Saturday, 18 February 2012

Mild Vegetable Biriyani

An Yummy Vegetable Biriyani.

Ingredients :-
  • 4 glasses (250 ml each) Basmathi rice washed one to two times in cold water
  • 2 tea spoons Ginger & Garlic paste
  • 10-12 small Green Chillies
  • 6-8 Cloves
  • 4 Elaichis (Cardamoms)
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Small piece of Cinnamon
  • 1 Big Onion (cut into long thin slices)
  • 1 Carrot (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 Potato (cut into medium size cubes)
  • 1 Tomato (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/4 cup Beans
  • A bunch of Mint leaves (optional)
  • 4 table spoons cooking Oil
  • Salt
Preparation Method :
  1. Pour 4 table spoons of cooking oil into a pressure cooker large enough for the preparation (and well cleaned of course) and heat.
  2. Add chillies, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon first.
  3. Add the long thin slices of onion with a pinch of turmeric powder and fry till light golden brown.
  4. Now add all the vegetables (carrot, potato and beans) and keep frying for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add 2 spoons of ginger and garlic paste and add the prewashed rice.
  6. Mix all the ingredients for about 1 minute.
  7. Add 4 1/2 glasses (250 ml each) of water to this mixture and add salt to your taste (generally 3 to 4 tea spoons).
  8. If you wish to add mint leaves, you may add them now.
  9. Let this simmer on the stove for about 20 minutes with the lid closed (but without the weight).
  10. Check preparation every five minutes or so that the water does not dry up.
  11. One the water is completely absorbed and the rice is well cooked, the BIRIYANI is ready.

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