Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)


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Vegetable biryani is a traditional mughlai main course item loaded with chopped vegetables, spices, saffron and dry fruits. On normal days, you can make it as a one-pot meal. Even as ingredients like capsicum and coriander spread their aroma, whiffs of saffron and other spices rise above all and pamper your senses.

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Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana) recipe - How to make Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Rice
1 1/2 cups long grained rice (basmati) , soaked and drained
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
25 mm (1”) piece cinnamon (dalchini)
1 clove (laung / lavang)
1 cardamom (elaichi)
salt to taste

For The Vegetable Gravy
1 1/2 cups chopped and boiled mixed vegetables (carrots , peas , cauliflower , french beans and potatoes)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk
a pinch of sugar

Other Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh curds (dahi)
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
a few drops of edible saffron colour
2 tbsp ghee
Method
For the rice

  1. Combine 4½ cups of water, bayleaf, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, rice and salt in a deep non-stick pan, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  2. Strain the rice using a strainer and keep aside.

For the vegetable gravy

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add the mixed vegetables, paneer, salt and milk and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.

How to proceed

  1. Combine the curds, coriander and saffron colour in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the prepared rice mixture and mix well.
  3. Transfer ½ of the rice mixture in a handi and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add all the prepared vegetable gravy on it and spread it evenly.
  5. Top it with the remaining ½ of the rice mixture and spread it evenly.
  6. Pour the ghee evenly over it and cover it with a lid.
  7. Place the handi on a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook on a slow flame for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.

Tips
  1. Just before serving, turn upside down on a serving plate, garnish with fried onions, cashewnuts and raisins and serve hot.

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Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
5
 on 17 Jul 16 12:24 PM


Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
5
 on 04 Jun 16 05:50 PM


alwayz been a gr8 fan of tarla mam... wat I ever I hve learnt is thru following her awsme recepies.. vegetable biryaani another relishing treat..??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rukaiya, We are very happy you are enjoying the recipes. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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06 Jun 16 09:05 AM
Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
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 on 08 May 16 08:16 PM


Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
5
 on 27 Feb 16 11:54 AM


3rd time making it today and came out perfect. Very indulgent and comforting biriyani, easy to follow recipe. Hubby gave it 10/10!
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Tarla Dalal    Well done Abhi. We are delighted your husband loved the Biryani recipe and you made it perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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29 Feb 16 10:07 AM
Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
5
 on 23 Feb 16 01:42 PM


It tastes really awesome! I have tried on sunday my mom dad really loved it.I have impressed everyone..Great recipes by Tarla Mam..
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Natasha. We are delighted you loved the Biryani recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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23 Feb 16 04:09 PM
Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
5
 on 07 Feb 16 12:31 PM


I tried this recipe once.... It was amazing my younger son who never likes to est rice told me prepare the dish every Sunday .... Thanks mam... u made my son eat rice... Thanks a ton.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Anisha. I am so glad your son loves the biryani. Keep trying new recipes and posting your comments. We would love to hear from you.
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08 Feb 16 10:57 AM
Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
5
 on 26 Jan 16 12:12 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Meghalatha. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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27 Jan 16 10:31 AM
Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana)
5
 on 15 Apr 14 03:06 PM


Superb outcome... Loved it...thanks...
Vegetable Biryani
5
 on 20 Jan 13 03:32 PM


Awesome! Tried it out on a Sunday for a leisure lunch and was totally impressed and happy with the outcome.A must try recipe for biriyani lovers!
Vegetable Biryani
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 on 25 Feb 12 12:13 PM


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