Monday, January 19, 2015

Cauliflower Rice

Winter is here and so are the veggies of winter. Cauliflower is our favourite among them. I always wanted to make a rice with cauliflower but never had an idea of how to go about it. i surfed on the net and came accross many recipes. This one is a combination of various recipe reads and my ideas. Hope you like it :)
Cauliflower - I medium size
Onion - 2 finely chopped
Tomato - 1 
Cardamom - 1 
Cloves - 3 nos
Saunf - 1/2 tsp 
Garlic - 4 flakes
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Pav Bhaji masala powder  - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 1/2  tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves - For garnish
Salt - as per required

  • Wash and soak rice for half an hour. After half an hour, cook it until half cooked. Strain and keep aside.
  • Cut cauliflower into medium size florets. 
  • Boil water with turmeric and salt. Once it boils well, switch off flame.
  • Add the florets into the water, cover and keep for 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins, strain the florets.
  • Heat  1 tsp oil in a pan add the florets, chilli powder and turmeric powder and fry well till its cooked.
  • Do not over cook the florets, they should remain crunchy.
  • Once they are done transfer into a plate and keep aside.
  • In the same pan heat 1 tsp oil add the cloves, cardamom, saunf, chopped onion and garlic and fry well.

    • When the mixture cools down, grind it to a smooth paste adding very little water.
    • Take 1/2 tsp oil in a pan,add jeera and when it crackles the paste and chopped tomatoes.
    • Fry well for 2- 3 minutes.
    • When the it becomes semi dry add the pav bhaji masala and fry again for few seconds.
    • Add the cauliflower florets and mix well until the gravy evenly coats the florets. 
    • Now the mixture would have become completely dry.
    • At this stage check for salt and add the cooked rice.
    • Mix gently and Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves with a raita of your choice as accompaniment.
    • Do not over mix the rice, else it will break and stick to each other.
    • You can alter the oil and spice measurements as per your taste.
    • I served it with cucumber  and ginger raita.
    • For the cucumber and ginger raita: Peel two cucumbers and grate them and set aside. Lightly whisk curd/yoghurt. Add grated ginger, chaat masala,salt and chopped chillies to this and mix well. Add the grated cucumber,salt to this and mix well.Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

    Happy Cooking!!!


    1. Lovely one Archana going to try it you have such a lovely blog :)

    2. This receipe looks great thank u for it

    3. Thanks a lot Vidhyakka....please do try it and give me your feedback :)

    4. Thanks a lot Vidhyakka....please do try and give your valuable feedback :)