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Cauliflower Rice South Indian Style

Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower belongs to the family Brassicaceae. Cauliflower contains anti-cancer chemicals and rich in dietary fibers  vitamin C and essential minerals. Always choose white creamy heavy flower. Avoid cauliflower with dark colored patches and bruised surface. Cauliflower rice makes a spicy and tasty Lunch box recipe. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Style Cauliflower Rice.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Yields: 2 Servings.
Spicy Cauliflower Rice

Table 1 :
Oil2 tsp
Fennel seeds | Sombu1 tsp
Cinnamon stick1 inch
Bay Leaf2
Basmati Rice1 Cup
SaltAs needed   

Table 2 : To Grind
Tomatoes chopped    1/2 Cup          
Ginger chopped1 tsp
Garlic chopped1 tsp
Fresh Mint Leaves8 to 10
Green Chilly1

Table 3 :
Oil2 tsp
Mustard1/4 tsp
Onions chopped1/2 Cup
Cauliflower florets      1 Cup
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Coriander powder1 tsp
Chilli powder1 tsp
SaltAs needed
Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing

  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Heat Oil in a pressure cooker. Add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, anistar, bay leaf and fry for a min. Add basmati rice, salt and 2 cups of water.Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
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  • Grind tomato to fine paste and keep it ready. Similarly grind ginger, garlic, mint leaves and green chillies into fine paste by adding enough water.
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  • Wash and cut Cauliflower into small florets. Soak cauliflower florets in boiling water for 10 mins to remove germs. Strain the water and keep the cauliflower florets ready. Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add onions and fry till they turn translucent. Add cauliflower florets and fry for 2-3 mins. 
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  • Add two ground paste got from ingredients in table 2. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder. Fry till raw smell goes off.  
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  •  Add it to cooked basmati rice and garnish with coriander leaves.
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Cauliflower Rice South Indian Style
Cauliflower Rice South Indian Style

Roasted cashews can also be used for garnishing.
Adjust green chillies and chilli powder to your taste.


  1. wow very very delicious cauliflower rice :) looks so inviting !!

  2. Delicious cauliflower rice love the color.

  3. Caulis are our fav, reasonably priced and lots of nutrients. Yet adding in rice is something new for me. Still I love it because rice, the must have for me and caulis together, the perfect meal I will not miss.

  4. Yummy rice.. Looks really lovely :-)

  5. I love on-opt meals.. And I love cauliflower too.. Will try this soon Nithya :-)

  6. adding cauliflower to the rice is a great idea....healthy and tasty..

  7. Thanks da.Doing all time with same dishes in gobi..Will give a twist.


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