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Ingredients:

Basmathi rice- 1 1/2 cup

Onion-2

Cauliflower-1 medium sized

Green chillies-6

Fresh thick curd-1/4 cup

Oil-3 table spoon

Grated coconut-2 table spoon

Coriander powder-1/2 tea spoon

Cumin powder-1/2 tea spoon

Curry masala powder-1 tea spoon

Salt

Ghee-2 tea spoon

Cashew nuts-2 table spoon

Curry leaves- few

Cilantro- a small bunch

Water-3 cups

Mustard seeds-1/2 tea spoon

Turmeric powder-1/2 tea spoon

Asafoetida- a pinch

Fried onions- (optional)

Method:

1.Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.Cut onions  into thin long pieces.

2.Wash and cut cauliflower into small flowerettes.

3.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add mustard.When it crackles, add cut green chillies,asafoetida,curry leaves and cashew nuts.

4.Add cut onions and cauliflower.Fry until it becomes soft.

5.Drain water from the soaked rice and fry it with the flowerettes for few minutes.Add 3 cups of boiling water with salt and turmeric powder.

6.When it starts boiling again, add beaten curd, cumin powder, coriander powder and curry masala powder.Cover the vessel with a lid and reduce flame.Cook for 15-20 minutes.

7.Before removing from fire,add ghee.Garnish with grated coconut and cut cilantro.Fry some thin sliced onions to crisp brown and top it over the rice.

Serves:2

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