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Cauliflower Dum Biriyani

Biryani Masala, Kashmiri Chili Powder -

Cauliflower Dum Biriyani

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Note: All ingredients in blue are available at alcoeats.


 Ingredients Quantity
Cardamom 3
ALCO White Pepper 1 tsp (crushed)
Cinnamon 1 stick
Bay leaves 2
Basmati Rice 2 cups
Cauliflower florets 2 cup
Onions chopped (For all purpose)
Tomatoes 3
ALCO Kashmiri Chili Powder 1 tsp
ALCO Biryani Masala Powder 1 cup
Yogurt  1 cup
Oil/butter 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Ginger-Garlic 3-4
Cashew nuts optional
  1. Separate small florets from the cauliflower, wash them and keep it aside.
  2. Cook the rice with required water and the rice is done, keep the rice aside.
  3. Heat 2 tsp of oil and fry the onions, garlic and cashew nuts until golden brown. Now grind this along with ginger to a smooth paste and keep t aside.
  4. In a wide pan, add 1 tbsp. of oil or butter. Add all the seasoning ingredients and fry it for a minute.
  5. Now add the chopped onions and fry it until golden brown.
  6. Add the ground masala paste and sauté the paste in low flame until light brown.
  7. Now add the chopped tomatoes, cauliflower florets, curd, kashmiri chili powder, biryani masala and salt.
  8. Cook until the cauliflowers are cooked (but not mushy). Also make sure that the masala is not too watery. It should be a thick gravy in consistency.
  9. At this stage, you could either layer the rice and this masala in a oven proof pan or add the cooked rice to the gravy and gently mix them to incorporate.
  10. Cover the dish tightly with a foil and let it cook in low flame for about 15 minutes. You could do this over the gas or in an oven.
  11. Fry the cashews and raisin in ghee and garnish.
  12. Serve hot with raita as you like.