Cauliflower Biryani | Gobi Biryani

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Recipe prepared by Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

Cauliflower biryani

Cauliflower (gobi) biryani is variety dish prepared in south India. This is dum cooked but not in a layered manner. We can cook in any pressure cooker or rice cooker according to our convenience. We can add other vegetables also to gobi biryani. In this biryani, we can use any type of rice available.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 4

1 bowl measurement: 250 ml

Cauliflower florets: 2 bowls
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Vegetables: Few
Carrot: 1/2 bowl
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Beans: 1/4 bowl
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Peas: 1/4 bowl
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Onion: 1 big
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Green chillies: 5-6
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Cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon: 4 or 5, 2 or 3, 1, 1-2 (1 inch) respectively
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Coriander leaves: Few
Coriander leaves

Mint leaves: Few
Mint Leaves

White rice: 1.5 bowls
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Ginger & garlic paste: 1 tbsp
ginger garlic paste

Garam masala (step by step recipe): 1 tbsp 
Garam Masala

Turmeric powder: 1/2 tbsp

Salt: As required

Water: 3 bowls

Oil: 2-3 tbsp

Clarified butter (Ghee): 2-3 tbsp


Flame used: Medium

Cleaning Cauliflower:  Add salt to water and boil it. Soak cauliflower florets in salted water for minimum of 15 minutes 
Note: Washing cauliflower florets with food vinegar will reduce bad aroma from it.
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Step 1: Fry (Saute) cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf in 2 tbsp oil for 30 seconds
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Step 2: Add onions and green chillies to it. Saute (fry) for a minute
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Step 3: Add and mix mint leaves and ginger garlic paste to it. Saute (fry) for a minute 
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Step 4: Add and mix vegetables to it and Saute (fry) for a minute
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Step 5: Add and mix 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder and 1 tbsp salt. Cook for a minute
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Step 6: Add and mix 1 tbsp garam masala to it 
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Step 7: Add and mix cleaned rice to it. Let it cook for a minute
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Step 8: Add required water (3 bowls water for 1.5 bowl rice if cooked in pressure cooker or pan)
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Step 9: Close the lid and wait for two whistles and turn off flame
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Healthy and tasty cauliflower biryani is ready to serve :)
gobi biryani

Tastes good with onion raitha :)
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