Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Vegetable Biryani

I wanted to share this simple recipe for the Veggie lovers who are willing to try this recipe and eat to their hearts content.... Do let me know how did it taste..and don't forget to invite me the next time you plan to make this..

1 kg basmati rice
1 1/2 kg cauliflower, beans, carrots
1 small katori garlic pods
1 finger-sized piece ginger
10-12 sprigs coriander
15 green pepper, chopped lengthwise
8 large sized onions
1 bunch mint leaves
4 medium tomatoes
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp peppercorns
8 tez patta (bay leaves)
SaltOil for frying

  • Slice the eight large onions. Heat oil and fry with whole spices.
  • Grind ginger, garlic, coriander and mint.
  • Chop tomatoes.
  • Add 1/2 tsp haldi to the sauteed onions, garlic, tez patta and then ground paste and saute further, till the mixture is well done.
  • Add tomatoes and green peppers.
  • Add salt, approximately two teaspoon.
  • Add vegetables that have been cut in biggish pieces.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Let vegetables boil.
  • Then lower heat and cook till vegetables are done.
  • Cook the rice with nearly double the amount of water (i.e. per cup rice, 1 1/2 cups water).
  • Boil till parboiled.
  • Then mix with vegetables and cook again in the oven or on a very slow flame on the stove till done.

Happy Cooking.... !!!!!!!!!!


Neelum said...

Wow this looks like a great when are you going to make it? I can't wait to enjoy the biryani......

Neelum said...

We made this and it turned out to be GREAT !! I suggest it is a must try for every husband wanting to please his wife ;)