Biryani is what i often make, atleast once in two weeks. Since it is so easy to make, plus it taste divine. I have quite a few biryani recipes in my blog and each one is made different. Biryani taste different each time by the veggies you use and the method you make. This one is made using cauliflower and it taste just delicious.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Cauliflower – 4 cups cut in florets
Oil – 2 tblspn + for deep frying
Ghee – 2 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1 tsp
Shahi Jeera / Black Cumin – 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai – 4 crushed
Cloves / Krambu – 4
Star Anise – 1
Mace – 1
Onion – 2 large sliced thinly
Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup chopped finely
Mint leaves – 1/4 cup chopped finely
Tomato – 2 chopped
Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Curry Masala or Biryani Masala Powder – 3 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 3 cups
Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins.
Heat oil for deep frying, add cleaned cauliflower in hot oil and fry till golden brown. Drain and set aside.
In a pressure cooker or a regular pot with a tight fitting lid. Heat oil and ghee.
Add in all whole spices and fry for a min.
Add in onions and cook till golden brown.
Now add in coriander, mint and tomatoes and mix well. Cook that for few mins.
Add in all spice powders and salt and mix well.
Add in the fried gobi and toss well.
Add in rice and toss well in the masala.
Now add in water and mix well. Bring it to a boil and simmer on a very very low heat for 10 to 15 mins. Now let the pressure go by itself and open the cooker. Now fluff the rice and serve.
|Heat oil for deep frying, drop gobi in|
|fry till golden brown|
|drain and set aside|
|heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker or any heavy bottom pan|
|add in whole spices|
|add in onions|
|cook till it gets light golden|
|add in mint and coriander leaves|
|add turmeric, curry powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder|
|add in fried gobi|
|add soaked drained basmati|
|mix well, bring it to a boil..simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 mins|