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September 28, 2015

Gobi Biryani / Cauliflower Rice Recipe

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Cauliflower Biryani Recipe
Gobi biryani / South Indian Cauliflower rice is my recent try in biryani recipes. Cauliflower is one of the favorite vegetables for kids & adults.In my family,my daughter loves my Gobi 65.So I always opt for gobi manchurian or gobi 65 more than other cauliflower recipes.This Friday I came to Salem to my in-laws house.My FIL bought a big sized cauliflower as it is Raksha's favorite vegetable. I made crispy Gobi fry with half of the cauliflower and made this biryani for Sunday Lunch yesterday.It came out really well.I referred my MIL’s hand written cook book for the recipe.I tweaked it slightly to suit our family’s taste.Everyone gave thumbs up after tasting the biryani.This cauliflower rice can be made as lunch box recipe for your kids.I am sure they will love to have it with raita.Ok,Lets see how to make this week’s Sunday Lunch Recipes Series 31-Gobi Biryani aka Cauliflower Rice .

Do check my Biryani Series collection HERE.

Cauliflower Biryani Recipe

Gobi/Cauliflower biryani recipe

Gobi/Cauliflower biryani recipe Cauliflower rice / Gobi biryani recipe - Kids favorite Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch ideas
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 1.75 cups
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Mint+coriander leaves - few
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
To grind
  • Green chillies - 2 nos
  • Cashewnuts - 5 nos
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Cardamom - 1 no
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger -1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes.In the mean time,take the big sized cauliflower florets and wash in turmeric+salt mixed hot water to remove germs.( Tip : Do not use small sized cauliflower florets because it will become mushy while cooking in cooker.So use bigger florets) Slice the onion and tomato.I used steamed rice here.So i used 1:2.5 cups of water after soaking the rice for 30 mins.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to a smooth paste adding enough water. Set aside.
Cauliflower Biryani Recipe
  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil+ghee. Saute a bay leaf,black stone flower.Saute onion slices till transparent.Add the ground masala and tomato pieces.Saute till tomato turns mushy and raw smell of masala goes off completely.
Cauliflower Biryani Recipe
  • Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,garam masala powder and salt.Now add the cauliflower pieces and mix well to coat the masala.
Cauliflower Biryani Recipe
  • Now add the washed & soaked basmati rice,water and pressure cook for 1 whistle in low flame. Open the cooker after the steam is released.Fluff the rice with fork and serve hot with raita!! Enjoy !
  • Cauliflower Biryani Recipe

  • you can replace cauliflower with baby corn ,potato or meal maker/Soya chunks and make this rice.
  • For variations u can skip the grinding part and saute all the spices given under “To grind” in oil+ghee.

Enjoy Cauliflower biryani with raita.I made some Gobi 65 specially for my daughter on demand Happy
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Sundari Nathan said...

Perfect one pot meal!! Yumm!!

chow and chatter said...

this looks tasty must try adding cauliflower