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Schezwan Cauliflower Fried Rice

This is an easy Indo-Chinese fried rice recipe made with cauliflower fritters. This is a quick rice recipe and also a quick tiffin box recipe. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Rice & Biryani
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Keyword: Indo Chinese, Indo chinese fried rice, indo chineses main course
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Ipsa Faujdar


  • 1 medium cauliflower (20- 25 florets)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup refined flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt (as per taste)
  • 1 tsp red chilli sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 pinch red food color optional
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 2 tbso oil (for rice)
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic crushed/ paste
  • 2 tbsp schezwan sauce
  • 1/2 cup spring onions
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


Prepare Rice

  • Wash and clean rice thoroughly.
  • Cook till it's just cooked. Don't overcook as dish will be messy with overcooked rice.

Prepare Cauliflower Fritters

  • Mix refined flour, corn flour, salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli sauce, red chilli powder. 
  • Add water and make a batter of medium thick consistency.
  • In the meanwhile clean cauliflower florets with hot water. 
  • Soak them in hot water for 2 minutes. 
  • Then remove from water and wash with cold water.
  • Dip florets into batter one by one and drop into hot oil.
  • Deep fry till it turns golden. Remove from oil once done.    

Making of Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a  pan.
  • Add chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, green chillies and saute for 2 minutes on high flame. 
  • Add schezwan sauce and stir well.
  • Add cooked rice, cauliflower fritters and give it a nice and gentle stir. (keep it on high flame)
  • Add salt as per taste. Add black pepper and onion greens.
  • Garnish with some more spring onions and serve hot.