Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Veg Biriyani

ThisVegetable Biryani recipe is a rice recipe that is cooked on special occasions such as festivals, parties, celebrations.This Recipe is veryyyy delicious.This Recipe post was amongst one of the few recipes that I wanted to post from a long time. One of my favorite food is the biryani. My mom makes the best biryanis and I have seen her many times cooking biryani with a lot of love and care. This Vegetable Biryani Recipe is one of the best biryani I have made so far .It is a rich dish as it uses dry fruits, spices, herbs and yogurt. The vegetables include capsicum, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, green peas. The rice grains were fluffy, cooked well and separate.In fact, it came out so well and tasted lip smackingly yum……. All I can say is that each bite of this vegetable biryani recipe was heavenly.
I must say….There should be no hurry ……and cooking a biryani takes up some time.
So friends with out much ado lets start the recipe & I hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as I enjoyed.
Here goes the preparation method of this classic Indian Vegetable biriyani dish.....


Basmati rice   2 cups
 Mixed vegetable(cauliflower, potato, carrot, french beans, mushrooms)  1 cup
 Green peas 150 grams
soybean badi (boiled)1 cup
Thinly sliced onion 3
Ginger Garlic Paste- 3tsp
Thin sliced green chillies 2
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder   1 tsp.
Cinnamon, Caraway seeds 2 tsp.
cardamom  1
Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp.
Tomato 3 sliced
Yogurt (curd) 1/2 cup
Mint leaves 1 bunch
 Oil 4 tbsp.
Sahi Jeera-   1/2 tsp.
 Dry fruits (cashew nuts,alomds) 3 tbsp.
Safron soaked in ½ cup of milk.
Fried Onions- 1 small cup
Chopped coriander leaves
 Wash rice well & soak for atleast 1 hour before cooking. In the boil water  add little bit oil & then The soaked rice & let it cook for 3-4 min. Rice to be cooked only 70%-80%.
 Cut all the vegetables into small thin pieces and Heat oil in a kadai & fry each one of it separately tll 70% done. Also fry the green peas & soybean badi.
 In a vessel  spluter sahi jeera .Then addgreen chilli, cinnamon , Cardamom and caraway seeds powder, cloves, black pepper powder for about half minute and then add onions. Fry till the color of onion changes to pink. Add Ginger garlic paste & sautĂ© till oil separates from masala.
 Add salt and red chilli powder and stir it properly. Make a fine paste of mint leaves & add it with yogurt . It will give a nice smell.
Add fine chopped tomatoes and fry till they are properly cooked.
 Next add yogurt & mint leaves mixture and stir well for about 10 seconds.
 Now add Half of the rice & half of  the fried vegetables, Cashews & almonds.Sprinkle some fries onion.Make sure the flame should be low. Then put rest of rice. Then add the left over vegetables on top. Add the fried onions again.Add chopped coriander & Mint leaves.Add saffron and mix well with very light hands so that the rice grain doesn't break. Cook for about 3 minutes.
Serve Hot with any kind of Raita....

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Amit Pattnaik said...
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Amit Pattnaik said...

Very nicely explained steps :) The only new thing for me was using the paste of mint leaves , I will surely try this way the next time.
After having turned a complete vegetarian a few years back, this veg. biryani has always been one of my most fave dishes on holidays or special occasions :D (friends coming over or some festival etc). It's true that preparing a biryani takes a lot of time and requires patience. But it's the arrangement of the ingredients that takes more time :D, chopping this, frying that, keeping this aside, boiling that.... But the more one does every little thing meticulously, the more delectable & delicious it comes out.
Keep cooking. All the very Best :)

Pranati Nath said...

thanks amit for such sweet comments..:)

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