Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cauliflower Biriyani

INGREDIENTS:

Basmathi rice-1cup
Onions-2big
Cauliflower-1medium sized
Green chillies-4no.
Fresh thick curd-1/4cup
Oil-3tbsp
Grated fresh coconut-2tbsp
Coriander-Cumin Powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
ghee-2tsp
Cashewnuts-2tbsp
Curry leaves- afew
Coriander leaves-1 small bunch
Lemon-1no.
Curry powder-1tsp
Mustard seeda-1/2tsp
Turmeric Powder-1/4tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch


PREPARATION:

Wash and soak rice for 15mints.Cut onions into 1 inch long pieces.wash and cut cauliflower into small flowerettes,and soak them in hot water for 5mints along with salt.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add mustard.When it crackles,add cut green chillies,asafoetida,curry leaves and cashewnuts.Add cut onions and cauliflower.Fry till it becomes soft.

Drain water from rice and fry with the drained flowerettes for few mints.Add 2cups of boiling water with salt and turmeric pwd.When it starts boiling again add beaten curds,coriander-cumin pwd and curry powder.Cover the vessel with tight lid and reduce flame.cook for 15 to 20 mints.(OR) pressure cook for 1 whistle.Before removing from fire,add ghee.Garnish with fresh grated coconut and cut coriander leaves.Serve along with cut lemon pieces.

11 comments:

Arundhuti said...

Interesting recipe.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy lovely biriyani

Cham said...

I never made cauli biriyani looks delicious!

Andhra Flavors said...

just ninne na cauliflowe anta ayyipoyindi next time try chestanu. appam chala baga vachindi. nenu vestanu kani okosari sarigga radu. e sari mi recipe save chesukovali.

Priya said...

Briyani looks delicious n prefect..yummy dish!!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow simply superb looks so tempting

vidhas said...

Hi Pavani,

Happy new year. Caluliflower biriyani sounds great.

rekhas kitchen said...

pavani corn meal is fine corn rava we use that for cakes and pan cakes will post a pic of corn meal check my blog after some time one more name for this corn meal is polenta widely used in italian cusine and also in mexican cusine

Uma said...

nice idea to use cauliflower in biryani! looks so mouth-watering.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

first time i heard this...nice recipe

vivari said...

i have never made cauliflower biryani. sounds good
vivari