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Spicy Vegetable Biryani

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:6
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes
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Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups - basmati Rice (soaked for about half an hour)
  • 2 tbsp -oil
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee
  • Vegetables - 2 cups
  • 2 - onion, medium (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups - chopped coriander
  • 5-6 - green chillies- (or as per taste)
  • 1/2 cup - Mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup - thick Curd
  • 2 tsps - Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tsps - Ginger paste
  • 2 tsps - Garlic paste
  • 1 cup - Coconut Milk, fresh grated Coconut( extract the Milk twice)
  • whole spices - cloves(4), Cinnamon (1.5 inch piece), Bay Leaves (4), cardamom(5)
  • 5 thin strands - Saffron - (optional)
  • fried cashewnuts(optional)
  • salt (as per taste)

How to Make

  • Make a paste of coriander, green chillies and mint.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add the whole spices. Add chopped onions.
  • When onions turn slightly brown, add the ginger and garlic paste. Saute well.
  • Add the vegetables. Stir for 5 mins.
  • Add the paste of coriander, green chillies and mint.
  • Stir for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the coconut milk and water (the quantity of the coconut milk and water should be 4.5 cups for 3 cups of basmati rice).
  • Add ketchup and curd.
  • Add red chilli powder and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Reduce the fire to medium flame.
  • When the mixture starts boiling, add the soaked rice.
  • Pressure cook until 2 whistles.
  • Add saffron strands and fried cashewnuts before serving.