Cauliflower Dum Biryani | Gobi Dum Biryani Recipe

Blogging Marathon steps into it's 11th edition today and I am so pleased to share this edition with 18 other bloggers. I want to thank each of the enthusiastic blogger who has shared so many editions with me. Time simply flies and it's time for another edition no sooner we complete. It was no different this time too. I tried very hard to select interesting themes

For a change I thought I will select a state myself and get bloggers do that. And continue couple of themes for this edition too as it was well sought. One can never get bored of Lunch box ideas and we have again some interesting ideas coming out of this this edition too. Plus this being a holiday season, I thought we should have some holiday special.

Cauliflower Dum Biryani, Cashew Tomato Gravy and Cucumber Raitha ~ Our Meal 

I will be doing Lunch Box dishes for the first week. First to come is a delightful dum biryani with cauliflower. This can be a weekend special. And my kids loved it so much! We were amazed because we didn't expect them to like cauliflower in the rice.

Kids are having their exams and it's been hectic trying to get them serious. And they are already looking forward to their vacation.
Cauliflower Dum Biryani

Ingredients Needed:

For the Cauliflower:

Cauliflower, florets -  200 gms
Curds/ Yogurt - 50 gms
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Garam masala  - 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Rice:
Basmati Rice - 1 & 1/2 cup
Water - 2 & 1/2 cups
Pinch of salt.

For the Dum Biryani

Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 2"
Onions - 2 medium
Coriander powder  - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3 nos
Mint & coriander leaves - 1 cup together loosely packed.
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp

How to make Cauliflower Dum Biryani:

For the Cauliflower:

Wash and parboil cauliflower for 5 mins. Drain the cauliflower and mix with curds, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, cumin powder and salt. Marinate for 15 mins.

For the Rice:
Wash and soak rice for 15 mins. Then cook with water. Make sure the rice is 95% done.

Making the Dum Biryani:

Heat oil add clove, cinnamon, onion julienne, slit green chillies, mint & coriander leaves. Sauté till the onions are done. Then add cauliflower marinade, sauté well. Then add coriander powder, simmer and bring to boil. When the cauliflower is cooked and the masala is almost dry, add cooked rice, mix everything well. Cover with a tight lid and simmer for 10 mins.

Serve with Cashew Tomato gravy and Cucumber Raitha.
Cucumber Raitha:

Cucumber, grated - 1
Curds/ Yogurt - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Green Chillies - 1 medium
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp

How to make Cucumber Raitha

Wash, peel and grate the cucumbers. Beat the curds, mix salt, add finely chopped green chilies and grated cucumber. Season with oil and mustard.

Serve with Cucumber Raitha.

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