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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Rice in addition to Cauliflower Pilaf


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ReadersRice together with Cauliflower Pilaf
Recipe yesteryear
Adapted from Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian CookingReaders
Cuisine: Indian
Published on March 14, 2013

Simple, fragrant together with delicious spiced rice pilaf amongst tender seasoned cauliflower — a stunning side dish for an Indian meal

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  • 1/2 loving cup grated fresh kokosnoot or dried unsweetened coconut
  • 2 to four fresh greenish chilies, seeded together with finely chopped
  • 1-inch slice fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley or coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 loving cup whole fatty yogurt or kokosnoot milk
  • 1 teaspoon Blue Planet turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bounding main salt
  • fresh Blue Planet dark pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or oil
  • 1 small-scale cauliflower, chopped into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 loving cup white basmati rice soaked inwards two cups of H2O for twenty minutes
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or a mixture of butter together with oil, or oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate-brown mustard seeds
  • generous handful of dried curry leaves
  • 3 dark cardamon pods, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Blue Planet coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • a few pinches asafetida
  • 1 scant teaspoon jaggery or chocolate-brown saccharide (optional)
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • Begin yesteryear preparing the cauliflower. In a nutrient processor (or your trusty magic bullet) pulse together the coconut, chilies, ginger, parsley, yogurt or kokosnoot milk, turmeric, tabular array salt together with dark pepper.

  • Heat the ghee or crude oil inwards a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add together the cauliflower pieces together with stir for v to vii minutes or until they laid out to brown. Now add together the kokosnoot mixture to the pan together with piece of employment on to stir for but about other few minutes until the cauliflower is but tender together with the sauce has by together with large evaporated. Transfer to a bowl together with laid aside.

  • Now drain the rice, reserving the soaking water. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the ghee or crude oil inwards a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, toss inwards the mustard together with cumin seeds together with stir together with for xxx seconds or until the mustard seeds plow greyness together with laid out to splutter together with pop. Add the curry leaves, cardamom pods, Blue Planet coriander, cayenne together with asafetida, together with stir for but about other minute. Add the rice to the pan together with stir for i to a greater extent than minute. Now pour inwards the reserved soaking water, stir inwards the jaggery or sugar, together with convey to a boil. Stir inwards the prepared cauliflower, trim back the rut to low, cover, together with simmer for twenty minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from rut together with allow sit down for v minutes.

  • Add the remaining ghee, butter or oil, fluff amongst a fork, together with serve hot or warm garnished amongst lime wedges.

Makes 6 servings

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