Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vegetable briyani

There are many ways and varieties for making vegetable briyani nicely. This is an easy version but a tasty one.

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Potatoes cut in to small cubes- 1 cup

Frozen green peas- 1 cup

Beans cut into ½ inch pieces- half cup

Shredded carrot- half cup

Finely sliced onions- 1 cup

Briyani rice- 2 cups

Crushed tomato- 1 cup

Lime juice- 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Ghee- 2 tbsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder- half sp

Finely chopped coriander- 1 tbsp

Mint leaves- a few

Grind the following ingredients coarsely:

Clove-1, cardamom-1, cinnamon 1 inch piece-1, red chilli-1, green chilli-1, small garlic flakes-6, shredded ginger- 1 tsp, fennel seeds- 1 tsp 

Grind the following ingredients in to fine paste:

Cashew nuts-3, shredded coconut-1 tbsp 


Wash and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.

Heat a vessel and pour the ghee and the oil.

Add the onion slices and fry them finely.

Then add the coarsely ground mixture and fry it on slow fire for a few minutes.

Then add the crushed tomatoes with the turmeric powder and fry them finely until the tomatoes are mashed finely and the oil floats on top.

Add the vegetables with enough salt and a little water.

Cook on medium fire until the vegetables are almost cooked.

Add the greens and mix well.

Pour 3 cups of hot water and the lime juice.

Mix the ground paste with 1 cup of water and pour this to the rice.  

Cook on medium fire.

When the rice is almost cooked, add enough salt and mix well.

When all the water is dried, put off the fire.

Cook the rice in ‘dhum’ for 15 minutes.

Mix once in between these minutes.

Drizzle little ghee on the rice.

The delicious vegetable briyani is ready to serve now!!