cauliflower peas biryani recipe, cauliflower biryani recipe

Cauliflower peas biryani recipe, Cauliflower biryani recipe

Cauliflower peas biryani is a mildly spicy, flavorful and easy to make biryani that you can whip up in no time as it involves just those basic biryani ingredients and less chopping. Cauliflower biryani as the name goes is very different in taste from other regular biryani made at home due to the different veggie combo. But accompanied with any raita this biryani shall make your meal a special one. For the below recipe only cauliflower can be used and it can be made with regular rice as well. Making it with basmati rice enhances the flavor and taste. So lets get to the making!
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Cauliflower peas biryani recipe, Cauliflower biryani recipe
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Basmati rice – 1 ½ cup
  2. 2. Onion – 1
  3. 3. Green chilli – 2
  4. 4. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  5. 5. Mint – ½ cup
  6. 6. Cauliflower florets – 10 nos
  7. 7. Green peas – ¼ cup
  8. 8. Tomato - 1 (small)
  9. 9. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  10. 10. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  11. 11. Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
  12. 12. Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  13. 13. Salt – to taste
  14. 14. Curd – 1 tbsp
  15. 15. Oil – 1 tbsp
Whole spices
  1. 1. Bay leaf - 1
  2. 2. Star anise - 1
  3. 3. Clove - 2
  4. 4. Cinnamon stick - ½
  5. 5. Cardamom - 1
  6. 6. Fennel seeds - ¼ tsp
  7. 7. Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Slice onions thin, mint finely, chop tomato and make slit in green chilli. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaf, clove, cinnamon stick and cardamom.
  4. When aromatic add sliced onion and. Saute well and add ginger garlic paste. Saute well until the raw smell goes. Now add chopped mint and saute well till it shrinks in quantity.
  5. Now add cauliflower and green peas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook the veggies for a minute so that they get coated well in masala.
  6. When the veggies look coated in masala add soaked rice and water. Mix everything well and check for salt.
  7. Now transfer the mixture to electric rice cooker and cook till done. ( If using pressure cooker cook for 3 whistles).
  8. When the rice looks done allow it to rest for 5 minutes then take it from the sides using spatula and fluff it gently. Serve it hot with raita!
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ghee rice

  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes.
    blanch cauliflower
  2. Take a small sized cauliflower and cut individual floret and keep it aside. Heat water in a pot/ vessel with little salt. To the boiling water add the cauliflower florets and blanch them. (Blanching should take only for few seconds, too much time will cook the cauliflower fully and it will break when added to the rice) Drain the water using a strainer and keep the blanched cauliflower aside.
    chop vegetables and saute onion
  3. Slice onions thin, mint finely, chop tomato and make slit in green chilli. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaf, clove, cinnamon stick and cardamom. When aromatic add sliced onion and Saute well.
    add ginger garlic paste
  4. When onion look sauteed add ginger garlic paste. Saute well until the raw smell goes.
    saute mint
  5. Now add chopped mint and saute well till it shrinks in quantity. Now add chopped tomato and saute well.
    add cauliflower and peas and saute well
  6. Now add cauliflower and green peas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well in a way veggies get coated well in masala.
    add basmati rice
  7. When the veggies look coated in masala add curd and mix well. Finally add soaked rice and water. Mix everything well and check for salt. (I used 2 cup water)
    cook biryani
  8. Now transfer the mixture to electric rice cooker and cook till done. (If using pressure cooker cook for 3 whistles). When the rice looks done allow it to rest for 5 minutes then take it from the sides using spatula and fluff it gently. Serve it hot with raita!
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