Friday, July 25, 2008

Vegetable Biryani..

Biryani is a one pot meal which is exotic,nutritious and involves mess-free cooking.People make Biryani in many ways..But I love the Biryani made by my best friend's mom...The following recipe is given by her..I tried out last sunday and it came out so well..

You will need:

2 cups basmati rice(soaked for 30 mins and drained)
1/4 cup fresh green peas/corn
1/4 cup carrot chopped
1/4 cup beans chopped
1/4 cup cauliflower chopped
1/4 cup tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup soya chunks boiled and drained
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups water
1/2 cup scallions/small onions
6 green chillies
6-7 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
6-7 sprigs of fresh coriander
10-12 mint leaves
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 cardomom
1 star anise
1/2 tspoon jeera/saunf
1 bay leaf
6-7 cashewnuts
1/2 tspoon red chilly powder
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
1/4 tspoon coriander powder
1/4 tspoon jeera powder
2-3 tspoon ghee
2 tspoon oil

Grind onions,garlic-ginger,green chillies,coriander and mint leaves to a smooth paste.

Coarsely powder the spices..

Heat the oil in heavy bottom pan..Add the bay leaf and cashews and fry till golden brown.

Add the ground paste and saute for a couple of mins..

Add the ground spice,turmeric,chilli ,jeera and coriander powder .Add the tomatoes to the mixture and cook till the oil separates..

Add the vegetables and stir fry for a minute..

Add the drained rice and stir for a min..Add the water and coconut milk and bring to boil..Add required amount of salt .Cook them for 10-15 mins in low fire with lid covered.

Add ghee and mix well before serving..
This is aromatic and draws all the inmates of ur home to the dinning table..
You can serve this spicy dish with cool cucumber-onion raitha.

1 comment:

  1. hi madhu,,,very neat presentation,The biriyani looks absolutely delicious,looking at them makes me happy and hungry.:).makes my mouth water,,,,,,,rrrrrrrrrr,and excellent pictures too