After a very long time I am back again. Really it took a lot of time for me to settle down in our own city after spending 5 yrs in bangalore. My kid started with his playschool...and after 4 months now only he started going to school without much toruble. I found, getting him ready for the school is the toughest job in this world and am also mastering in that recently. Ok Stories apart, here's the recipe for today Vegetable Biryani
I have already posted few other version of the same before.
Basmati Rice - 3 cups
Veggies altogether - 3 cups(I used beans, carrot, potato, cauliflower, paneer and frozen Peas)
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cumin Seeds - 1/ tsp
clove - 1
Curd - 2 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp(optional)
Onion - 1
Green Chillies - 3 nos slit
Grind and Extract:
Coconut - 1
Green Chillies - 10 nos(this depends on how hot you want it)
Green cardamom - 3
Soak the Basmati Rice for 20 mins.
Grind the things mentioned in the "Grind and Extract" section and the get the extract. You can add water and get it in three rounds.
In a kadai add a tsp of ghee and add the whole garam masala items. Then add the basmati rice and fry it for few minutes.
Then add this extract, salt and mix well. Close it with a lid and cook until done. Dont stir often. I used 1-1.5 ratio for cooking the rice and i cooked it in a heavy bottomed non stick kadai with a glass lid. The rice should be seperate.
In another kadai, add a tsp of oil and then a bay leaf. Add the onion and fry it till done. Then add the cut veggies (except paneer) and saute well. Add half a cup of water, salt, curd and garam masala. cook them till soft, still they shoudl be rigid.
Grease a pressure cooker with ghee/oil and add the rice layer first and then with veggie masala, then with rice like that. Close it with a hot tawa at the top. Cook it in a low flame for 10 mins.
Gently mix the rice and masala together. Serve hot with Raitha.