Thursday, October 12, 2006

Veg Biryani

Ingredients: (to make -3-4)
  1.  Basmati rice – 2cups
  2.  Green peas (MUTTER) – 1 /4th cup
  3. Carrot (GAJAR)– 1 /4th cup (Cut into long thin sliced or u can grate)
  4.  Cauliflower (GOBI) – 1/4th cup
  5.  French beans – 1 /4th cup
  6.  Green chili – 2pcs
  7.  Onion – 1 medium size finely Sliced Onion(1cup)
  8.  Biryani masala powder – 1tsp (Everest Biryani Masala)
  9.  Tomato – 1/4th cup (Chopped)
  10.  Ginger – 1tsp chopped
  11.  Cloves (LAUNG) – 3pcs
  12.  Cinnamon stick (DAL CHINI) – 1”
  13.  Cumin (JEERA) – 1/2tsp
  14.  Shahi Jeera - 1/4th tsp
  15.  Bay leaf (TEJPATTA) – 1pc
  16.  Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
  17.  Red chili powder – 1tsp
  18. Red Chilli - 3pcs
  19.  Yoghurt (DAHI) – 2-3tsp
  20. Garam Masala Powder - 1/4th tsp
  21.  Oil / Ghee – 5tsp
  22. Salt To taste
  23. If u want more Flavour, You Can Add 2tsp SANJEEV KAPOOR'S BOMBAY BIRYANI MIX MASALA.
(For Garnishing)
  1.  Cashews (KAJU) – 8-10pcs
  2.  Raisin (KISHMIS) – 12pcs
  3.  Pista – 12pcs
  4. Saffron - 1pinch (If u Like)
  5. Mint Leaf - 2pcs chopped
  6. Paneer Chopped and Fried - 1/4th cup
  7. Ghee or Oil - 2tsp

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  1.  Clean wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.
  2.  Boil rice with 1/2tsp oil and 2cloves until 3 /4th done.
  3. Drain excess water and keep aside.
  4. Cut all the vegetables in to thin pieces.
  5.  Heat oil in a kadhai or thick bottom pan.
  6.  Add cumin seeds, shahi jeera,cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, Red chili.
  7. When it beings to crackle, add chopped onion and fry it for 1min.
  8. Add chopped all vegetable ,ginger, turmeric, biryani masala powder, Red chili powder, and Garam Masala, salt and fry it.
  9. Add chopped tomatoes,yogurt and fry till they proper cooked.
  10. Add rice and mix well very light hands so that the rice grain doesn’t break.
  11. Sprinkle saffron dissolved in milk, mint leaves or mint paste.
  12. Cover with lid and cook for about 3-5 minutes in microwave or cooker or pan.
  13. (In oven cover and seal with aluminum foil and cook in a pre-heated for 8-10 minutes.)
  14. Garnish with fried dry fruits and paneer.
  15. Serve the veg. biryani with raita, pickle or sabji.
  16. It can be served in lunch or dinner time with dal, raita or sabji