Vegetable Biriyani

Vegetable Biriyani is a simple preparation made using basmati rice and vegetables Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - 4 cups
  • Vegetables like peas,carrots, beans, tomato cut into small pieces - 2 cups
  • Butter or ghee - 100g
  • Green cardamoms - 4
  • Cloves - 7
  • Cinnamon 1 inch long - 4
  • Onion thinly sliced - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Sliced ginger - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Hot water - 4 cups
Method In a heavy bottomed vessel or a non stick vessel heat the butter and let it melt. Put in the cardamoms, cloves , cinnamon and cumin seeds and heat for a minute. Now put in sliced onions and ginger and let it slightly brown on low fire. Add the washed rice and fry the rice slowly until all the water has evaporated. Now add the vegetables and fry for some more time. Now add the hot water and lemon juice. Cover the mixture and let it cook on lowest fire for 10 minutes or until the water has been absorbed by the rice. Serve it with salad and pickles.