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Step-By-Step Procedure For Vegetable Biryani

By: Debdatta Mazumder

Whenever you hear the word 'Biryani' you feel celebratory. When the rice mixes with the spicy meat and the aroma of different spices soothes your senses, you feel like grabing a bite of it that instant.

Whether it is Christmas, Diwali or Eid, biryani is just perfect for any occasion. But, if you are a vegan and think you can't enjoy the dish at all, dump the idea now, as listed here is a step-by-step procedure on how to prepare vegetable biryani at home.

These simple steps to prepare vegetable biryani could help you prepare the vegetable biryani dish with ease to welcome the New week of the New Year. Take a look.

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Serves - 6

Preparation Time - 15 minutes

Cooking Time - 25 minutes


To Make the Rice:

1. Bay Leaf - 1

2. Clove - 1

3. Cinnamon Stick - 1

4. Cardamom - 1

5. Rice - 2 cups (soaked and drained)

6. Salt as per taste

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For the Vegetable Gravy:

7. Boiled Mixed Vegetables - 2 cups (carrots, beans, potatoes, cauliflower, peas, etc.)

8. Oil - 2 tbsp

9. Cottage Cheese - ¼th cup (cut into small pieces)

10. Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp

11. Onions - ¾th cup (finely chopped)

12. Turmeric Powder - ¼th tsp

13. Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli Paste - 2 tsp

14. Garam Masala Powder - ½ tsp

15. Coriander Powder - 2 tsp

16. Milk - ¼th cup

17. Chilli Powder - 1 tsp

18. Tomatoes - 1 cup (chopped)

19. Salt to taste

20. A pinch of sugar

21. Curd - ¼th cup

22. Coriander Leaves - ¼th cup

23. Edible Saffron Colour - a few drops

24. Ghee - 2 tbsp

25. Cream - 1 tsp

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1. Soak rice for half an hour and drain it. Now, take a big vessel and pour water to boil. Add cinnamon, clove, cardamom and bay leaf into the water for flavour.

How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

2. Now, add the soaked rice into it and cook it for 10 minutes. Don't overcook the rice; otherwise, it will turn sticky. Drain the water and keep it aside.

How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

3. Now, it is time to make the vegetable gravy. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds into it. When the cumin seeds start to splutter, add onions into it. Cook onions until they turn golden brown in colour. Now, add the ginger-garlic-chilli paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and tomatoes.

How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

4. Let the tomatoes cook well in the spices. To cook it well, you can add 2 tbsp of water and cook the tomatoes well. Now, add all the boiled vegetables, paneer and salt as per taste. Stir well. Then, add milk into the vegetables and mix well. Add a pinch of sugar and cream to make it little thicker and creamier.

How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

5. When the gravy gets thicker, your vegetables are ready. Keep it aside. This is the time to mix the vegetables with the rice. Before that, you need to make a mixture for rice.

6. Take curd and add chopped coriander leaves and saffron colour. Now, mix all the ingredients well and add it to the rice. Mix well, so that you get half-white and half-saffron rice.

How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

7. Then, take a handi and layer it with the prepared rice. On the top, add the vegetable gravy you have prepared. Level it flat and add the rest of the rice from above. Add ghee or milk on top.

How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

8. Cover the handi. Place a tawa on the oven and put the handi on it, so that the biryani won't get burnt. Cook your vegetable biryani for half an hour at least and then serve it hot with some raitha.

How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

So, try it and do share your feedback with us.

Read more about: biryani, vegetable
Story first published: Monday, January 2, 2017, 17:01 [IST]
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