Vegetable Biriyani

Have tried couple of versions and honestly I flunked in all, Below one seem to be better of all. Enjoyed a wholesome meal wlhich tasted really like Biriyani for the first time ;)

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Chopped vegetables - 3 cups (Carrots,Beans,Broccoli,Babycorn,potatoes,peas etc)
Fried Nuts - Per choice
Mint leaves - A Handful
Biriyani Masala - 3 sp
Ghee / Oil
Curd - 1/2 cup
Grated Ginger - 1 sp
Grated Garlic - 1 sp
Fried onion / Chopped onion - 1 big
Saffron soaked in milk/water for 15-20 mins - a pinch (Opt)

Raw Masala:- (Can add your choice of masalas, I added the below ones)
Biriyani leaf - 3 + 3
Cloves - 3 + 3
Cinnamon stick - 1 + 1
Cardamom - 2 + 2

Wash well and soak the rice for 30 mins.
Shallow fry the onions in ghee/oil and set aside, or can deep fry or can use store bought fried onions.
In 6 cups of water, add half of the Raw Masalas, pinch of salt, Half of mint leaves, 2 spoons of ghee/oil.
Bring it to a nice boil. Add the rice, cover cook (Hardly 5-10 minutes) and immediately drain once rice is 85-90% cooked. Add saffron to it, if available. Set aside.

In 2-3 spoons of ghee/oil, saute the ginger, garlic, raw masalas, onions. Add the chopped vegetables. Once partly cooked, add remaining mint leaves. cover and cook till 75-80 % done.
Add required amount of salt, Biriyani masala. Finally add curd, and give a good mix.

In a wide baking dish, layer the vegetable masala,sprinkle the nuts and then a layer of cooked rice, one on top to form 2-3 layers of each. Cover with foil paper and bake at 350' for about 25-40 minutes.

Remove, give a good mix and serve with raitha.


lata raja said...

What a wonderful layered biriyani. Am sure it tastes so good. The curd gives it that extra butterlicious flavour.

Priya said...

Yum!!such a droolworthy dish..

Sanghi said...

Lovely dish..!

sowmya said...

i make this regularly..have it in my blog..yours look yumm..

Priya Narasimhan said...

love the idea of using mints leaves in biryani..bookmarking.

Parita said...

Looks very inviting dear!

Soma Pradhan said...

Vegetable Biryani Looks amazing

lissie said...

biriyani looks delicious! nutritious too...

Vemula Madhu said...

looks tempting
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