Friday, 29 November 2013

Cauliflower Masala Pulao - Easy Lunch Box Recipes

Cauliflower Masala Pulao - Easy Lunch Box Recipes
Cauliflower Masala Pulao - Easy Lunch Box Recipes

Masala Pulao is an easy recipe which can be prepared for lunch box. You can prepare it either with left over rice or simply prepare this pulao in a pressure cooker by combining rice, vegetables, masala and water. Last weekend my dad got a big cauliflower for me as i'm a big fan of this beautie :) With half of the portion i prepared Achaari gobi and with an other half tried this masala pulao. Lets check this easy version of Cauliflower Masala Pulao,

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20-25 mins

Ingredients :
  • 2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium sized potato - cut into thin slices
  • 1 medium sized carrot - finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized onions - finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato - finely chopped
  • 1 green chilies - slit at the end
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp chicken masala powder (or) garam masala (or) paav bhaji masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Cauliflower Masala Pulao - Easy Lunch Box Recipes


Method :
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or kadhai. Fry sliced potatoes and cauliflower florets till it turns light brown. Remove from the heat and keep aside.
 
  • Temper mustard seeds and curry leaves in the same oil. Add chopped onions and green chili. Fry for a min on low-medium flame.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and mint leaves. Saute a while. Add ginger-garlic paste, chopped carrots, fried potatoes & cauliflower florets. Stir well everything and let it cook for a min.
 
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and chicken masala powder. Mix well everything and add salt & 1/4 cup water. Cook it covered on low flame for 5-8 mins.
  • Add cooked rice and chopped coriander. Mix rice with the masala and let it cook for 2 mins on low flame. Remove from the heat and serve hot with onion raita.
Notes :
  • You can use any combination of vegetables to prepare this pulao like broccoli, beans & green peas.
  • If you want to skip chicken powder, then try adding paav bhaji masala or garam masala.

Cauliflower Masala Pulao - Easy Lunch Box Recipes

Cauliflower Masala Pulao - Easy Lunch Box Recipes

19 comments:

  1. awesome pulao da :) looks super inviting love the set up and clicks too

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  2. Yummy spicy pulao aks.super clicks

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  3. all time fav.pulao dear... perfect...

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  4. Spicy exotic rice.Did you use the usual basmati in this Preeti ? looks awesome.

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  5. any one pot meal u say.. i am in ...

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  6. Such a flavorful and delicious pulav, love it PT, perfect for the morning rush....

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  7. Flavorful and yummy pulao.. awesome clicks

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  8. Looks lovely sis!! the background looks awesome!!

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  9. Flavorful and delicious one pot meal.

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  10. so tasty and perfect rice for the lunch box

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  11. Love the puloa, the pictures are so nice.

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  12. Looks wonderful Preethi..nice recipe

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  13. wow very very delicious and yummy masala pulao :) tempting me dear !!

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