Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gobi Pulav / Cauliflower Pulav - Easy Pulav Recipes





Gobi Pulav   

Gobi Pulav  is a very popular-tasty desi recipe from India. All food lovers would absolutely love this flavorful rice dish which has the essence of rice and gobi. It is the simplest of all flavored rice and can be prepared in a few minutes.

We know cauliflower is loaded with nutrients. Its low in fat, high in fibre contents. It has anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. It strengthens the immune system and protects against cardiovascular diseases. Also it’s a very good source of vitamin C and manganese & has cancer fighting properties. So lets include this vegetable in our daily menu and enjoy the nutritional benefits.

This delicious pulav  can  be taken alone or with a combo of onion raitha & crisp chips. It is rich in nutrients and simply delicious. A few drops of ghee optionally adds amazing flavor to this rice & makes a ideal menu for lunch box for kids.

Try this different variety of pulav and see it disappear like magic.:)



Ingredients:


  • Cauliflower medium size            - 1
  • Basmati rice                              - 1 ½ cup
  • Turmeric pwd                            - ¼ tsp
  • Oil                                            - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Ghee                                        - 1 tbsp
  • Peas                                        - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly pwd                          - 1 tbsp
  • Onion                                       - 2
  • Green chilly                               - 1 or 2
  • Ginger                                      - small piece
  • Garlic                                        - 3 to 4 pods
  • Tomato                                     - 2
  • Coriander pwd                           - ½ tsp
  • Pulav masala                            - ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves

Method:


  1. Wash & soak rice in water for 10 mins.
  2. Drain the water and add 3 cups of water & pressure cook the rice.
  3. Spread and allow to cool. Take care the rice grains should be separate.
  4. Blanch the cauliflower to small sized florets.
  1. Boil 2 cups of water with a pinch of turmeric pwd and salt.
  2. Add the florets to the hot water and allow to remain for 5 mins.
  3. Drain the water completely.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan.
  5. Fry the cauliflowers adding ½ tsp of red chilly pwd.
  6. Keep it aside, once it is cooked.
  7. Chop onion, green chilly , ginger & garlic finely.
  8. Puree the tomatoes in a blender.
  9. Cook peas till it is soft and keep aside.
  10. Heat 2 tbsp oil & 1 tbsp ghee in the same pan and add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
  11. Saute for few seconds.
  12. Add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns golden brown.
  13. Now add green chilly, ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  14. Then add tomato puree, turmeric pwd, salt, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, pulav masala and cook till the raw smell goes and oil separates.
  15. Now add the cooked cauliflowers , peas,  cooked rice to the tomato gravy.
  16. Mix everything well and simmer for a few more seconds until everything gets blended well.
  17. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves
  18.  Serve hot with raitha or any side dish of your choice.


  1. Delicious & healthy cauliflower pulao is ready to relish..

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·       Multi Veg Jeera Pulav
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·       Sweet Corn Pulav
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83 comments:

  1. this looks fabulous Jay
    regards

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  2. Very interesting mix of flavors - although I'm a little scared of adding a tablespoon of red chili powder to anything ;) I love that you worked cauliflower into the dish - it's such a versatile and healthful food...

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  3. Jay, it is a veggie delight! Great post!

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  4. Iam going to make pulav tomorrow, gonna try this version definitely :)

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  5. Flavorful n aromatic pulav...

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  6. I wanna have this flavorful rice with raita :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. The pilaf looks very delicious, the crispy cauliflower is very inviting..

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  8. Looking at the rice with cauliflower, i feel so hungrynow.

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  9. healthy pulao...adding cauliflower really gives yummy taste~!

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  10. Look sooo colrful....yummy n delicious....bookmarked

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  11. Hummmm...very flavorful pulav!!!

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  12. Quick meal..Looks delicious!!

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  13. Flavorful rice !! Looks so good !!

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  14. Love this quick one pot meal..I am a big fan of cauliflowers and this recipe is a keeper.

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  15. nice pulao...perfect with a cup of dahi!

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  16. awesome i may not eat anything but if its pulao and veg pulao of any kind i would relish it.. so simple and easy to make and my favourite is boondi raita with this

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  17. yummy pulao..looks tempting and delicious.

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  18. thanks for the lovely comments..its truly inspiring & encouraging..
    happy blogging..;)

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  19. Looks like this would be nice to pair with a good curry

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  20. I have never cooked pulav with cauliflower as the main ingredient..this recipe definitely motivates me to try it out.

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  21. A wonderful and flavorful pulav

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  22. Looks good. I like cauliflower in any form,

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  23. Oh this looks so yummy,thanks for the comment on my blog already follow you by GFC:)

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  24. wow...yummy pulav.....cauliflower z one of my fav. veg...

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  25. Wow Gobi is my fav veggie,love this pulov totally...luks tempting.

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  26. This looks very delicious and healthy , too ! ;)

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  27. Looks deliciously healthy and very tempting. Cheers.!

    My event- Valentines Day Special

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  28. che delizia di piatto, hai realizzato! complimenti, un bacio :)

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  29. This looks very delicious and healthy....

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  30. Perfect lunch box menu. Nice additon of spices too

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  31. Really YUMMY Recipe..I am loving it

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  32. This will be my great dinner and no need for anything as. What a superb healthy and delicious meal.

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  33. I made this for todays lunch yesterday , and it came out delicious.I just left out the green chillies ..Thanks for the quick and easy recipe.

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  34. Exquisite! In CA I also took the habit to eat the cauliflower raw, with ranch dressing. :)

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  35. Looks so good, crispy cauliflower looks superb.

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  36. Nice recipe, my daughter's favorite Gobi Bhath. I make it with just the Gobi & bhath powder, will try your version.

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  37. No restaurant for me Jay next time I am in Chennai - I am coming to your home for a veggie virundhu :)) Simply lip-smacking delicious!

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  38. çok güzel görünüyor ellerinize sağlık sevgiler bende beklerim

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  39. Two of my favourite foods together-- cauliflower and rice...lovely and quick recipe. Thanks for sharing this, bookmarked :-)

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  40. I appreciate your valued comments & suggestions friends..TQ..:)

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  41. Thanks for the try Sumi...glad you enjoyed the lipsmacking taste too..:)

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  42. You are absolutely welcome Priya (Now Serving)
    looking forward to meet you again soon..;)

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  43. This looks and sounds like a fabulous rice dish.

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  44. Awesome rice recipe...i love cauliflower a lot,thanks for sharing :)

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  45. I love rice with vegetables and this is one I should try!

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  46. I love rice with vegetables and this is one I should try!

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  47. mmm how gorgeous is this! i wish i could eat it all up RIGHT NOW! :)

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  48. what a flavorful delicious pulao,never tried this!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  49. Wow! That dish looks awesome! Definitely going to favorites!

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  50. That's kind of addictive pulav..I love the flavor of Gobi..Perfect for the lunchbox as well !

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  51. Wow!,Yumm n healthy Pulao luks flavorful.Droolworthy recipe Dear.

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  52. what a delicious combination!
    By the way, can I make pulav masala at home? I haven't seen it in markets here. Or... what can I use alternatively?
    Take care...
    Ayse

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  53. Wow...looks extremely yum...it's simple and flavour rich....

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  54. i love ths delicious dish jay....

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  55. yummy! its delicious i know :) hmmmm

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  56. the colours really made me salivating..feels like having some..

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  57. I prepare something quite alike this recipe. I like it a lot!

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  58. Wow love the rice. Looks delicious and healthy.

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  59. Love all ur biriyani recipe ...this looks yummy

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  60. Hello Jay. Tanto la coliflor como el arroz me encantan y con todas las especias que lleva el plato debe tener un sabor inigualable. Un arroz delicioso.
    Saludos

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  61. Jay ~ i always look forward to reading your blog entries. I also appreciate your many comments on mine! You deserve an award... http://stepbystepinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2012/02/santa-fe-salmon-and-award.html

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  62. Jay, un plato de arroz estupendo y con la coliflor le da un toque especial, besos

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  63. Olá Jay,

    Adorei a sugestão a couve flor e um alimento muito saudável, gosto muito!!!

    Tenha uma noite de Paz!!!
    1000 Beijokinhas

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  64. wat a wonderful way to eat cauliflower! already bookmarked this page...thanks jay!

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  65. I love cauliflower and think it is way to under used...love this!

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  66. Yummmm <3

    I am so hungry <3

    Love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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