Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Biryani brings to one’s mind the aroma of fragrant Basmati rice, spices, ghee and of Hyderabad. Known for it’s Biryanis both veg and non veg, Hyderabad, the land of the Nawabs abounds with food trucks selling mouth watering Biryani.

Ingredients :

  • 250 gms Basmati rice, cooked and ready
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 potatoes cubed
  • Peas( equal to the proportion of the above chopped veggies)
  • 100 gms paneer shallow roasted

To be ground to a paste

  • 3 onions
  • 11 cloves of garlic
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 tbsps grated coconut
  • 12 green chillies
  • A small bunch of coriander leaves
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 sprigs mint leaves
  • 2 tbsps coriander seeds
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 tbsp fennel
  • 1 tsp cumin

Method :
Grind the above to a fine paste. Cook the vegetables in salted water. Heat a mixture of 2 tbsps ghee and 5 tbsps oil. Add the ground masala and roast till it leaves the sides of the vessel. Add the cooked vegetables, salt and heat well. In a microwave safe container first arrange a layer of the Masala. Top it with a layer of Rice. Top it up with the remaining curry and garnish with coriander leaves. Microwave for ten minutes. Serve with raita or kachumber.

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