Savor the Aromatic Delight: Veg Biryani Bliss

veg biryani

Ingredients

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    Basmati rice & mixed vegetables - 2 cups
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    Onions & tomatoes - 2
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    Green chili peppers - 2, split lengthwise
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    Plain yogurt - 1/2 cup & Cloves 3-4
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    Ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil - 4 tablespoons
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    Turmeric & red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
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    Biryani masala powder - 2 teaspoons
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    Water - 4 cups & salt to taste

Time

60 Min

Ingredients

14

Calories

125

Preparation

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    Wash the basmati rice under running water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
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    Heat ghee or oil in a large pot or pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, and cloves. Cook for a minute until fragrant.
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    Add the sliced onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
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    Add the ginger-garlic paste and green chili peppers. Cook for another 2 minutes.
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    Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
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    Add the mixed vegetables and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
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    Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and biryani masala powder. Mix well to coat the vegetables.
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    In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt until smooth. Add it to the pot and mix well.
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    Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Gently mix everything together.
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    Add water and salt. Stir gently and bring the mixture to a boil.
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    If using a pressure cooker, close the lid and cook for 1 whistle on medium heat. Then, reduce the heat to low and cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the pressure release naturally.
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    If using a regular pot, cover it with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for about 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked and the flavors are well blended.
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    Once the biryani is cooked, remove the lid and fluff the rice gently with a fork.
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    Drizzle the saffron milk over the top and garnish with chopped cilantro and mint leaves.
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    Optionally, you can also add fried onions, cashews, and raisins as a garnish.
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    Serve the vegetable biryani hot with raita (yogurt dip) or any side dish of your choice.

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