|September 26, 2022


A myriad of spices is combined to form a delightful aroma and flavor in this cauliflower dum biriyani. All the ingredients, cooked under Dum style, come together in a single pot - adding more layers of richness and indulgence. For a healthier, more delicious biryani, mix in potatoes, carrots, capsicum, and green peas with Cauliflower.

Boasting antioxidant properties, Cauliflower is an incredibly beneficial cruciferous vegetable with a wealth of healthful components like fiber, iron, and magnesium. These can provide benefits like appetite control, weight loss support, higher energy levels, better bone density, as well as the regulation of blood pressure. Alongside many health advantages, it is an ideal ingredient to use in Dum Biriyani.


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Originating from Asia, Cauliflower is one of the most versatile vegetables and is found in various recipes such as breakfast and dum biriyani all over Europe. In the 1800s, Americans got their first taste of this delicious vegetable when farmers started to produce them on American soil - mainly in California - which eventually saw its popularity grow and spread across the nation.

Take your Cauliflower dum biriyani recipe to a mesmerizing level with Alcoeats Masalas. Their spice blend will draw compliments from your dinner guests as they indulge in the most exquisite version of cauliflower biryani.

How To Make Cauliflower Dum Biriyani

Enjoy this delicious Hyderabadi dum biriyani cooked in a single pot! This fragrant dish is loaded with flavors from cauliflower florets, coconut, aromatic herbs, and spices.


Indulge in the delectable flavor of a cauliflower dum biryani; this vegan one-pot recipe is cooked with fragrant herbs, flavorful spices, and sweet desiccated coconut to create an irresistible dish that your taste buds won't forget.
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  • Serves - 4
  • Preparation Time - 30 Minutes
  • Cooking Time - 30 Minutes

Ingredients for Cauliflower Dum Biriyani

  • 1 - Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 - Green Cardamom
  • 3 - Cloves
  • 1 - Dagad Phool
  • 3 - Mace Strands
  • ½ Tsp - Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp - Coriander Seeds
  • 2 Cup - Rice
  • 3 Tbsp - Cooking Oil
  • 5 - Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup - Sliced Onions
  • 1 Cup - Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp - Alcoeats Turmeric Powder
  • 6 - Curry Leaves
  • 3 Tbsp - Alcoeats Shredded Coconut
  • ½ sp - Fennel Seeds
  • 2 - Green Chilies
  • 1 - Ginger
  • ½ Tsp - Chopped Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp - Copped Coriander
  • 3 ½ Cup - Water
  • 1 Tsp - Lemon Juice
  • Salt - As Required

Instructions for Cauliflower Dum Biryani

  • Give the rice a good rinse 3 to 4 times, then let it sit in water for 30 minutes. Afterward, drain the grains and put them aside until needed.
  • Now, give the Cauliflower (1 small to medium size) a good rinse and cut it into medium-sized florets.
  • Moreover, include desiccated coconut, green chili peppers, ginger root, garlic cloves, and coriander leaves.
  • Blend water and spices until they form a mixture, then set aside.
  • Heating oil in a pot or pan, add thinly-sliced onions for cooking.
  • Next, take 5 to 6 curry leaves with 1 cup of finely chopped tomatoes, and mix thoroughly.
  • Put the lid on the pan and simmer the tomatoes over low heat for 4-5 minutes until they are tender and have turned into a pulp. Stir to ensure they don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Then, stir in the masala paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes until combined.
  • Stir in a hint of turmeric and combine thoroughly.
  • Combine Cauliflower with the spicy masala.
  • Afterward, combine the rice with the other elements, stirring delicately.
  • Add water, lemon juice, and salt as per taste.

For Giving Dum

  • Seal the pan using aluminum foil.
  • To ensure perfect biryani, cook it for 18-20 minutes over a low flame or simmer. Be sure to use a heavy-bottomed pan; if not, the base may get burned or browned. If uncertain, place the pot on a hot griddle (tawa) and keep the burner at low flame to avoid complications.
  • After six to eight minutes, remove the lid and fluff the biryani delicately before serving.
  • To give it an extra flavor, top your cauliflower biryani with coriander leaves when serving. Accompany it with any raita or salad to make this dum vegetable biryani a complete meal.

Summing Up On Cauliflower Dum Biriyani

The mouth-watering smell of a combination of spices in the Cauliflower Dum Biriyani will tantalize your taste buds. Prepared under the Dum style, all ingredients come together to form an exquisite mix - layering an unbeatable richness and indulgence. To make it even healthier, toss in some potatoes, carrots, capsicum, and green peas while cooking with the Cauliflower for that added taste in every bite.

The intricate blending of spices used to make dum pulao imparts a pleasing scent. Although aromatic, it has an earthy tone, unlike the tangy and fiery flavors that define Hyderabadi dum chicken biryani—as with the famous chicken variant of this renowned rice dish, preparing dum vegetable biryani also follows identical steps. 

Compared to clay pots, one can opt for making chicken dum biryani in the oven. While making hyd chicken, dum biryani not only reduces the time taken for preparation but also saves you the hassle of cooking murgh dum biryani or dum biriyani with traditional earthenware.

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