Monday, July 29, 2013

Vegetable Biryani from Nayana's Kitchen

On-pot meals are soo easy to cook and tasty too. This month for the potluckparty  I had to cook Vegetable Biryani from Nayana's blog.

I have slightly modified the recipe to suit our taste buds

You need:
Cut vegetables - 1.5 cups (carrots, french beans, peas and cauliflower)
Onion - 1 cup chopped
ginger, garlic, coriander and green chillies paste - 4 tbsp
chillie powder - 1 tbsp
clove, cinnamon and cardamom powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Ghee
Salt

For the rice:
Rice - 1.5 cups (preferably basmati)
Curd - 1 cup
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 2
cinnamon - 1" stick
pepper - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaf - 2
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt

For the Garnish:
Onion - 1/2 thinly sliced
Raisins - 15
Cornflour - 1  tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt

Method:

For the garnish :

Sprinkle salt on sliced onions and mix .
After 10 minutes squeeze the water out of them.
Sprinkle cornflour on them . (this ensures that your onions become crisp very fast while frying)
Heat ghee in a  non stick pan and fry raisins till golden.
Keep them aside and in the same ghee fry onions till crisp.
Keep the onions aside.

For the rice :

Wash and drain the rice.
Heat ghee in a big pan and add all the masala.
When they give out nice aroma add washed and drained rice and stir it for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add salt and whisked curd and 3 cups water and cook till almost done with .
Don't cook the rice fully or else it will break.
Spread the rice on a big flat plate and allow it to cool.

For the vegetable :
Heat ghee in a pan and saute onions till transparent.
Add the green paste and fry till the rawness is gone.
Now add all the vegetables and fry for a min
Add all the masala powders and salt and cook till almost done.

Arranging the biryani :
In a broad microwavable dish arrange the rice layer at the bottom.
Spread a layer of vegetables on it .
Again repeat with the rice and vegetable layer.
On top spread all the remaining rice .
Now bake the dish in oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 180C

Garnish the rice with raisins and onion.


1 comment:

Jagruti said...

Biryani looks so tempting