Gobhi ki Biriyani
(Rice with Cauliflower)
(clarified butter or vegetable oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons white cumin seeds
Pinch of asafoetida powder (Hing powder)
2 bay leaves
4 green cardamom pods
2 1/4 cups cauliflower florets and/or broccoli
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups cooked long grain brown rice
1/3 cup plain yogurt
Chopped fresh cilantro
Coriander to garnish
Heat the ghee in a heavy saucepan and sauté cumin and asafoetida for 2 minutes.
Add bay leaves and cardamom; stir well.
Toss in cauliflower and sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Stir in turmeric and seasoning and cook another 10 minutes.
Add rice and yogurt; stir carefully, lower heat, cover pan and cook another 10 to 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with coriander and serve hot.