Veg. Dum Biryani

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Ok, so I will confess that I am a big rice lover. I love it in any form and every form; and veg biryani is no exception. Veg biryani is considered as the most dreaded recipe of rice, but I think its just an elaborate recipe, and not much tricky 😉

Lets look at the recipe…

INGREDIENTS:

  • Basmati Rice – 1 bowl
  • Star Anise – 1 pc
  • Clove – 1 pc
  • Green Cardamom – 1 pc
  • Black Pepper – 2 pc
  • Bay Leaf – 1 pc
  • Salt -to taste
  • Oil – for frying sliced onion
  • Ghee – 3-4 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 small (sliced thinly)
  • Onion (cut) – 1 tbsp.
  • Shahi Jeera – 1/4 tsp
  • Carrot (cut small) – 1 tbsp
  • Cauliflower (cut into florets) – 1/2 bowl
  • Peas (frozen) – 1 tbsp
  • Beans (cut small) – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic (paste/chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 1 pc (cut)
  • Biryani Masala – 1/2-1 tbsp.
  • Beaten Curd – 1/2-1 tbsp.
  • Mint Leaves (chopped) – 1/2-1 tbsp.
  • Coriander Leaves (chopped) – 1/2-1 tbsp.
  • Saffron – 4-5 strands
  • Milk – 1 tbsp.
  • Food Colour – few drops (optional)

METHOD:

  • Wash rice properly and let it soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Heat milk and add saffron in it. Keep aside.
  • Fry sliced onion in oil and keep it aside.pizap.com14411021265891
  • Now heat water in a big vessel and add clove, cardamom, bay leaf, black pepper, star anise, salt and little ghee.
  • Cook it till 85-90% done.pizap.com14411019878531

* Heat oil in a wok/kadhai.
* Now add shahi jeera.
* Add ginger, garlic and green chilli.
* Now add the vegetables and after 2 minutes add the biryani masala and salt.
* Let it cook for a while and then add beaten curd.
* Add little bit of chopped mint and coriander leaves.
* Cook till the masala releases oil.
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  • Take out half of the vegetable mixture and then start layering.
  • Layer the vegetable with rice, ghee, coriander-mint, fried onion, milk-saffron, food colour (optional).  Sprinkle little water (if necessary),
  • Keep in mind to have rice on the top.
  • Now cover the kadhai with an aluminum foil and put the lid.
  • Let it cookat low flame for 10 minutes.
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* Remove the cover and relish the biryani with raita and papad.

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