Cauliflower Puloa

by - January 23, 2011

 Cauliflower puloa is a milder version pulao which is very easy to prepare with basic ingredients which serves as a perfect lunch box meal.


Cauliflower Florets - 11/2 cups ( 1 big or medium)
Basmati Rice / Thin variety rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (chop thinly)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp 
Salt - To taste
Oil - 2tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

For Masala Paste:

Coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chili - 5~6
Cloves - 2
Cardamom -2
Bay leaves - 1


Step 1:

  • Wash & soak rice for min 15minutes & drain and keep it aside.
  • Remove florets from cauliflower & keep it aside.
  • Boil water with 1/2 tsp of salt and put florets to it & bring it to boil.
  • Once cauliflower water starts to boil, cover the lid and turn off the heat.
  • After 10 minutes drain the water from cauliflower florets and keep it aside.
  • Grind all Masala ingredients together into fine paste & keep it aside.

Step 2

  • Heat oil in a pressure pan, add sliced onion to it  fry till it turns transparent.
  • Add GG paste & saute it for 2minutes until raw smell disapper.
  • Add ground paste & saute it until oil separates from the mixture.
  • Add drained rice & fry it for one minute.
  • Add 2 cups of water & drained cauliflower to the mixture.
  • Adjust Salt & spice to taste.
  • When mixture starts to boil, Close with lid & put the weight and low the heat.
  • After 10 minutes, turn off the heat. No need to wait for steam or whistle from the cooker.
  • Serve Hot with any spicy gravy.

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  1. love anything and everything with cauli..and that pulao looks tempting and irresistible..

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  2. Very inviting and delicious pulao..

  3. Looks yummy!
    U might like my version of cauliflower pulao also

  4. Innovative recipe..looks very inviting.

  5. Cauliflower pulao looks so tempting...


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