Vegetable Biryani


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Low Cal Biryani... There could hardly be a better way to pamper your taste buds. Try this delicious biryani when you're longing for some tasty and spicy food. Cooked with minimal oil and aromatic spices, this vitamin A, iron and calcium enriched biryani is an all-in-one meal by itself.

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Serves 4.
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    For the rice

    1. Clean and wash the rice.
    2. In a large pan, add 3 cups of boiling water to the rice with clove, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom and salt.
    3. Cover and simmer till the rice is nearly cooked. Drain and keep aside.

    For the vegetable gravy

    1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
    2. When they crackle, add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
    3. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala with ½ cup of water and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
    4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook over a slow flame for 7 to 8 minutes.
    5. Add the milk with ½ cup of water and continue to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
    6. Add the boiled vegetables and paneer and mix well.

    How to proceed

    1. Combine the curds, coriander and saffron and mix well.
    2. In a deep vessel, arrange the vegetable gravy on the base.
    3. Top with the rice and spoon the curd mixture over the rice.
    4. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a tava (griddle) over a slow flame for 25 to 30 minutes or bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºC (400ºF) for 20 minutes.
    Nutrient values 
    AmtEnergyProteinChoFatVit AVit CCalciumIronF. AcidFibre
    170 gm238 kcal8.4 gm47.4 gm1.7 gm29.6 mg29.6180.8 mg1.3 mg25.2 mcg1.4 gm
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     on 03 Apr 15 09:04 PM

    Nice Aroma.. the slow cooking on top of the tava marinated the whole biryani with the flavor.. Also, easy to prepare..
     on 29 Jul 13 11:27 AM

    Really tasty & healthy without piling on calories.
     on 09 Jun 11 12:54 AM

    I really liked the recipe.It is one of the good biryanis I tasted so far.Normally,the layer type cooking is pretty tedious but this one was relatively easy.Gets done in less than an hour.No complicated ingredients,all of them available at home.It is a must try!!!
     on 18 Nov 10 11:46 PM

    This dish is not only a treat to the tongue, but also to the nose and eyes!! The aromas of the spices used in this low-cal Vegetable Biryani are wonderfully appetizing. Loved its richness in the mouth and lightness on the body!