Carrot and cauliflower biryani

This is one of those recipes that delivers far far more than its name suggests. It’s so full-flavoured and satisfying as well as delivering a wonderful depth of nutrients. Even better, it takes just 20-25 mins to make and is never going to break the bank.


  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • One large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped. Or a teaspoon of garlic purée
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of crushed chillies, or a large red or green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped – please spice to your own taste
  • 1-2 heaped tablespoons of turmeric
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of curry powder
  • Flaked sea salt to your taste
  • 3-4 large carrots, grated
  • half a cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 400-500g of basmati rice (Nuush clients use your plan portion)
  • 1.1L of veg stock – this is a rough guide, if it needs more, add it.
  • 4 dessert spoons of Greek yoghurt
  • Optional – 200g of korma (or any Indian) curry paste
  • Large handful of frozen peas
  • Fresh coriander to serve

Nuush clients: Please apply the portion sizes stated in your account and divide the recipe so that you make only as much you need.


In a large heavy, high-sided frying pan gently fry the onion and chilli in a couple of good large glugs of olive oil for a couple of mins until the onion is translucent, then add the garlic and dried spices, and some salt (about a teaspoon), stir and cook gently for another minute.

Now add the cauliflower and carrot and put a lid on the pan for 2-3 mins to let them soften. Then add the rice, curry paste if using, and the stock. Stir and put the lid on, cook on a gentle to medium heat until the water absorbs – stir every few mins It should take about 15 mins. Remember to add more stock or water if need be – if you do so you may need to add more seasoning. To finish, stir in the yoghurt and peas and and briefly heat through.

Taste for seasoning and serve with fresh coriander.

Nutrition Info


Carrots not only pack a punch of vitamin A and beta carotene – fabulous for eye health and vision as well as protection of DNA, normal function of the immune system, healthy skin and mucosal membranes. Carrots also provide plenty of vitamin C which supports immunity as well as skin and tissue health.


Good honest nutrition

Dangling a carrot in front of a donkey—or anyone else for that matter—is not nice, and not fair, unless you eventually plan to give it up to them.

Vera nazarian

Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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