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Vegetable Biriyani – I

Posted by Geetha on December 8, 2008




Basmati Rice – 1 cup

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1

Carrot – 2

Beans – 6

Cauliflower – 1 cup

Peas – ¼ cup

Cloves – 3

Cinnamon sticks – 1 ‘inch

Star Anis – 1

Bay leaf – 1

Green chili – 3

Mint leaves and coriander leaf – 1 cup

Water – 1 ½ cup

Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Lemon juice – 2 tsp



Cut the vegetables into little bigger size and keep aside. Grind the cloves and cinnamon stick and keep aside. Same way grind mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chili and make a fine paste. Once it is done, heat a pressure cooker and add oil and then add grinded cloves and cinnamon powder, star anis and bay leaf. Then add ginger garlic paste and fry for few minutes and add onion & fry till it turns into translucent and then add mint, coriander leaves and green chili paste and cook till the raw smell goes. Then add tomato to the frying mixture and cook for 3 minutes or till it becomes soft. Once it is done add all the vegetables and fry for 5 mins and add rice, water and salt and mix it well.

Mixed vegetables

Mixed vegetables

Close the pressure cooker and allow 1 or 2 whistle and wait till the pressure releases. Finally add lemon juice and serve hot with raita.


Optional: – You can add soya chunks with the vegetables.



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