I simply love cauliflower in any way…be it just steamed, cooked indian style or in rice…yes in valencia theres a famous rice dish called “arroz con coliflor y bacalao” …its rice with cauliflower and codfish… well thats not what i am going to teach you today.
I created this dish because one of my students wanted to eat a desi style egg fried rice! I still remember how i spent hours trying to think how to go about making it.
In the end i thought of a nice strategy. The cauliflower i put in for flavor, crunch and vitamins…
The result??? Quite quite nice i must say…….
So…if you are tired of the regular pullao recipes you have do give this one a try…
1 small cup of basmati rice, soaked for half an hour, rinsed and boiled in salted water till 70% done
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
2 eggs , slightly beaten
1 small onon chopped fine
1 small cup of caulflower, chopped fine
salt to taste
1 teaspoon of chopped ginger
green chillies and coriander leaves chopped
4 cloves
1 bay leaf
While the rice is boiling you can start sauteeing the other ingredients. This saves time.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the cloves and bay leaf for a few seconds then add the chopped onion, ginger and salt. Sautee for half a minute and add the chopped cauliflower.
Stir till cauliflower softens but is not over cooked. Add the rice and toss. Add the green chillies and the eggs. Cook till the eggs get cooked. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander. Serve hot,
This is good with any vegetable, lentil or meat dish

NITU DIDI TIP: If you dont like cauliflower you can substitute it… options : zuchini, carrots, cabbage, peas, green beans, mushrooms etc…

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  1. Chellam says:

    Hello Nitu ji,
    I have a quick question: I noticed in most of your recipe, you have not given specific amount of salt to be used in a dish, rather you say “salt to taste”, may I ask why do you not give the exact amount of salt to be used?

    I understand that everyone has a different intake when it comes to salt, but I always thought, a tested and written recipe has a particular amount of measurement to it….please advise your suggestion on the salt amount on this recipe. Thanks


  2. nituchugani says:

    Chellam good morning
    thank you for your comment. Yes i know in most of my recipes i do add salt to taste and that is because as you did say each one likes their food with different amounts of salt..some use low sodium salt etc and each salt has a different degree of saltiness. I have also come across many people who use different sized bowls. so then again the amount of rice, cauliflower etc varies. In this recipe i added 1 teaspoon of salt…but if you are going to make it, please try half a teaspoon and then add more ok??
    thank you once again for all your support

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