Friday, May 30, 2008


Vegetable Biryani
1 cup rice
2 potatoes
100 g peas
100 g beans
100 g carrots
100g cauliflower
200 g onion(4-5 small size)
100 g tomatoes (3-4)
2T curd
1 t jeera
1 black cardamom
2-3 bay leaves
5-8 pepper corns
3 cloves
1 piece cinnamon stick
1 small piece ginger
5-8 garlic cloves
1/4 t turmeric powder
1 t red chilli powder
3-4 pinch of saffron
1T milk
fat 5-6 T
salt to taste
  • Clean,wash and soak the rice.soak saffron in 1T milk.
  • Grate onion,blanched and chopped peas,string and dice beans,peel and dice carrots,cut the cauliflower flower only..chop the potatoes small cubes.
  • Roast the spices( jeera,black cardamom,1 bay leaves,pepper corns,cloves,cinnamon, along with ginger and garlic)
  • Take 2T fat in heavy bottomed pan and fry onions till golden brown.add ground spice paste and fry a little more time.
  • Add salt,redchilli powder,and turmeric powder, and blanched chopped tomatoes and beaten curd and fry for some time till the masala fryed well.
  • Add the chopped vegetable to fried masala and cover and cook over slow fire till the vegetable are tender and separates out.
  • Prepare rice as for boiled rice
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan .Add 1T of fat and spread 1/3 of boiled rice.Than layer 1/2 the cooked vegetable,and again spread 1/3 rice.
  • Layer with the rest of the vegetable and finally spread the last layer of rice.
  • Pour 1T melted oil
  • Sprinkle the top with saffron dissolved in milk.cover with a lid.keep over a hot tawa for 10-15 minutes.alternately ,keep in moderately hot oven for half an hour.
  • Cut 1 onion in to ring and deep fry to crisp brown colour.
  • serve the vegetable biryani hot garnish with fried onion rings



1 cup rice

water double the amount for rice by volume

2 small onion

1/2 t cumin seeds

1 black cardamom

2 cloves

1 small stick cinnamon

2 bay leaves

salt to taste

2t fat

100 g peas

100 g beans

100 g carrots


  • clean ,wash and soak the rice in water for half an hour.
  • shell peas,string and dice beans,peel and dice carrots and cut onion thinly sliced.
  • heat fat in heavy bottomed pan,add whole spices(cumin seeds,black cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,bay leaves .Fry for few minutes.And add the thinly sliced onion.Fry the onion is golden brown in colour ,add all the vegetable and fry few minutes on slow fire till the vegetable cooked and tender.
  • drain the rice (reserving the water) and add to the vegetable and fry for 4-5 minutes .
  • add measured amount of water (use the water in which rice has been soaked ) and salt.bring to boil.
  • reduce the heat and cook covered till the rice is done and the water dries ups.
  • serve hot with curry or raita.

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