Mixed Vegetable and Lotus Root Biryani

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - lotus roots (chopped)
  • 2 - carrots (chopped)
  • 1/4 kg - beans (chopped)
  • 2 - potatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup - green peas (frozen)
  • 2 - onions (chopped finely)
  • 3 - tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 - green chillies (slit opened)
  • 2 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 1 cup - coconut milk
  • 2 - whole spices (bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamoms)
  • 1/4 cup - mint leaves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves (chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • Oil as needed
  • 1 tbsp - ghee
  • 1 tbsp - lemon juice

How to Make Mixed Vegetable and Lotus Root Biryani

  • Marinate the lotus roots with a tsp of ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder and salt. Leave aside for an hour.
  • In the meantime, soak the rice for 15 minutes and drain the water.
  • Heat a few drops of oil and roast the rice until it gets a shiny texture. Keep aside to cool.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel with enough oil and ghee and fry the whole spices until golden brown.
  • Add the chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste and saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the green chillies, marinated lotus roots and tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes turn mushy. Add the chopped carrots, chopped beans and saute until the vegetables gets half cooked.
  • Add the green peas and potatoes cook everything along with chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, coriander powder and mint leaves for a few minutes.
  • Add a cup of coconut milk and 2 cups of water to the vegetables. Bring everything to boil and add the basmati rice.
  • Check for salt. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on high flame.
  • Now reduce the flame to simmer and cook the rice well.
  • Add the coriander leaves and lemon juice and give a stir.
  • Serve with raita.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes