Friday, October 9, 2009

Vegetable Biryani

                Biryani, biriani  is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and meat/chicken/vegetablesThe spices and condiments used in biryani may include but are not limited to: ghee, peas, beans, cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander and mint leaves, ginger, onions, and garlic


Basmathi Rice - 1 cup(soak in water for 30 minutes)
Onion -1(finely chopped)
Ginger root - 1"
Garlic - 3 pods
Green chilli -4(slitted)
Carrot - 1(cut into squares)
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Beans -5(cut into pieces)
Cloves -4
Cardamom -2
Bay leaves -3
Badiyan(flowers) -3
Cinnamon - 1/2" stick
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt as required
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Clarified butter - 3 tbsp


1.Heat butter in a pan then add cloves,cardamom,bay leaves,cinnamon,badiyan and fry till nice aroma comes out of that.
2.Add slitted green chilli,chopped onions and fry till they become golden brown.
3.Add gingergarlic paste and fry till oil leaves the texture.Add chopped carrot ,chopped beans,peas,and cook for 5 minutes.
4.Add garam masala powder,coriander powder and stir for 5 minutes.Add soaked basmathi rice,water and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium flame by closing the lid.

     Now Vegetable biryani is ready for serving.Enjoy it with Raita.Please post ur comments on this recipe.

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