As usual, most of my recipes are quick n’ easy. This biryani does not require elaborate preparation. Served with raita, this is a complete meal.
Quick Vegetable Biryani
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup vegetables (carrot, beans, potato, cauliflower) (I used 1 cup frozen vegetable mix)
2 cups water
1 large onion chopped
1 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
3 nos cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, mace each
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp jeera or shahjeera
½ cup yoghurt
Handful of coriander leaves chopped
Few springs of mint leaves chopped
Fried onions to garnish (optional)
Heat oil and add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, jeera and mace.
Add chopped onion and saute till translucent.
Add ginger/garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.
Add chili powder, turmeric and coriander powders. Stir well.
Now add coriander leaves and mint leaves.( I used 1 tsp dry mint). Stir for few minutes.
Add the vegetables and yoghurt and stir.
Add rice and water, adjust salt. Close the lid and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, stir and check if there is any water remaining and cook for 3 minutes more if required.
Serve with raita.