Vegetable Biriyani >>
Bringing the ingredients together........


 Rice 2 cups  Beans 1/2 cup (chopped)
 Carrots 1/2 cup (chopped)  Peas 1/2 cup
 Potatoes 1/2 cup (chopped)  Cauliflower 1/2 cup (chopped)
 Onions 3 Green  chillies 4-5
 Ginger - garlic paste 1 tbsp.  Cloves 3-4
 Cinnamon 1 piece  Elachi 3-4
 Bay leaf 2  Red Chilli powder 2 tsp.
 Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.  Coriander powder 1 tsp.
 Garam masala Powder 1 tsp.  Jeera powder 1 tsp.
 Ghee 3 tbsp.  Mint leaves 1 bunch
 Coriander Leaves 1 bunch  Salt to taste
 Cashews, raisins & Pistachios 1 cup  Saffron 2 strands put in warm water


Wash & Soak Rice for 1-2 hrs. Heat ghee in Vessel. Add Cloves, Cinnamon, Elachi, Bay leaf etc. Allow it to Splutter. Then add the Rice & fry on low flame until rice is crispy. This will take approx. 15 mts. Once the Rice has been fried add water. Add 4 cups of water. Add salt & then cover & cook until the rice is done.

In the meantime, Grind 2 Onions to a fine paste & keep it aside separately. Also grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves & green Chilies. Keep this too aside separately. Heat oil / Ghee in a kadai. Fry the Onion paste until Light brown. Then add the Ginger-garlic paste. Saute it until done. Then add the Chopped vegetables & Mix all of them together & fry until the vegetables are done. Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder & jeera powder & mix all together. Then add the Ground paste of mint-coriander & green chillies & Mix it along very well. Check salt .Cover & cook. Do not add water. Once it is cooked, Switch off the gas. Chop the remaining Onion & fry it in Ghee until Golden brown. Keep it aside.

Also fry the nuts & raisins. Take a Serving Vessel. Add a layer of rice in the bottom. Then add the gravy on top of it. Again add a layer of rice on top of that & then again add the remaining gravy on top of it. Now add the remaining rice & decorate with fried onions, nuts & saffron. Just before serving Mix all together Serve hot with Raita.