Dec 5, 2008

Vegetable Biryani


Ingredients:
  • Oil or Ghee
  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  • Whole garam masala (Cloves - 3, Cinnamon - 1 inch, Cardamom- 1)
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • salt
  • green chilli - 1 slit
  • veggies of ur choice
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Biryani masala - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
  • Methi leaves - 6 or 7
  • Fried onion and corriander leaves for garnishing

Preparation:

Presoak Basmati Rice in water for about 15 to 30 mins. In a pressure cooker, add Oil + Whole garam masala + Onion + turmeric pdr--&  saute till Onion turns golden brown in color. 

Now add Ginger garlic paste & saute till the raw smell leaves. Add green chilli + Tomato + Veggies of ur choice (I used carrot, Brocolli, beans , Mushroom, Red Capsicum, yellow Capsicum, Green Capsicum, Potatoes, few Cauliflower florets, Peas) + 6 to 10 Methi leaves + Biryani Masala + salt 

After making sure that the veggies are 80% cooked, add water (proportion is 1 cup of rice : 1.5 cup of water)Once the water starts boiling, add rice and check the salt. After checking the salt, close the lid and allow 2 whistles. Alternatively, you can also cook it in an electric rice cooker. Garnish with fried onion and coriander leaves. Goes excellent with Raitha.

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