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Cauliflower Roast

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Cauliflower is my all-time favorite vegetable right from my childhood. I have already shared few recipes and now here is my cauliflower roast.

Do check out my other caulifower recipes by clicking on them: cauliflower fry, cauliflower rice, cauliflower biryani, gobi paratha, potato and cauliflower gravy, cauliflower egg stir-fry.

Do check out my other stir-fry/poriyal recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/vegetarian/.

Cauliflower roast is very simple, delicious and consumes less time for preparation. Specially this can be served as an offering or a perfect recipe during vrat/viratham/fasting time because I have prepared this without onion and garlic. Let us move on to the recipe…

Cauliflower Roast

Cauliflower Roast

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower – 1 no
  • Red chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split blackgram – 1.4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Roughly chop the cauliflower into florets, boil 3 cups of water in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Add in the cauliflower florets to the boiling water along with a tsp of salt and cook for 5 mins.
  • Drain the water and keep the cauliflower florets aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add in mustard, split balckgram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the cauliflower florets, along with the turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala and required amount of salt.
  • Cook them, until the raw smell goes off and the cauliflower turns brown in color (no water should be added).

Serve hot with steamed rice and sambar or steamed rice and dal.

Note: Never use cauliflower while cooking all over the recipe. Keep on stirring once you add all the spice powders, else the cauliflower would be burnt.

Cauliflower Dum Biryani

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One another interesting and delicious vegetarian briyani to my Biryani collections – Cauliflower Dum Briyani, which was inspired by a blogger friend – Lina.

I never expected this Cauliflower Dum Briyani would turn this much exotic and it was a hit in kitchen. My daughter thought as though it was chicken briyani and only when she found the cauliflower, she was shocked and told me never imagined it was cauliflower briyani. She packed it for lunch and told that all her friends loved it and want it to be packed more for other day.

Health benefits of Cauliflower: Cauliflower is a good source of fiber that aids in digestion and also prevents from abdominal disorders like stomach ulcers and colon cancer. It contains Vitamin-C which protects the joints and bones. Inclusion of cauliflower during pregnancy is essential due to the neural development of the baby.

I am taking this to Fiesta Friday #81 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner

Let us move on to the recipe…

Cauliflower Dum Briyani

Cauliflower Dum Briyani

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower – 1 no
  • Basmathi rice – 2 cups
  • Onions – 1 ½ no
  • Yogurt/Curd – ¾ cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Mint leaves – a handful
  • Chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 2 nos (1 inch stick)
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Bay leaf – 1 nos
  • Shahi Jeera/Caraway Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cardamom – 3 nos
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 cup

Preparation:

  • Separate the cauliflower into medium sized florets.
  • Blanch the cauliflower (soak them in boiling water with little salt for 10 mins), drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Take the cauliflower florets in a large bowl, add in ginger-garlic paste, 2 tbsp of yogurt/curd and little salt, mix them gently and marinate for 30 mins.
  • Wash and clean the rice, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Boil water in a kadhai, add in 2 nos of cloves, a cinnamon stick, and 2 nos of cardamom, shahi jeera/caraway seeds and rice along with the required quantity of salt for rice.
  • Cover and cook, until the rice is 80% cooked, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Clean the coriander and mint leaves and grind them to fine paste by sprinkling little water.
  • Meanwhile, heat a cup of oil in a kadai and deep fry the cauliflower florets, drain the oil and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil and clarified butter in a kadai, add in the leftover cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf, cook for 3 mins.
  • Add in the chopped onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Pour in the ground coriander mint paste and cook until they dark green in color.
  • Add in the turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder along with little salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of yogurt/curd and cook for few mins.
  • Add in the deep fried cauliflower and pour in ½ cup of water, continue cooking for few mins.
  • Once the cauliflower gets blended well with the masala, remove from fire and spread the rice on the top of the gravy and prepare for dum.
  • Keep a griddle on the stove at medium flame and then keep the kadai over the griddle, cover it with the lid and place a weight over the plate. Keep in high flame for 5 to 10 mins (depends on the gravy with rice, be careful the rice or gravy should not be burned).
  • Remove the lid and give a stir.

Serve hot with Raita and any veg gravy. I have accompanied it with raita.

Recipe Challenge – Cauliflower Dum Briyani

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Cauliflower Dum Briyani

Cauliflower Dum Briyani

As already I have shared about “Recipe Challenge”, I was challenged by Lina of Lins Recipes with her Cauliflower Dum Briyani. Today I have tried out her Briyani and it was aromatic, delicious and everyone in our home loved it. Also my daughter want this again for her lunch box. For recipe, refer lina’s recipe, I have given a little twist and that will be specified in my forthcoming post. Thank you Lina for your awesome recipe. Here are the step by step pictures of Cauliflower Dum Briyani (my version).