Friday, December 12, 2008

Vegetable Biryani


INGREDIENTS

2 cups of mixed veggis ( potatoes , carrots , greenpeas, beans, califlower )
2 cups basmathi rice

1 onion ( sliced)
1/2 cup tomato puree ( use canned puree to get the good colour to biryani)
2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
6 to 7 green chillis ( slit)
cilantro ( handfull)
mint (optional)

4 cloves
4 cardamom
2 inch cinnamon stick

1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder

6 tbs oil
2 tbs ghee

1/4 cup cashews (grind to a smooth paste )
pinch of safforn ( soaked in 1/4 cup warm milk)

1 tsp Garam masala for sprinkling in layers

METHOD
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Wash and Soak rice for 20 min , Cook 2 cups of rice with 3-1/2 cups of water and 1 tsp of salt
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Chop all the veggies in to big pieces
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Heat oil in a pan , add cloves , cardamom , cinnamon then add sliced onions , sprinkle salt
and cook on low flame until onions are brown
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Now add green chillis and cilantro fry for a min , and add tomato puree , cumin powder , coriander powder , red chilli powder mix everything and cook on low flame for 5 min
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Then Add chopped veggies , cover and cook on low flame for 10 min or until veggies are soft
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Now add cashew paste and garam masala powder mix everything and cook for another 5 min , and turn off the stove
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Take a baking dish , add a layer of veggi mixture ,top it with rice , ghee and garam masala , again add remaining veggi mixture ,top it with remaining rice , ghee ,garam masala and saffron milk
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Cover with tight lid or foil ,bake on a preheated 350 oven for 30 min
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Done , serve hot

29 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. so colorful. wanna grab it right away from the computer.. :)

Sagari said...

Mahima -- thank u

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely pic..biryani....send me a plate...

Sahaja said...

Awesome.....

much better presentation than many other restaurants I think!!

Varsha Vipins said...

That luks awesome!!..so much of color..whoa..

srikars kitchen said...

wow... so colourful & delicious... looks perfect & nice clicks...

arundati said...

the biryani looks delish!! so much colour.....

Pearlsofeast said...

Sagari it is looking absolutely tempting.I have never baked biryani and I should try your method. Thanks for sharing.

Happy cook said...

WOw i love the varitety of colours you have in that rice.
Delcioius and beautiful.

Trupti said...

wow biryani looks very delicious and colorful..nice photos

meeso said...

Looks great, and fairly simple!

Jaishree said...

lovely pic.Biriyani looks awesome..

DEESHA said...

that looks soo colorful & yummy .. nice pic sagari

Smitha said...

Sagari, the biriyani looks so colourful and it is so inviting...

Pavithra Kodical said...

Biryani looks yummy and nice pic..

Curry Leaf said...

Colourful and tempting.I love biryabi and keep trying various version and love each version.Will try this.The baking idea is very good.I also use store bought puree/paste-convenient and colourful

AnuSriram said...

Wow... what a lovely pictures... Looks delicious!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Colourful pictures tempt more to try this out...!

Cham said...

It came out perfect, very beautiful

Miri said...

That is one beautiful looking biryani!

Kalai said...

Sagari, that is amazing looking biryani! I'm a die hard carnivore and this is so tempting me! :)

G.Pavani said...

ooh...looking yummy n delicious biryani yaar,

Valarmathi said...

Wow that looks colorful and very tempting too.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so colorful. Nice recipe. Looks so good. Turned out perfect for u. YUM!

Gita's Kitchen said...

The pictures looks so lovely, I am simply drooling over the briyani :)

Deepa Hari said...

Biryani looks colourful and tempting.

Sanghi said...

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Geri said...

Looks great. I love biryani.

vivari said...

the biryani looks really good and really nice pics
vivari