Monday, 29 April 2013

recipes of veg biryani

Prep time : 15-20 minutes
Cook time : 20-30 minutes

A very simple and easy Biryani recipe without much spices .This goes well with raitha, dahi, salad, papads and chips. If you have all the vegetables cut and kept ready, then it hardly takes 10 minutes to prepare this. Even bachelors can prepare this. Here is a simple and yummy biryani recipe that can be prepared at home in no time. A healthy and delicious biryani with vegetables and rice.


1.     1 cup rice
2.     a little milk
3.     2 pinches of saffron (kesar) strands
4.     2 onion sliced
5.     2 tbsp broken kaju
6.     2 tbsp raisins (kismis)
7.     3 tomatoes finely chopped
8.     2 capsicums sliced
9.     1 1/2 cups mixed boiled vegetables (cauliflower, carrots,   potatoes, green peas)
10.   1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
11.   4 tbsp ghee
12.   Salt to taste

Ingredients for paste:

1.     4 green chillies
2.     6 cloves of garlic (lehsun)
3.     25 mm. piece ginger (adrak)
4.     1 onion for paste
5.     1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
6.     1/2 tsp chilli powder 
7.     3 cardamoms (ilaichi)
8.     3 cloves (laung / lavang)
9.     2 sticks cinnamon (dalchini)
10.   6 mint leaves (phudina)

Recipe :

1.   Boil rice in four cups of boiling water with salted , 3 cardamoms (elaichi), 3 cloves (laung / lavang), 2 stick of cinnamon (dalchini), until each grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Drain excess water and set aside.
2.   Warm the saffron in a small vessel, add a little water and rub. Add the saffron liquid to the cooked rice and mix properly.
3.   Heat the ghee and fry add kaju and raisins (kismis) for a few seconds then remove it. In the same ghee, also fry slice onion for few seconds. Remove and keep aside for garnish biryani.
4.    In the same ghee, add the chillies – garlic – ginger - onion paste and fry for 1 to 2 mints.
5.   Then, add onions slice and saute for few seconds.
6.   Then, add the tomatoes and capsicum and fry again for 3 to 4 mints. If you like, sprinkle a little water then do it.
7.   Add the boiled vegetables and also add chilli powder, turmeric powder.
8.   At last, Add boiled rice with coriander leaves and mint leaves (phudina).
9.   Once done, mix it gently, garnish with fried onions and serve hot with raitha or papads.


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