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.
Cook Rice
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.
Mix Layers
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.

Yogurt Chutney
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
Soy Biryani

Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani

Fish Biryani

Shrimp Biryani(Prawn Biryani)

4 comments:

meetsudeshna said...

The Biriyani looks yummy and its good to see some spicy delicious veg preparation for the Veggies (am one on Mondays only).
Thanks for the recipe.
Catch me at http://bengalicuisine.wordpress.com

Yasmeen said...

Thanks for dropping by Sudeshna.
Do come again soon
I liked the sea food recipes posted on your blog.

Yasmeen

Anjum said...

Nice recipe.,mine is a diffrent one.,loved ur blog keep up the good work...n yes loved ur photography

meeso said...

Ooohhhh, looks so good! I will bookmark!

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