Handi Biryani Recipe

Handi Biryani Recipe
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The fine long grains of Basmati rice coupled with the aroma of the dry fruits makes this a mouth-watering delight. An addition of salad makes this the perfect option for a dinner.
Handi Biryani Recipe
Difficulty Difficult
Rating 9.7 / 10 (3 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 ½ cup Basmati Rice
  • ½ cup Cauliflower
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • ½ cup Beans (chopped into small pieces)
  • 2 Capsicum (chopped)
  • 2 Potatoes (boiled)
  • 2 Onions (quartered)
  • 2 Onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 1 Cinnamon (dalchini) Stick
  • 2 Cloves (laung)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Cardamoms.
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Haldi (turmeric) Powder
  • 4 whole Black Peppers
  • 1 tsp Garlic (grated)
  • 1 tsp Ginger (grated)
  • ¼ tsp Hing
  • 1 tbsp Coriander (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 10 Almonds
  • 10 Cashewnuts
  • 4 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
How to make Handi Biryani:
  • Boil the cauliflower, peas and beans together with salt and keep it aside.
  • Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the water and mix salt with the rice. Spread it on a plate.
  • Take a pan and heat ghee in it. Add onions and fry till they turn brown.
  • Take out the fried onions and keep it aside.
  • Separately fry cashews till light brown and the capsicums till they become soft and keep aside.
  • Take a big vessel and heat 6 cups of water in it.
  • Add the pepper, cloves, cardamoms, bay leaves and salt.
  • Bring it to boil and then add rice. Cook for 8 to 9 minutes.
  • Take out the rice and spread it in a large plate.
  • Blend the quartered onion, garlic and ginger into a fine paste.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and put the paste in it.
  • Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, haldi powder, garam masala, hing, onion and boiled vegetables.
  • Saute till the oil separates.
  • Now add the beaten curd and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes.
  • Mix well and keep side.
  • Take a handi (earthen pot) and grease the inside of the pot with ghee.
  • Spread a layer of rice at the bottom of the pot.
  • Now spread evenly the cooked vegetables on the rice.
  • Take a bowl and mix in it capsicum, fried onions, cashew, coriander and sliced almonds.
  • Spread this mixture layer over the vegetable layer in the pot.
  • Sprinkle half of the lemon juice over the layered rice.
  • Again put a layer of rice followed by a layer of vegetables and lemon juice sprinkling.
  • Repeat the process till the handi is filled.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and seal the edges with chappati dough.
  • Put the pot in a preheated oven at 130 degrees.
  • Keep the pot in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • You must make a small slit in the cover of handi for the excess steam to escape.
  • Enjoy hot Handi Biryani.