Vegetable Biryani

Posted by EsyRecipes Sunday, January 10, 2010

Discription:It is very easy vegetable biryani recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  • Chopped mixed vegetables - 1 cup (potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, beans, green peas, etc)
  • Onion - 1 big, chopped
  • Curd - 1 Tbsp (optional)
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds/Saunf - 1/4tsp
  • Cardamom / elakka - 2
  • Cloves / grampoo - 2
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Oil/Ghee - 3 Tbsp (or a little less, 'cuz mine came out a bit too oily)
For Spice Paste
  • Coconut - 2 Tbsp (optional)
  • Green chillies - about 6, adjust according to taste
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - a 1" piece
  • Ginger - a 1" piece
  • Garlic - 1 tbsp, ground paste
How to make:
  • Wash and soak rice for about 15 mins.
  • Cook in an open pot with 3 cups water until the rice is cooked yet firm. 
  • Alternately, you can pressure cook for one whistle with one cup water.
  • Grind the ingredients for spice paste adding very little water.
  • Meanwhile, cook the chopped vegetables in adequate water until cooked yet firm.
  • Heat oil/ghee and roast the fennel seeds, cardamom, cloves and bay leaf for about 30 seconds. 
  • Then add the onions and fry till it turns pink and translucent.
  • Add the semi cooked vegetables next and saute for 2-3 mins.
  • Mix in the ground spice paste and fry till the raw smells leaves it.
  • This shouldn't take more than 5 mins.
  • Next add the curd (if using), red chilli powder, turmeric powder, lime juice and salt and mix well.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the cooked rice and mix gently until well blended.


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