Vegetable Biryani, Microwave Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Vegetable Biryani is an all-time favourite rice delicacy, now famous all round the world. It is there on almost every Indian restaurant’s menu, and is also a part of the spread at weddings, parties and other festive occasions. Why, it is one of the first dishes that comes to mind when somebody decides on preparing a rice-based one-dish meal.
A medley of vegetables and rice, cooked with spice powders, and a masaledar paste of coconut, ginger, garlic and green chillies, the Vegetable Biryani has a well-rounded flavour and is satiating too. It is quite easy to make in the microwave oven, and just needs simple accompaniments like curds or raita.
- Combine the cauliflower, carrot, potatoes, green peas, finely chopped onions, coriander, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, garam masala, the prepared paste and 1¼ cups of water in a big microwave-safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 20 minutes, while stirring once after 10 minu
- Combine 1 tbsp of oil and sliced onions in another microwave-safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 7 minutes. Divide the onions into 2 equal portions and keep aide.
- Spread a portion of the onions evenly on a 175 mm. (7”) diameter deep microwave-safe bowl and spread 1 cup of the rice evenly over it.
- Spread the prepared vegetable mixture evenly over it and again spread the remaining 1½ cups of rice evenly over it.
- Finally spread the other portion of the fried onions and sprinkle the coriander evenly over it and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Serve hot.
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