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May 18, 2010

VEGETABLE BIRYANI RECIPE

Last Sunday i tried this biriyani with slight variations from HERE.After tasting this , i reminded about the biriyani i had in AAB ( Adayar Ananda Bhavan ).Its aroma and taste were very similar to it.If any of u make  biriyani similar to restaurant style please share with me..I’ll try from ur blog..I hope U all would try this and let me know how u liked it ..

Veg biriyani

Ingredients :
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 1.5 – 2 Cups (adjust as per given on the packet)
  • Vegetables – Carrot , Beans , Peas , Potato – 1 cup
  • Big onion – 1 no (Slice cut)
  • Green chilly – 2 nos ( Slit cut )
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Ginger , Garlic and Saunf / sombu Paste – 1.5 tsp ( Ginger – 1.5 inch , Garlic – 6 pods and Saunf – 1/2 tsp )
  • Mint & Coriander leaves – A handful
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Cashew paste – 1 tsp (Grind 5- 7 cashews )
  • Salt – As required
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 small piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Marati moggu / Star anise – 1 no
Method :
  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 mins in 2 cups of water.
  • In  a cooker base take the oil and once its hot , add cinnamon, cloves , cardamom , bay leaf and star anise.
  • Then add the sliced onions and ginger, garlic and saunf paste. Saute well till its raw smell vaporizes.Now add half of the  mint , coriander leaves and green chillies. Mix well ..
  • Then add the finely cut tomato pieces and saute till it turns mushy.
  • Now add all the powders , cashew paste and mix well for few mins.
  • Finally add the cut vegetables with the required salt and toss it well.
  • Add the soaked rice with water , curd and the remaining mint & coriander leaves.Pour a tsp of ghee .
  • Close the cooker and cook for 1 whistle.
Yummy , Flavorful biriyani is ready to be served hot with onion raitha !!
Note :
  • We always want the briyani to be less spicy and mild in flavors. Please adjust the above said ingredients according to ur tastebud.
  • If u wish u can fry the rice in ghee before soaking in water.
KITCHEN CLINIC :
I’ve already mentioned the benefits of spices here and
vegetables here,please refer it.
Star anise:
Star anise has been used in a tea as a remedy for rheumatism, and the seeds are sometimes chewed after meals to aid digestion.
Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum), a similar tree, is not edible because it is highly toxic (due to containing sikimitoxin); instead, it has been burned as incense in Japan. Cases of illness, including "serious neurological effects, such as seizures", reported after using star anise tea may be a result of using this species. Japanese star anise contains anisatin, which causes severe inflammation of the kidneys, urinary tract and digestive organs.

42 comments:

  1. I am big fan of briyani! Sure adding cashew paste is new to me and gives a rich taste,will try that idea!

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  2. i usually try only with red chilly powder...nexttime will try with coriander powder also...surely it will taste one. veg briyani looks colourful and healthy!

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  3. Looks yummy..few new ingredients..sounds gud..bookmarked it

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  4. Biryani looks perfect and very tempting dear :-)

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  5. Perfect Biryani....So colorful too !!

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  6. Delicious, colorful and tempting biryani.

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  7. Love love biriyanis like this, looks so so delicous.

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  8. Wow! wonderful click. Very tempting presentation. Love ur biryani very much..

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  9. i love all biryanis...this looks awesome!!!

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  10. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்க்கவேண்டியது....உங்களுடைய kitchen clinic ப்குதி மிகவும் அருமை...

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  11. adding cashew paste is new to me, which i nevr do,love the picture of the biryani.Just pack it and send across

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  12. very simple one..sometimes i prefer to do this.the addition of cashew paste is new idea..will try it.biriyani is everyones favorite right.sure will share u the recipes..

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  13. Super....i love any kind of biriyani

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  14. I am huge rice fan and love biryani too :) This looks mouthwatering :)

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  15. Biryani looks delicious, lovely color!

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  16. Chitra,

    Vegetable biriyani looks really nice. I love the color.

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  17. I'm a big fan of briyani..not only me my whole family. Your Briyani looks great...

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  18. Delicious and my favourite biryani, looks truly awesome..

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  19. yummy biriyani dear..tempting picture

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  20. Looks yummyyyyyyyy... mouth watering recipe.. perfect click!!

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  21. Veg Biryani looks very colorful and wholesome. Vey well complimented with raita. Beautiful click as well


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  22. wow, that's a tempting pic. Biryani looks so colorful and yummy Chitra!!

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  23. Wow Chitra,
    Fantastic click says the taste n richness of biryani...
    I can smell its flavorful aroma dear.

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  24. Yummy Color, Yummy Feel... ALL YUMMY YUMMY!!!!! Loved it a lot & it is truly a well prepared Biriyani.... I am craving right now for the taste.... ;-)

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  25. Thank u all friends for ur wonderful comments :)

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  26. Briyani looks very delicious with the raita Chitra...adding cashew paste sounds very interesting..this must give a good taste to the briyani :)

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  27. Hey Chitra,
    Great blog and yummy looking Biryani!
    All the best,
    Nirupama

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  28. Superb biryani Chitra. I too like the AAB's biryani....mysore pak and chaat item also tastes great there....looks very delicious dear.

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  29. I tried this biryani recipe now and it came out really good.. thank you for the recipe.. i followed your recipe completely except for the spice level..

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  30. Biriyani looks colorful and yummy.

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  31. Oh! This looks so good! Lovely blog, I'll be back!

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  32. I'm a huge fan of biryani..looks so tempting:-)

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  33. My all time fav. Nice way to eat all veges in one meal. YUM!

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  34. Nothing quite like this one dish meal. :)

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  35. Tried this recipe as i got tempted by your recipe and it turned out really tasty.Thnaks for sharing.

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  36. @ adukulavishesham and ramya arun , Thanks a lot for trying and ur lovely feedback.I am so glad u like it :)

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  37. Today tried for lunch and turned really delicious and tasty.Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

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  38. Thanks a ton sudha , Iam glad u liked it :)

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