Basmathi rice- 1 1/2 cup
Cauliflower-1 medium sized
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
Ghee-2 tea spoon
Cashew nuts-2 table spoon
Curry leaves- few
Cilantro- a small bunch
Mustard seeds-1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder-1/2 tea spoon
Asafoetida- a pinch
Fried onions- (optional)
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.