Apr 24, 2008

Cauliflower Rice

I have never tried this before. Thought of trying this yesterday for dinner. It came out really well. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Basmati Rice - 1 cup (wash it and soak it for 10 mts. before cooking)
  2. Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
  3. Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  4. Unsalted butter - 1 tbsp
  5. Oil - 1 tbsp
  6. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  8. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  9. Cashew nuts - 5
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Masala Powder:-
  1. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  2. Channa dhall - 1/2 tbsp
  3. Urad dhall - 1/4 tbsp
  4. Red chillies - 2
  5. Coconut - 2 tbsp
  6. Cardamom - 1
  7. Cloves - 1

First take a small pan, pre heat a drop of oil, fry all the ingredients given for masala powder, to golden brwon and grind it into a fine powder. Keep it aside. Now cook the cauliflower florets in the microwave for 5 mts. with a pinch of turmeric powder. When it is half-cooked keep it aside. Now take a wide pan, pre heat the remaining oil and butter, add mustard seeds when it splutters add cumin seeds and chopped onion to it and fry it till golden brown. Add the half cooked cauliflower to it and saute' for a minute. Now take a pressure cooker, put the rice (drain it after soaking it for 10 mts), add the fried ingredients, turmeric powder, salt and 2 1/2 tbsp (or acc to taste) of masala powder and pressure cook it upto 2 whistles. Make sure to turn off the stove after 2 whistles. Do not over cook the rice. When its ready to open, garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with raita and chips.
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