Grain-free Cauliflower Rice – Chicken Biriyani


Grain-free Cauliflower Rice – Chicken Biriyani (Keto / Low Carb Diet

Biriyani Recipe)

Biriyani, one of the favorite dishes around the world, can be scary to some due to the carbohydrate content. But don’t worry, have the same tasty biriyani, without the worry of carbohydrate content, with this special grain-free recipe. This is ideal for those who are on special foods like Keto diet or Diabetic diet. But even if you are not following any special diets, this cauliflower rice biriyani will be great to enjoy due to the special flavour and variety. Grain-free chicken biriyani can be an option for your special party dishes. Get others wondering on this cauliflower rice biriyani and its peculiar taste….

Step 1 – Preparing Chicken masala


  • Hyderabadi Biriyani Masala – 1 tbsp (Can use any other biriyani masala also)
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp (if you are on Keto diet, else need only 1 tsp)
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no, slit
  • Salt – as needed
  • Fresh chicken – 300 gms
  • Tomato – 1 no, sliced
  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup (Finely chopped)
  • Onion – 2 nos, sliced
  • Mint leaves – 1/2 cup (Finely chopped)
  • Water – 1/3 cup


Add ghee to a heated pan. Add chilli, ginger garlic paste and saute for about 10 secs. Now add onion, a pinch of salt and saute till onion turns golden brown. Then add biriyani masala powder and saute for 10 sec. Add tomato, chopped mint and coriander leaves, saute till mix turns mushy. Add chicken and salt as needed, 1/3 cup of water and mix well. Cover and cook till chicken is done well and gravy thickens(Add more water only if needed)

Homemade biryani masala recipe https://indidiet.com/recipe/biriyani-masala/

Step 2 (Cooking Cauliflower Rice)


  • Ghee – 2 tbsp (for Keto diet else use only 1 tsp)
  • Cauliflower – 450 gms
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom – 3 nos
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup (Finely chopped)
  • Mint leaves – 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)


Separate the cauliflower florets and immerse in hot water for some time for proper cleaning and to get rid of any worms in it. Drain and chop/grate the cauliflower into rice size pieces. Prepare a pan and add ghee to it when it is hot. When the ghee is hot add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and saute for a while. Now toss in the chopped cauliflower, salt as needed, few chopped coriander, mint leaves and lemon juice. Saute till cauliflower turns light golden in colour.

Step 3 (Preparing Dum)


  • Fried onion – For garnishing
  • Fried Cashews – Few
  • Chopped mint and coriander leaves for garnishing


Spread this on the prepared chicken masala. Top it with chopped leaves, fried onion and cashews. Cover and cook for few minutes over low flame. Tasty grain free Cauliflower Rice-Chicken Biriyani is ready.

Note: Packed Cauliflower rice is available in stores

Detailed step by step cooking video below


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