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Cauliflower masala rice recipe

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This cauliflower rice is a very healthy and easy lunch box recipe. I used to make this very often for kids. The onion and tomato-based masala, roasted cauliflower, along with cooked rice, makes the rice very flavourful.

As most kids love cauliflower this one will definitely be a super hit among them. If we make this as a one-pot meal the cauliflower will be mushy. So we cook the cauliflower and rice separately.

You can pack this for lunch box for kids and adults. Also if you are planning to host a party or have guests at home, you can include this tasty rice. This rice tastes similar to biryani. You can temper whole spices like bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamom before adding the ground onion masala. To give this a nice cauliflower biyani taste, you can add chopped mint leaves in the oil while cooking the onion masala.

Check out, other interesting cauliflower recipes, Cauliflower masala dosai, cauliflower masala ,Chettinade cauliflower soup, Cauliflower poriyal and cauliflower pepper fry, caulifower vada recipe

Also, check out other interesting lunch box recipes, Sweet corn rice, cabbage rice, Paneer masala rice.

Cauliflower masala rice
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Cauliflower rice recipe

Easy cauliflower rice, perfect for lunch box
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cauliflower recipes, easy lunch recipes, lunch box recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Author Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice uncooked
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • Salt as needed

To grind

  • 2 onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Wash and cook the basmati rice with 1 and ¼ cup of water.
  • You can add little salt and 1 tsp of oil while cooking.
  • Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • This came around 4 cups of cooked rice.
  • Once it is done, spread the cooked rice in a wide plate.
  • Put the cauliflower florets in hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the water and keep this aside.
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Roughly chop 2 onions and add this to the pan.
  • Add 5 cloves of garlic
  • Saute till it turns slightly golden brown.
  • Switch off the flame and add 1 chopped tomato.
  • Mix well.
  • Cool this and grind with 1 tsp of garam masala and little salt.
  • You can add 2 cardamom and 1 clove instead of garam masala.
  • Cool and grind into a smooth paste.
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the cauliflower florets.
  • Add 1 tsp red chili powder and salt.
  • Mix well and cook in medium flame for 10-12 mins.
  • Let this get nicely roasted.
  • Add ½ tbsp of oil in a pan.
  • Add the ground onion tomato masala to this.
  • Saute well till the moisture evaporates completely.
  • This will take 5-7 minutes.
  • Now add the roasted cauliflower florets to this.
  • Mix it well.
  • Now add in the cooked rice to this.
  • Gently combine this well without breaking the rice.
  • Let this cook for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Cauliflower rice is ready.
  • You can pack this for lunch box or serve at home along with raita.

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Notes

1. You can add few cashew nuts along with onions. This will give a nice rich taste.
2. Cauliflower rice can be packed in lunch box or served for guests too.

 

  • Wash and cook the basmati rice with 1 and ¼ cup of water.
  • You can add little salt and 1 tsp of oil while cooking.
  • Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • This came around 4 cups of cooked rice.
  • Once it is done, spread the cooked rice in a wide plate.
  • Put the cauliflower florets in hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the water and keep this aside.
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Roughly chop 2 onions and add this to the pan.
  • Add 5 cloves of garlic
  • Saute till it turns slightly golden brown.
  • Switch off the flame and add 1 chopped tomato.
  • Mix well.
  • Cool this and grind with 1 tsp of garam masala and little salt.
  • You can add 2 cardamom and 1 clove instead of garam masala.
  • Cool and grind into a smooth paste.
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the cauliflower florets.
  • Add 1 tsp red chili powder and salt.
  • Mix well and cook in medium flame for 10-12 mins.
  • Let this get nicely roasted.
  • Add ½ tbsp of oil in a pan.
  • Add the ground onion tomato masala to this.
  • Saute well till the moisture evaporates completely.
  • This will take 5-7 minutes.
  • Now add the roasted cauliflower florets to this.
  • Mix it well.
  • Now add in the cooked rice to this.
  • Gently combine this well without breaking the rice.
  • Let this cook for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Cauliflower rice is ready.
  • You can pack this for lunch box or serve at home along with raita.
Cauliflower masala rice
  1. You can add few cashew nuts along with onions. This will give a nice rich taste.
  2. Cauliflower rice can be packed in lunch box or served for guests too.

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  1. நன்னா இருக்கு அக்கா, அந்த கடைசில இருக்கும் ஒரு ஸ்பூன் சாதம் கைல ஆக்காம வாய்லையே வாங்கின்டாச்சு, உப்பு கொஞம் கம்மியா இருக்கு, மத்தபடி எல்லாம் ஓக்கே!..:)

  2. Yum,I love Cauliflower Pulao.I make a very similar recipe and love it more the next day.When the flavors blend with each other and the cauliflower tastes delectable!

  3. Mam i am big fan of ur blog. i am trying ur dishes one by one….it has coming out well… And for the above recipe shall i prepare the paste in the night and mix the rice in the morning as i am working so….

  4. Dearest Jeyashri,

    Thank you for all your easy,'do-able' and totally yumm recipes.I keep coming back here and try your recipes and i can surely say that if i follow your steps precisely 100/100 times it turns out perfectly!!

    Thank you so much and keep the great work going!

    You truly inspire me to cook every day:)

    best,
    Anu

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