Vegetable Biryani | Mixed Vegetable

 

Vegetable Biryani | Mixed Vegetable

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Vegetable Biryani | Mixed Vegetable

Ingredients

    For rice :
  • Basmati - 2 cups ( 1 cup = 250 ml )
  • Boiled hot water - 6 1/2 cups
  • Oil + ghee - 5 tbsp
  • Onion - 1 thinly sliced
  • Cashews - 15 nos
  • Raisins - 3 tbsp
  • Clove - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon stick - 1" piece - 2 nos
  • Cardamom - 3 nos
  • Salt to taste or 2 tsp
  • Rose water - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
    For Masala :
  • Oil + ghee - 5 tbsp
  • Onion - 3 thinly sliced
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp crushed
  • Garlic - 1 tbsp crushed
  • Green chilli - 8 nos crushed
  • Tomato - 1 big cut into lengthwise
  • Chopped vegetables ( carrot, beans, cauliflower, cabbage ,frozen green peas ) - 3/4 cup each
  • Mint leaves - 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste or 2 tsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Lime juice - 2 tbsp ( squeeze one lime )
  • Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp
    For dum :
  • Saffron - 1/2 tsp ( dissolved in 1/4 cup of warm milk)
  • Set aside fried onion , cashews & raisins
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Wash & soak rice for 1/2 an hour
  2. Heat oil in a deep bottom sauce pan over medium heat
  3. Saute onion until it is slightly golden brown
  4. Add ginger, garlic, green chilli and mint leaves, saute well for 1 minute
  5. Add tomatoes and saute for 3 minute or until it slightly mushy
  6. Add cleaned chopped vegetables , turmeric powder , pepper powder , salt and water
  7. Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes and reduce the flame to low
  8. Cook for another 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender & gravy becomes thick
  9. Saute in between , now add the lime juice , garam masala powder and coriander leaves
  10. Switch off the stove and keep aside
    Method to prepare rice :
  1. Heat a large deep bottom sauce pan over medium heat , add oil & saute onion till its golden brown
  2. Remove onion to a plate , add cashews & raisins, saute for few seconds, remove & keep aside
  3. In the same pan add clove, cinnamon and cardamom, wait few seconds
  4. Then add drained and cleaned rice - saute 5 to 8 minutes in medium heat , stir continuously
  5. Pour the boiled hot water and add salt , garam masala powder & rose water
  6. Cook in medium heat for 5 minutes , then bring heat to medium - low cook for 15 minutes
  7. Stir 2 to 3 times in between & switch off the stove
    For Dum process :
  1. Heat prepared vegetable masala over medium - low heat
  2. Spread 1 tbsp of fried onion cashew - raisin mix & 1/2 tsp of coriander leaves on the top
  3. Then add big scoops of rice to create one layer on top of masala. Sprinkle some saffron milk, spread out fried onion and cashew- raisin mix
  4. Create another layer of rice , add some saffron milk and spread fried onion cashew - raisin mix
  5. Repeat creating layers until the entire cooked rice is finished
  6. At the topmost layer, add coriander leaves for garnish
  7. Cover with a tight lid and cook very low heat for 5 to 8 minutes
  8. Serve hot biriyani rice with masala accompanied by raita, green chutney & pickle
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