Saturday, 11 January 2014

Vegetable Biryani (Rice)

Usually prepared at dinner time, biryani is popular in South India and Hyderabadi biryani is famous for its flavor. This recipe is a simpler version of Hyderabadi biryani and takes much less time to make. Hyderabadi biryani is best for non-vegetarians because it adds exact flavor to the meat. This recipe does not use meat and is completely vegetarian.

What you need:
1) 2 Cups Basmati Rice - preferably long grained
2) 1 medium chopped Onion - leave it long instead of small pieces
3) Ginger/garlic paste 1 spoon
4) 3-4 green chillies
5) 1 cup mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrot, beans, cabbage, corn)
6) Mint leaves (4-5)
7) 2 spoon Garam Masala powder
8) Black pepper 1/2 spoon
9) Tumeric powder 1/4 spoon
10) 1 spoon lemon juice
11) Salt to taste
12) Oil 3 spoon

1) Sauteed onion in oil until light brown.
2) Add ginger paste  and green chillies along with finely chopped mint leaves
3) Add garam masala powder, turmeric powder and pepper
4) Add vegetables and fry for 2 minutes
5) Add rice, salt to taste and lemon juice
6) Add 2 cup water
7) Cook until water evaporates at slow flame. You can also use rice cooker instead.
9) Mix well and garnish with mint leaves

It is best served with Curd Raita and plain curry.

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