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Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Evergreen Vegetable Biryani
Are you craving for flavorful rice with Your Favorite Mix of Vegetables? Make this easy biryani from Hyderabadi Cuisine.
Ingredients you'll need are
4cups Basmati rice
1/2 Cup Each of Chopped Cauliflower,Broccoli,French Beans and Carrots
1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon Ground spices cloves, cinnamon ,coriander seeds and cumin seeds(aka Garam Masala)
Few Whole Spices Cloves,Cumin seeds,Cinnamon sticks and cardamom
1 cup Chopped cilantro and mint
1 medium Onion Thinly Sliced
1/2 a lemon\lime, juiced
2 green chillies
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon salt
pinch of saffron dissolved in 2 tablespoon warm milk
3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
To make the Vegetable Biryani
Heat EVOO in a Saucepan with lid .Fry the thinly sliced onions until lightly golden brown. Remove the fried onions and set aside.Add the cumin seeds ,whole Spices and saute for a minute .Stir in the chopped Veggies and other spices. Cook Veggies while covered for another 10 minutes.
Meanwhile wash and soak rice for 15minutes. Boil about 8 cups of water in another large Skillet with lid and add salt and whole cloves. Drain the water from rice and add to the boiling water. Cook until its 70% done.
Make Layers and Cook Some more
Gather all the ingredients(Chopped Mint\Cilantro,Lime Juice ,Cooked Veggie mixture and crispy fried onions) to make the layers promptly.Drain the rice in a strainer. Real quick before the rice cools. Keep the same skillet used to boil rice back on heat. Add a table spoon of EVOO. Spread half the rice in the skillet.
Spread the vegetable mixture,Sprinkle the lime juice,crispy fried onions and chopped greens around the first rice layer.
Lastly layer the rest half of rice .
Sprinkle with onions,saffron mixture on top and cover. Cover tightly and cook for another 10 minutes until you see steam escaping from the lid. Wait another 10 minutes before removing the lid.
Before serving properly mix all the layers and serve with cooling yogurt chutney or Tomato Chutney.
Health Nut Note
Add a cup of brown rice along with white rice to make this biryani healthier.
Whip 2 cups of yogurt. Mix in finely 1 small onion, 1 green chilly ,1/4 cup chopped cilantro and season with Salt.
Other Yummy Biryani recipes Posted here
Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani
Shrimp Biryani(Prawn Biryani)