Cauliflower Biriyani/Gobi Biriyani

Normally I make vegetable biriyani using different types of veggies, but never tried with cauliflower only.This is a must try for vegetarians.



For Making Dry chilly Gobi

  1. Cauliflower- 1/2 kg
  2. Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  4. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala –1/4tsp
  6. Chilly Sauce-1/2 tsp
  7. Soy sauce-1/4 tsp
  8. Curd-2 tsp
  9. Rice flour- 6 tbsp
  10. Corn Flour – 3 tbsp
  11. Onion –2
  12. Green Chilly –8
  13. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  14. Coriander leaves- 2 sprigs
  15. Pudina Leaves-2 sprigs
  16. Salt
  17. Oil-200gms

For Biriyani

  1. Dry chilly Gobi- 50gms
  2. Basmati Rice-1/2 kg
  3. Dalda/vegetable oil-150 gms
  4. Ghee-25 gms
  5. Salt
  6. Onion- 3
  7. Tomato- 2
  8. Ginger-2 piece
  9. Green Chilly- 6
  10. Garlic –2
  11. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  12. Pepper powder-1 tsp
  13. Curd – 3 tsp
  14. Cashew nuts-50gms
  15. Raisins – 50 gms
  16. Cloves-3
  17. Cinnamon stick –1 piece
  18. Cardamom – 4
  19. Onion –1
  20. Pineapple(cut into small pieces) – 10
  21. Coriander leaves – 3 sprigs
  22. Pudina Leaves- 2 sprigs







  1. For making chilly Gobi,Cut cauliflower into small florettes and soak in warm water for 20 minutes mixed with turmeric powder  to remove germs.Strain it.
  2. Mix cauliflower with red chilly powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder,garam masala ,chilly sauce,soy sauce,curd,rice flour,corn flour,oil,salt and water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.saute onion,green chilly,coriander leaves,pudina leaves and curry leaves.Add this masala to cauliflower florettes and deep fry in oil till cauliflower is light brown in color.
  4. Heat dalda in a pan.Fry cashewnuts,raisins and keep aside.
  5. Heat dalda in a wide bottomed pan.Fry cloves,cinnamons tick,cardamom.Add rice to it and let it fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add 1 liter water boiled water to it.Add ghee and salt to it.cover and cook till rice is half cooked.
  7. For making masala,heat dalda in a pan.Saute 3 chopped onions, 6 green chilly,ginger,garlic,chopped tomato till done.
  8. Mix curd with turmeric powder,pepper powder and add it to the masala.
  9. Add fried cauliflower to it and mix well.
  10. For Dum Biriyani , grease the pan with ghee.Add Gobi masala over it.add rice as next layer.repeat the same until mix and rice is finished.
  11. Sprinkle some ghee over rice.
  12. Cover tightly with a lid and place it on a hot tawa for 20 minutes. This will infuse  the flavor into rice..
  13. Remove from fire.
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves,pudina leaves,and chopped pineapples.
  15. serve with raita,coriander chutney and papad.


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1 Response

  1. coralcrue says:

    Wow! i must try this out.Once i tasted Gobi pulao and used to wonder how they make the cauliflower so brown. your recipe seems similar but with more flavor.

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