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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Vegetable Hari Biryani / Vegetarian Green Biryani

Vegetable Hari Biryani
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Onion chopped - 2 nos
Tomato chopped - 2 nos
Mixed vegetable chopped - 1 cup
Soya chunks - 15 nos ( optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10 nos
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 4 tsp
Water - 3 cups

Hari masala paste ingredients
Green chilli - 4 to 5 nos
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Mint leaves chopped - 1/2 bunch
Coriander leaves chopped - 1/4 bunch
Ginger & garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1" piece
Cloves - 3 nos
Cardamom - 2 nos
Green Biryani
1. Grind the Hari masala ingredients to smooth paste.
2. Soak the soya chunks in boiling water for 5 mins, drain from water and squeeze the excess water.
3. Heat oil in a deep pan, add the cashew nuts and fry until brown, drain the cashew nuts and set aside.
4. In the same oil add cumin seeds and when the crackle add chopped onions and sauté for few seconds until onion becomes soft.
5. Add the chopped mixed vegetables to the pan and sauté for few more mins.
6. Add chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until tomatoes are soft.
7. Next add the ground Hari masala paste to the pan and sauté on medium heat for 2 mins.
8. Now add water, required salt, turmeric powder and soya chunks to the pan and bring the gravy to boil, when the liquid starts boiling add the basmati rice and stir well.
9. Cover and cook the biryani until 1/4th liquid is absorbed by the rice.
10. Again gently stir well, cover the pan with tight lid and cook biryani on low heat for 8 to 10 mins until rice is tender and cooked.
11. Serve hot biryani with raita or curry of your choice.
Hari Biryani

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