Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vegetable Biriyani


400   g   Basmati Rice
100   g   Mixed Vegetable -cauliflower, potato, carrot, beans
   50  g    Green Peas
1   no      Sliced Onion
3   no      Sliced Green Chilies
               Salt to taste
2 tsp        Red Chili Powder
1 tsp        Cinnamon(, Caraway Seeds
4              Cloves
1/2 tsp     Black Pepper Powder
5              Tomato
75  g       curd
4 tbsp      Vegetable Oil
1/2 tsp      Mustard Seeds
3 tbsp      Dry Fruits (cashew nuts, raisin)

  • Wash the basmati rice well before cooking. Then take rice with 3-3/4 cup water and a little salt added to it and 2 tbsp of dry fruits. Cook it in pressure cooker or in a pan or microwave.
  • Cut all the vegetables into small thin pieces and fry each one of it separately in oil. Fry the green peas also.
  • Take 1 tblsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, green chili, cinnamon and caraway seeds powder, cloves, black pepper powder and stir for about half minute. Then add onions and sauté them for a minute ot till they get pink in color.
  • Add salt and red chili powder and stir.
  • Add fine chopped tomatoes and fry till they are properly cooked.
  • Take the curd and make it fine by putting in a blender for just 2 rotations. Add this fine curd and stir well. Heat it for about 10 seconds.
  • Add all the fried vegetables.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well with very light hands so that the rice grain doesn't break. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Take this vegetable biryani out in a rice serving dish.
  • Garnish with dry fruits and green coriander leaves.

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