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Recipe for Vegetable Biryani

Recipe for Vegetable Biryani

(Ref: RCP124)

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Vegetable Biryani is a spicy rice item with a combination of Vegetables and Indian spices. This is actually a Mughlai dish but has gained popularity in Indian Cuisine. This can be served as a main dish with any gravy or Raita.

Serves:

4 - 6

Preparation Time:

15 mins

Cooking Time:

45 mins

Ingredients:

Oil - 2 Tbsp
 
 Ginger grated - ½ tsp
 
 Cauliflower broken into florets - ½ Cup
 
 Potatoes peeled and cubed - ½ Cup
 
 Green Peas - ½ Cup
 
 Carrots chopped - ½ Cup
 
 Onions sliced - 1
 
 Vegetable Stock - 1 Litre
 
 Salt to taste
 
 Curry Paste - 3 Tbsp
 
 Green Chillies finely chopped - 1
 
 Few Saffron strands
 
 Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
 
 Basmati Rice - 1 Cup
 
 Coriander Leaves / Cilantro chopped for garnishing
 
 Cashews broken into pieces and fried - 2 Tbsp
 
 Lemon Juice - 2 Tbsp
 

Method:

• Pre heat the Oven to 200C. Pour the Oil in a oven proof dish and keep in the Oven for few minutes to heat it up.

• Then add all the Vegetables and mix well.

• Next add the Salt and mix again. Keep this back in the Oven for about 15 minutes.

• While this is cooking, mix together the stock, Curry Paste, Green Chillies, Saffron and Mustard Seeds.

• Now mix the Rice and the stock mixture with the Vegetables in the Oven and cover the dish with a foil tightly. Now reduced the heat to 190C.

• Place the prepared dish back into the Oven and further cook for about 30 minutes or till the Rice is tender.

• Once done stir in the Lemon Juice and Cashewnuts.

• Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve the hot with Raita and Poppadums.

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