|Vegetable briyani with potato chips and carrot onion raita.|
Vegetables:Cauli flower - 1/4 flower, potato - 1, butter beans(cooked)-1/2 cup ,
green beans - 10 , carrot -1 , green peas - 1/2 cup .
Other Ingredients:Basmathi rice / Jeeraga samba raw rice - 2 1/4 cups
salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red onion - 1 (big)
green chillis - 5 (slit).
Lemon - 1/4
water - (rice x 2) - 1 = 3 1/2 - curd measure = 3 cups
curd - 1/2 cup
To dry roast and powder:Fennel - 1 tsp
(or use garam masala powder)
(or use garam masala powder)
star aniseed - 1/2
kali jeera - 1/4 tsp
cinnamom stick - 2 inch
cardamom - 6
cloves - 4
cumin - 1/4 tsp
To temper: (whole spices)bay leaves - 2
cashew nuts -10
ghee - 5 tbsp
Masala 1:Tomato - 2
Masala 2:cilantro- 20 tender plants
mint leaf -1 cup leaves
green chilly - 10
cashew - 5
Masala 3:Ginger - 2 inch
Garlic - 5 cloves
Preparation:wash and clean the vegetables. peel the skin of carrot, potato and cut into long thin slices.
Cut the green beans in to long pieces.
Pluck 5 -6 florets from the cauliflower.
Defreeze the green peas.
Wash the rice and soak it for 1/2 an hour.
Grind all the pastes separately.
Chop onion, chilly into long thin slices and keep aside.
Method:Heat ghee in a broad vessel or cooker.
Add the bay leaves and items given under tempering.
Then goes the chopped onion .
Fry it till golden brown and add the ginger garlic paste and stir well till the raw smell goes.
Now add the tomato paste and cook till the oil oozes out of it.
Then add the cilantro , mint paste and cook till the oil start oozing out. Now put the vegetables and add salt, powdered garam masala. Just stir well. Don't cook them now.
Now add the soaked rice and uncut green chillies to the cooker vessel along with the prepared masala. Squeeze some lime juice over.
Boil the require water separately and pour water, curd, mix well now and check for salt in this stage.Let it come to a boil. (Boiling the water before adding helps in evenly cooking the rice , otherwise sometimes we get some uncooked rice while making briyani).
Close with the cooker lid and put a pressure valve.
(I use a cooker vessel inside the cooker and pour some water around the base cooker, just like idly cooking. Mine is a 10 liter cooker, but we can prepare it directly in cooker if we have a small pressure cooker).
Wait till a whistle comes. Reduce the flame to medium and cook for exactly 5 minutes. Switch off and open lid once the pressure is gone.
Add a little ghee over the biriyani and wait for few minutes. Don't stir now.
Vegetable biriyani in cooker is ready!
Serving suggestions:Take out the briyani carefully without mashing the whole rice and serve hot.
Serve vegetable biryani hot with onion raitha and potato chips.
Serves 4 people or more people.
My other briyanis:Layered vegetable biryani,
Hyderabadi vegetable briyani
vegetable tawa biriyani.