Veg Dum Briyani

by - February 25, 2011



Ingredients:

Basmati rice / Long grain rice - 2 cups
Onion - 3 ( medium, sliced lengthwise)
Tomato - 1 (medium, chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp 
Green chilies - 4 (slit, lengthwise) or to taste
Potatoes -  2 ( medium, cut into large pieces)
Frozen/ fresh peas - 1/2 cup
Carrots - 1/2 cup ( cut into large pieces)
Green beans - 1/2 cup (cut into long pieces)
Cauliflower - 1 cup ( cut into big florets)
Paneer - 1. 2 cup (cut into large pieces ) optional
Mint & cilantro - 1 1/2 cup,minced
Yogurt - 3/4 cup
Saffron or orange food color - 4 ~ 5 drops

Masala powder

Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chili powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder -1 tsp or to taste
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning :

Oil - 4 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon stic -2 inch
Cardamon - 4
Cloves -5
Bay leaves - 1
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black cumin - 1/2 tsp

Method


  • Heat Oil in a pan, add all seasoning ingredients as listed expect ghee. Let it splutter.
  • Add sliced onion & green chili & saute it until it turn transparent golden color as shown in pics. Add ginger garlic paste & saute until raw smell disappear. Stir continuously to avoid onion mixture to stick to the bottom.
  • Then add all the veggies & saute it for 8~ 10 minutes in medium heat.
  • Lower the heat, add all masala powder & curd & stir well. ( If you want Paneer then add in this stage.)
  • When oil separates add chopped tomatoes & half of the mint & cilantro leaves. Mix well. After 5 minutes or when mixture comes to gravy consistency add remaining cliantro mint leaves & spread over the gravy.
  • Mean while, boil 7~8 cups of water in high heat. when it boils vigorously add soaked rice, 1 tsp of oil & 1/2 tsp of salt. ( don't lower the heat)
  • After 5 minutes or When rice boils, strain the water in a bowl & then add rice to the prepared briyani gravy and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle safforn water or food color water over the rice & cover with  lid & dum with the hot rice starch water.
  • Let it be in low heat for another 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • After 5 minutes, remove the lid. Add Ghee and mix gently with rice and gravy & serve hot with any raitha.


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14 comments

  1. Yumm,such a tempting and drool-worthy veg biryani....

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  2. Beautiful biriyani!!!! Love all those flavrs in it!
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  3. Delicious and colorful veg biryani,makes me hungry.

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  4. Tempting Color ...looks Perfect

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  5. My fav anytime! Looks so bright n colorful..

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  6. Cool dish and has ur personal touch as always.

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  7. Looks wonderful and even now I can have a bowl of this biriyani..

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  8. You are making me hungry ....this looks so gud n perfect

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  9. Yummy briyani,luks delicious...

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  10. Delicious Biriyani! I made this dum biriyani long back!Your post reminded me to make it! :)

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