Saturday, June 29, 2013

Layered Vegetable Biriyani




Ingredients (serves for 2)


Basmati rice - 1 1/4 cup ( 1 cup size = 150 ml)
cardamom -3
cinnamon sticks - 4
bay leaves - 1
cloves - 3
oil - 6 tsp
salt - as needed
onion - 1
green peas - 1/2 cup
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
carrot - 1
beans - 8 -10 nos
potato - 1
coriander leaves (chopped) - 3 tsp
mint leaves (chopped) - 3 tsp
cauliflower - 6 -8 florets
pepper powder - 3/4 tsp
chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
curd - 4 tsp
green chilli - 2 (slit lengthwise)
food color - a pinch (optional)
turmeric - a pinch

Method:


  • Soak basmati rice for 1/2 an hour or more and cook it with 2 cups of water ( 2 cups for pressure cooker / 3 cups for electric cooker) , 1 cardamom, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 clove and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • chop the vegetables and slice the onions.
  • heat a heavy bottomed vessel with 4 tsp of oil and add the sliced onions. 
  • Fry until golden brown and keep aside.
  • In the same vessel, add 2 tsp of oil and add 2 cardamom, 2 cloves, bay leaves and 3 cinnamon sticks and saute it for a min. 
  • add ginger garlic paste, beans, carrot, potato, cauliflower, green chilli and green peas and saute it for 2 mins. 
  • Mix chilli powder, pepper powder, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala to it and leave it for 2 more mins. cook in medium flame.
  • Add 4 tsp of curd and saute well it the masala gets blended with the vegetables. 
  • cook it for 8 - 10 mins. If it sticks to the kadai, then sprinkle some water till the vegetables get cooked. This mixture has to be dry, so cook until the water is gone and veggies are also cooked.
  • Take a oven safe bowl and the cooked rice as first layer.
  • then add 1 tsp of chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves and fried onions as second layer followed by veg mixture. 
  • dissolve the food color in little water.
  • add one more layer of rice and sprinkle food color. now add coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves and fried onions. repeat the same process until you are out of veggie mixture. 
  • finish with layer of rice and fried onions.

  • Keep it in microwave oven for 4 mins. 
  • Mix well with a fork and Serve hot with raitha.



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