Then make a paste out of cauliflower (by smashing it finely) then add garam masala, turmeric powder, channa dal, salt, onions, red chilli powder, coriander leaves and then make it into small balls and deep fry the balls in oil.
Now fry garlic, onion, bay leaves and cashew in ghee then add the masala paste.
Fry till raw smell goes, then add masala powder to the mixture.
Now add the Basmati rice to this mixture, fry for few seconds then add 2 cups of water and salt as required.
Pressure cook the rice in low heat for 10 minutes.
After rice is cooked decorate it with coriander leaves and koftas (fried cauliflower balls) to it.
Serve hot with potato chips and raita.
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Chitra Ramachandran is a very talented home cook who is enthusiastic about South Indian Vegetarian cooking styles.