Friday, October 17, 2008

VEG DUM BIRYANI

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INGREDIENTS:

Basmati Rice--------------------------3 cups

Vegetables ---------------------------Carrots,Beans,Peas,Capscicum, or any other of ur choice

Onion---------------------------------1 big one+ 1 medium one

Tomato-------------------------------1 big and ripe

Green chillies--------------------------3-4

Parampara Veg biryani masala--------3 tbp or any other that you prefer.

Green onions--------------------------1 big bunch chopped finely

Mint leaves----------------------------1/2 cup tightly packed

Star Anise-----------------------------2

Cardommon ---------------------------4

Cinnamon stick------------------------1-1/2" piece

Bayleaf,Fennel seeds powder----------1/4 tsp each

Cloves---------------------------------4

Lemon juice---------------------------1/4 cup

Thick Yogurt--------------------------2 tbp

Cumin powder------------------------1 tsp

Turmeric-----------------------------1/2 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste-------------------1-1/2tbp

Shahjeera,mustard seeds-----------------1/2 tsp each

Orange food color-------------------- Optional

Salt-----------------------------------to taste

Oil------------------------------------as required



DIRECTIONS:

1.Wash and soak rice for 15-20 minutes prior to cooking.Cook the rice alone pouring sufficient water till done and set aside.

2.Freshly chop the veggies of ur choice and slightly fry them till 1/2 done in little oil and set aside.

3.Slice both the big sized ,medium sized onion very finely and fry them seperately in some oil till they tun really dark brown and slightly thin /crisp.This step is a must in any biryani.

4.Take them seperately into two different plates,(ie as the big ones are going into the cooked rice and medium one to be the paste) and let them cool.After cooling grind the medium onion fried slices to a paste without any water.

5.Now heat a wide pan with oil,add mustard seeds ,cumin seeds,cloves,cinnamon sticks ,cardommon,star anise.
6.After a minute add green chillies,ginger-garlic paste and fry well.
7.Now microwave a big slit tomato in some water for 5-7 mins till half soft and then peel off the skin, chop very finely.

8.Add these tomato pieces to them and fry till nicely done.Then addmint leaves, all the powders,slightly fried veggies,some water,salt and cook for 5 mins on medium.You should be able to guess how much water it requires for a nice thick gravy ,to be able to mix with the cooked rice.

9.Turn off and wait till cooled down and add yougurt to it and mix well.

10.Take the cooked rice in wide aluminium baking tray and add 2 tsp of ghee for a really nice flavor.

11.Then add on the required gravy to the rice and mix well till nicely incorporated.Taste it and add some more of the gravy if less spicy along with rquired amount of salt.Mix well.

12.Add on the chopped green onions to rice and place in pre-heated oven for 30-40 mins at 375degree mixing once in a while.

13.After properly baking add the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

14.Can have it as it is or with raita.......

24 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Raji...
This sounds so good. Looks so yummy. Loved the combo of spices in the biryani. Nice...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...
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Mahimaa's kitchen said...

from the pic, i can tell u that it would have tasted delicious.. i feel like having biriyani right now.. and it's dinner time :)..

Cham said...

Hmm, they looks absolutely delicious with fried onion on top!

Ramya said...

Looks delicious! sure u would have enjoyed it..

Uma said...

love it , love it, love it, Yummy! Gorgeous pic.

Priya said...

Drooling on ur veg dum biryani... wat a way of presenting the dish..love the colour..mouthwatering..

Happy cook said...

This is one of the best veggie biriyani i have ever seen.
Looks so DELICIOUS.
Don't have the biriyani masala powder, will have to make the home made.
I will try this once, with the vegetables my daughter likes.
You know kids are difficult when it come to veggies

srikars kitchen said...

looks really delicious... great click raaji...

Indranee said...

Raaji, you have a gorgeous blog and lovely recipes...glad that I dropped here. Just love this veg biryani...looks inviting!

Jaishree said...

Looks delicious!Drooling....

Haripriya Reddy said...

Wow! Delicious. Nice pic too...

Pravs said...

looks so beautiful and colorful. Very appealing pic.

anudivya said...

Looks great. Wonder if it will turn out this well with brown rice. They just make everything brown!

Adlak's tiny world said...

Jus love to eat this imdltly. pls send it some for me yar. u have something in my blog. check it out dear.

Priti said...

Briyani looks delicious...nice one dear

Laavanya said...

That looks great Raaji. I use the dum technique only for egg biryani and I've always wanted to try the layered dum biryani..

DEESHA said...

yummy ... one of my favourites .. good one raaji

Usha said...

Looks beautiful and colorful...great pics...sounds yummy :-)

Suma Rajesh said...

looks gud and nice...i love biriyani on sundays with raita..

Yasmeen said...

That's colorful mouthwatering biryani:)

G.Pavani said...

ooh! awesome colurful biryani.

Madhuram said...

Nice looking Biryani. I don't if Srivalli announce Rice Mela before or after this post. You can check it out and send it for the event.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks just delcious Raaji..