Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cauliflower Spicy Rice

Cauliflower spicy rice is one of the lunch box menu...who were bored of usual lunch box menu can try this..if am bored to cook, will do this dish very often coz its very easy to prepare n very tasty too...quick, easy, tasty as well as healthy rice dish..

10 nos Cauliflower florets
1 cup Cooked basmati rice r left over rice
1 no Onion chopped
2 nos Green chilli slightly opened
1/2 tsp Cumin seed powder
1/2 tsp Pepper powder( can decrease r increase)
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
5 nos Curry leaves
2 tsp Oil
Salt as per taste

Heat oil in a pan..add mustard seed n cumin seed n let them splutters, now add the finely chopped onions n stir they until they turns transculent, meanwhile heat 1 cup of water in a pan , once the water is hot add the cauliflower florets with a pinch of turmeric powder n cook them until they turns slightly tender , drain them in a colander n keep side.

Add the slightly opened green chillies to the onions, n cook them for a while with cumin seed powder, pepper powder n garam masala powder n salt as per need, add the already cooked cauliflower florets to the onion n green chillies n stir them continously...

Cook the spiced cauliflower florets for 10 minutes in simmer with the lid closed...meanwhile if have ur left over rice in fridge, bring them to room temperature, if u would have cooked ur rice before making this dish, keep aside n let them cool..if the rice is hot they will stick together n the spices cant be well mixed with the rice..check the florets for salt n spices, if everything is correct add the cooked rice to the cauliflower n the spices ..add the chopped curry leaves n put the flame in simmer n turn them well until the spices n cauliflower florets get well mixed..

Papads, potato chips goes well with this dish...if u need more spicy add pepper powder as ur need..


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