Sassy Vegetable Biryani

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1.5 cups - basmati rice
  • 250 g - cauliflower
  • 2 - medium sized potatoes
  • 2 - medium sized onions
  • 50 g - green peas
  • A few cloves, cinnamon stick, black pepper, big black cardamom, a bay leaf or two (everything whole)
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1 - medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - yogurt
  • 1 tbsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1.5 tsp - haldi powder
  • 2 tbsp - cumin-coriander powder
  • 2 tsp - red chilli powder

How to Make Sassy Vegetable Biryani

  • Wash rice, put into boiling salted water for 5 mins and drain. Keep aside.
  • Chop the onion and fry with whole garam masalas until brown.
  • Cut all the vegetables into big pieces and add to the onion mix.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, yogurt, salt, ginger-garlic paste, haldi powder, red chilli powder and cumin-coriander powder.
  • Stir until all the vegetables are well-coated with spices.
  • Spread the rice over the vegetables.
  • Cover with aluminium foil and cook on very low flame for about 60-70 mins.
  • Check every 15 mins or so for water.
  • Normally no water is needed. It will cook in the juices of vegetables and yogurt.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, fried cashews (if desired) and serve with raitha.