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This is a different kind from usual variety rices.  The special powder we are using makes this rice different.  This will be good recipe for potluck.  Hope you too can enjoy this recipe.

1.   Basmati rice  -  2 cups
2.  Cauliflower  -  1 (full)
3.  Onion  -  1 (medium size)
4.  Lime juice  -  2  teaspoons
5.  Turmeric powder  -  1 tsp
6.  Salt to taste

Ingredients for powder
1.  Red chillies  -  5
2.  Coriander seeds  -  2 tsp
3.  kadalaparuppu  - 2 tsps
4.  Urad dal – 1  tsp.
5.  Pepper  - 1/4 tsp.
6.  Jeera  - 1/2 tsp.
7.  Garam Masala Powder  - 1 tsp
8.  Fry these in dry tava and make fine powder


1.  Wash the rice 2 or 3 times and cook it with 3 cups of water.
2.  Cut cauliflower into small flowerets and keep immersed in salted water for 5 minutes. Wash well and boil it with little water for 5 minutes in microwave oven. Drain water after cauliflower is boiled.
3.  Add 1 tsp oil in a pan.  Fry 1 onion (chopped) until golden brown then add the boiled cauliflower with it. Add turmeric powder and salt as required.
4.  Add the powder and mix thoroughly and cook for 5 – 10 min until raw smell goes away.
5.  In the mean time sprinkle lemon juice cooked rice and mix well.
6.  When Vegetable is ready add to cooked rice.


You can roast cashew nuts in ghee and garnish the rice by sprinkling on rice.

Just to share with you……

Bajji is the simplest snack we can make to have in the evenings.  During winter season we really want something hot in the evening.  I had so many varieties of bajji’s but for all the batter is same.  Bread bajji is the onw which I used to have during my MCA.  That was the first time (in hostel) where I had bread bajji.  One lady used to bring in the afternoon and evening we have to rush for it.  Whenever I make bread bajji’s I remember those pleasant memories.  I had Chilli bajji for the first time in Kodaikannal when I was in 5th standard.  National Nursery and Primary School  in Madathukkulam is the school where I studied till my 5th grade.

Make Potato bajji, Onion bajji, Brinjal bajji, Cauliflower bajji, Applam bajji, Plaintain bajji/Vallakkai bajji, Bread bajji, Chilli bajji using same batter.

Ingredients for Batter

1. Besan Flour / Kadalamavu – 1 cup
2. Salt as need
3. Little appa soda if you have (sodium bicarbonate)
4. Little color powder.  If you don’t have color powder add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder because the besan which we are getting in US is not giving very good color like Indian Kadalamavu.

Preparation of batter

1. Mix all the ingredients together well by adding little water so that it will be in idli/dasa batter consistency. This batter is sued for making different bajji’s.


1. If you want more crispy then you can add a teasppon of rice flour while making batter.
2. If your batter is not fine and it has lumps just give one spin in your mixie to get smooth batter. But be careful whe you are using your mixi because only very less water is need when compared to mixing with hand.

1.Bread Bajji

1. Take bread slice.   Cut diagonally and make four triangles.   Dip each in batter and fry in oil.

South Indian Deep Fried Bread Bajji


2. Potatoes and Brinjal bajji

Slice the potatoes or brinjals diagonally very thin (like potato chips).   Dip it in the batter  and fry in oil.

3. Onion Bajji

Take big onion/Periyavenkayam slice into rounds and dip in batter then fry that in oil.

South Indian Onion Bajji


4. Plaintain/Valakkai Bajji

Make thin slices with the grater dip that in batter and fry in oil.

5. Appalam Bajji

Take one appalam cut it into half dip that in batter and fry that in oil. 

6. Chilli bajji

Take long green chilli on the tail end side cut to split into two portion but at the head end it should be attached and the stem should be there.  Dip this in batter and fry in oil.

7. Cauliflower bajji

Boil water and put the cauliflower florets,little salt and cook it.   Then put that in paper napkin and take out all the water then dip each florets in bajji batter and fry well.

South Indian Cauliflower Bajji

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