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Cauliflower Chickpea Biryani


Indian inspired dish, that is quick + easy to make in a pinch!

This is a super filling meal, that is vegan friendly + will leave you with lots of leftovers. Who doesn't like #leftovers! It's basically all #vegetables, so this is defiantly a great meal to eat when your watching your weight or trying to reach your health goals!

Please don't be scared by the name! It just means it uses some #Indian spices. Garam Masala can be purchased at just about at any grocery store, I would check out the international aisles for it. It really does add a unique flavor, you've probably only ever had it when you ate Indian food. Now you can cook with it too! It's delicious on eggs, vegetables, + meat too!

This is another great recipe to use whatever vegetables you got in your fridge!

Cauliflower Chickpea Biryani (serves 6-8)

Whats in it:


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 large onion diced

  • 2 cups of cauliflower chopped

  • 1 carrot chopped

  • Half a bundle of asparagus chopped

  • Half a yellow bell pepper chopped

  • 1 can of chickpeas

  • 1 tbsp garam masala

  • 4 cloves of garlic minced

  • 2 tbsp of grated ginger

  • Salt + pepper to taste


1 tbsp coconut oil

2 cups of rice

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp of garam masala

1 tbsp of grated ginger

3 cloves of garlic minced

4 cups of vegetable broth

1 cup of raisins

1 cup of almonds*

1 cup of dried edamame beans*

*I used #bassenuts edamame power that has almond in it already. I would recommend using whatever nut you prefer or have at the time + you don't need the edamame beans!*

How to cook it:

1. Using a medium sized pot, add all the rice ingredients to the pot, bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer with the lid on to cook the rice

2. Using a large frying pan on medium-high heat, melt the coconut oil, add the ginger, garlic, onions, + garam masala, + saute till onions are soft

3. Add the rest of the vegetables, chickpeas, salt, + pepper to the pan + saute till the vegetables are soft. Adding a bit of water to the pan + putting a lid on will speed up the process

4. Once the rice + vegetables are both cooked, add the rice mixture into the pan + stir together

5. Top with almonds, raisins, dried edamame beans, + spicy mayo. (These are all options)

**Nutritional values may vary**


If you enjoyed this recipe like I do be sure to leave a comment/review below or share it on Instagram + tag @koachkarlee.

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