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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vegetable Biryani


Ingredients
Basmati rice-2cups
Mixed vegetables-1 1/2 cups( potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, carrot, peas, mushroom etc)
Onion big chopped-1
Tomatoes medium chopped-2
Coriander and Mint leaves chopped-2cups
Ghee or Butter-4 to 5 tbsp
Salt to taste
Roasted Cashewnuts-20
Saffron strings soaked in milk-6

For tempering
Bay leaf-1
Jeera-1tsp

Roast and grind the following to smooth paste
Whole dry Kashmiri chilli-5 to 6
Coriander seeds-1tbsp
Garlic cloves-6
Ginger-1/2"
Cinnamon-1"
Cardamom-2
Fennel seeds-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp

Method
In a large pan heat 2 tbsp of ghee or butter, add the bay leaf and cumin seeds. When crackles add 2 cups of water and season with salt.  
Bring the water to boil and add the washed basmati rice. Cover with lid, simmer and cook until 3/4th done ( keep stirring occasionaly so the rice doesn't stick to the bottom of pan). When the rice is 3/4th done, spread the rice on large plate and allow to cool. 
In another pan heat rest of the ghee or butter, add the chopped onion and sauté till onions turn pink. Add the chopped mixed vegetables, sauté for few mins. Add the ground masala and fry until raw smell of  masala leaves. Now add the tomatoes, coriander and mint leaves, curd and required salt. Add little water and cook until the vegetables are tender. 
Divide basmati rice equally. Take an oven safe deep vessel, spread half basmati rice below and add the vegetable gravy above the rice. Now again spread rest of the basmati rice above the gravy. 
Finally add roasted cashews and sprinkle the saffron along with milk above the rice. Cover the vessel with a lid and put the vessel into the oven and bake for 5 mins. Before serving mix the rice well( mix gently so that long grains does not break). Serve hot with Raita.

23 comments:

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Biryani looks yumm

Prathibha said...

Yumy Biriyani..Even i posted a biriyani today dear..hv a look at it..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Delicious Veg biriyani!very spicy and yummy.

Sarah Naveen said...

nice pic..and biryani looks absolutely delicious,,yummy yumm

Vrinda said...

Nice colorful biryani....

Priya said...

Fantastic dish, looks delicious..

Ammu Madhu said...

mm...mm..yummy

alessandra said...

Mmmm, must be delicious!

RV said...

Mouthwatering Biriyani Mye...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

That's one yummy and delicious looking platter of veg briyani :)

Gita said...

Briyani looks so colorful and tasty :)

Nostalgia said...

Now that looks great.. yummilicious

Nandini said...

Wow!!! Lovely and tasty briyani! Grinding whole red chili with spices is new to me. Love the addition of broccoli.

Nandini said...

Wow!!! Lovely and tasty briyani! Grinding whole red chili with spices is new to me. Love the addition of broccoli.

Valarmathi said...

Yummy biryani, looks tempting and delicious.

Aps said...

I can eat veg biryani ne time..... I make it almost the same way...but never aded mint

Abhilash Pillai said...

Delicious mouth watery biriyani mythreyi.

Soma Pradhan said...

Never tried adding brocolli to rice.. will do next time

my kitchen said...

Delicious briyani,makes me hungry

Padhu said...

Yummy biriyani! Liked your idea of adding brocolli.

Usha said...

Biryani looks yum and inviting !

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe for biryani and quiet easy as well..looks really good...

Anupama said...

Way too good Mye... I've bookmarked it!