Vegetable Biryani


Biryani is a splendid dish among the rice dishes of Indian cuisine, and is served on most of the occasions. This is one of the dish that comes first to our mind when we think of a rice dish, which is rich in flavour. Vegetable biryani is a rice dish flavoured with spices and fresh vegetables making it a delicious, aromatic and a very popular dish. 
Vegetable Biryani

 Ingredients:
  • Basmathi Rice - 2 cups
  • Carrot - 1 (diced)
  • Beans - 7 (diced)
  • Peas - 1/4th cup
  • Cauliflower - 1/4 (separated into florets)
  • Potato - 1 (diced)
  • Onion - 1 (sliced)
  • Tomato - 2 (chopped)
  • Mint leaves - handful 
  • Coriander leaves - handful
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Cloves - 4
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Ghee - 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Biryani masala - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Curd - 1/4 th cup
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
 


Method:
  1. Wash and soak rice 1 cup rice  : 1 and a half cup water ratio for an hour.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and saute.
  3. Add the mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add onions and saute until they are slightly brown.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and saute.
  6. Add tomatoes and saute, then add turmeric powder, chilli powder and saute until  the tomatoes are soft.
  7. Now add the cut vegetables and saute well. 
  8. Add the biryani masala, salt and curd and stir well, allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Now add the rice (along with water) and stir, add the required amount of salt and allow rice to cook. 
  10. Remove from heat, add ghee, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with onion raitha.
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