Cauliflower and Peas Pulao

Today is the fifth day of blogging marathon and this is a simple and easy to make rice with cauliflower and peas with other spices and coconut milk.


Basmathi rice11/4cups
Cauliflower florets200 gms
Green peas(cooked)1/2cup
Onion(thinly sliced)2nos.
Garlic(finely chopped)4 pods
Ginger(finely chopped)1tsp
Green Chilly 5-6nos.
Chilly powder1/4tsp
Coriander powder1/2tsp
Garam masala powder1/4tsp
Turmeric powdera pinch
Thick coconut milk1/2cup
Mint leaves10-15 leaves
Coriander leaves(chopped)as needed
Saltto taste

For the seasoning
Cinnamon(pattai)1 inch piece
Star anise2nos.
Bay leaf1no.
Fennel seeds(sombhu)1tsp


                  Cook the cauliflower in boiled water for one boil(no need to get soft)with turmeric powder and a pinch of salt,drain the water.Cook the green peas,grind the coconut in the blender and make the coconut milk,keep aside.
Heat a pan or wok with oil and season it with whole spices and saute the onions,ginger,garlic and green chillies become soft.Now add the mint leaves,chopped coriander leaves fry it.
Once it is done add in all the powders and mix it well.Then add the coconut milk and cook it for a minute,then add the cauliflower and peas.
Cook it for 2- 3 minutes,till everything gets blend well.Now add the cooked rice and mix it well and cover it with lid,keep it in a low flame for 5 minutes for the flavors to get incorporated.Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Serve it with raitha,veg or non veg curry and chips.


  • A tsp of ginger and garlic paste can be added for extra flavor.
  • After mixing the rice it is very important to keep it in the low flame, for the rice grain to get separated.
  • Fresh green peas or frozen can be used,added after the onion gets cooked. 
  • I used the coconut milk powder,2tbs of powder mixed with 100 ml of water.

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Very inviting bowl of pulao!..

delicious...winter cauliflower n peas both have a lovely flavor,combined together in any form r welcome.

Wow.. that bowl looks so inviting and delicious. I've to use up some cauliflower, may be I'll make your pulao.. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Very filling and delightful pulao...

wow...what a simple and easy to make pulav. A must try....looks really delicious...

A very yummy combo of cauliflower and peas...looks delicious

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Cauliflower and peas make an awesome lunch box dish..:) Loved it..:)

Wonderful combo, both cauliflower n peas works out wonder together..inviting flavourful pulao..

Very healthy n delicious combo,looks so inviting.

super inviting dear

Delicious pulao, inviting picture. Adding coconut milk give a nice flavour.

Lovely pulao...looks delicious and yummy!

lovely combo n delicious rice,yummy!!
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Nice idea. never tried this before. Thanks for sharing. It will helpful for me when I am thicking for packing lunch.

Yum yum,just drooling over that fabulous pulao..

Cauliflower and peas -- akin to a match made in heaven! Looks like a true treat to the tastebuds!

Gr8 pulao with a different combination. Love it! You have an award at my space. Grab it! Here is the link:

I love your pictures, you make it look so easy to prepare.

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