Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cauliflower Pulao


Cauliflower – 1 (cut into florets)
Basmati rice – 2 cups.
Onion – 1 (chopped)
Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp.
Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder – 3/4 tsp.
Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp.
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp.
Salt to taste.
Sugar – 1/2 tsp.
Raisins – 50 grams.
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
Bay leaves – 2.
Oil – 4 tbsp.
Ghee – 2 tbsp.
Cinnamon – 2 sticks.
Cardamom – 4 (crushed)
Clove – 6.
Water – 2+3/4 cups.
Green chili 4


Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes and drain well. Marinate the rice with 1/2 tsp.of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Wash the cauliflower florets and by adding 1 tbsp.of salt soak the florets for 20 minutes and transfer to a colander. Marinate the florets with 1 tsp.of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Keep aside.
Heat 4 tbsp.of oil in a frying pan, add the florets and fry for 2 minutes. Remove pan from the heat,keep aside. Place the pressure cooker on heat, add ghee. Add whole garam masala (cinnamon,cardamom,clove), bay leaves and cumin seeds. When the cumin looks light brown add chopped onion and fry till light brown. 
Add the rice and fry for 2 minutes. Add ginger,garlic,masala powders (turmeric,chilly,cumin,coriander) and 1 cup of water. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the cooker from heat. Add water,salt,sugar,raisins , cauliflower florets and green chili. Mix gently. Place the cooker on medium heat and cook for 4 to 6 minutes (one whistle).
Remove the cooker from the heat, allow it to cool naturally for 5 to 6 minutes. Release the pressure.
Delicious Cauliflower Pulao is ready, serve hot.

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