my son finish his home work i entered into this new recipe. I used what i had in hand , but i am posting the exact recipe. Omitting a few will not make much difference.


Basmati Rice -1 cup

Cauliflower -1

Onion -1

Green chilli-3 to 6

Fresh thick curd -1/4 cup

Powders required

Turmeric Powder -1 tsp

Amti masala – 1 tsp

Cumin – Coriander powder –  ½ tsp


To temper

Mustard seeds -1 tsp

Cashew -5

Curry leaves – few

Grated Coconut – 2 tbls

Lemon -1

Hing – 1 tsp

For the Amti masala

Coriander seeds– 1 cup

Red Chilli – ½ cup

White sesame seeds – 2tbls

Cumin seeds – 1 ½ tbl

Black pepper -1 ½ tbl

Cinnamon -1 0 sticks

Cloves -2 tsp

Bayleaf – 6 or 7

Dagad phool – 3 tsp

Shah Jeera -2 tsp

Hing – 1 tsp

Whole turmeric -1 /4 cup

Rock salt – 1 tbls


Dry roast sesame seeds . Then fry coriander seeds, cumin. Add oil fry red chilli. Then add hing and all spices one by one using little oil. Dry roast rocksalt for a minute . When everything cools  powder and store in an air tight container.

For the Cauliflower Briyani :

  1. Soak Rice for 15 minutes and cut all required ones.
  2.  Add oil in a heavy bottom vessel.
  3. Add mustard seeds, green chilli, cashew.
  4. Add cut onions, cauliflower and fry well.
  5.  Add rice and sauté for few minutes.
  6. Add two cups of boiling water with salt.
  7. Add turmeric powder , beaten curd, Coriander cumin powder and masala powder .
  8. Cover an d cook for 20 minutes .
  9.  Before removing from fire add ghee and  grated coconut,cut coriander leaves. Serve along with cut lemon pieces.




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