Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Vegetable Biryani Recipe
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If you are a die-hard fan of non=vegetarian delicacies and can't imagine Biriyani without meat, then this dish will prove you wrong. Rich in cashews, raisins and various vegetables, this one is a real treat.
Vegetable Biryani Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.0 / 10 (49 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1-1/2 cups Uncooked Rice
  • 2 pinches Saffron (dissolved in a little water)
  • 2 Onions (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Cashew nuts (broken into pieces)
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 3 Tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 Capsicums (sliced)
  • 2 cups (mixed boiled vegetables i.e. chopped cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, green peas)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • A little Milk
  • 4 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste

    To be ground into a paste:
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 25 mm piece of Ginger
  • 3 Cardamoms
  • 4 Green Chilies
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly Powder
  • 2 Onions
  • 6 Mint leaves
How to make Vegetable Biryani:
  • Boil the rice in a vessel containing adequate water, cook and drain excess water.
  • Add the saffron liquid and salt to the cooked rice. Mix well.
  • Heat the ghee and add the onions.Fry until brown.
  • Remove the onions and in the same ghee, add the cashewnuts and raisins.
  • Fry for a few seconds. Remove and keep aside for garnishing.
  • Add the prepared paste and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and capsicum and fry again for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the boiled vegetables and coriander and cook for a while.
  • Put 2 tablespoons of ghee at the bottom of a baking bowl.
  • Make layers of the rice and vegetables, beginning and ending with rice.
  • Sprinkle a little milk on top.
  • Cover and bake in a hot oven at 200 degree C for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins and serve hot.

Reviews and Ratings:
SINDHU.S posted 12/02/2011
Good i tried.
But without bakig bowl how to prepare in cooker?
padmanaban posted 03/11/2010
Pradeep posted 02/11/2010
Can you let me know how do i heat if I do not have oven? can i use electric cooker? if so how long i have to keep...please help...