Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani


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Biryani is an everlasting relic of the Moghul era that continues to live and breathe in innumerable restaurants and kitchens across the globe.

Not only that, this traditional recipe has stood the test of time by being constantly adapted to suit the tastes of each generation. While many modern versions of this spice-filled rice preparation are made in the oven or microwave, here is a recipe that retains the original Handi cooked magic.

Layers of rice and vegetable gravy are topped with an aromatic saffron mixture and simmered on the stove till the aroma multiplies and wafts out, to fill the room and the hearts of the diners!

Enjoy it hot and fresh, with a Raita or a white-gravy based side dish like Paneer In White Gravy .

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Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani recipe - How to make Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

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

For The Vegetable Gravy
1 1/2 cups boiled mixed vegetables (carrots , peas , cauliflower , french beans , potatoes) cubes
1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
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
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk
a pinch of sugar

Other Ingredients
1/4 cup 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, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 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 non-stick kadhai 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, mix well 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, mix well and divide into 2 equal portions.
  3. Put a portion of the rice in a handi and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add the prepared vegetable gravy on it and spread it evenly.
  5. Top it with the 2nd portion of the rice 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 hot.


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Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 23 Jun 17 09:30 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Karuna for the feedback. Happy cooking.
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24 Jun 17 01:42 PM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 21 Jun 17 08:06 PM


Superb App n perfect recipe tastes..My family loves each n every recipe tried from here.Please increase the recipe for kids with regular green vegetables in a healthy version. Thank you.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jesal, we are delighted you like the Tarla Dalal App. Here are some kids recipes. https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-Healthy-Kids-342
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22 Jun 17 09:17 AM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 13 Jun 17 09:38 AM


amazing ... I made it at home ... and my parents and guests enjoyed the biryani ... all thanks to you ... a big hearty thanks ...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Minal, thanks for you wonderful and kind comments. Glad every one liked the recipe. Happy cooking.
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13 Jun 17 09:54 AM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 02 Jun 17 01:17 PM


I downloaded the app and same day I prepared this biryani as per the recipe advised... I enjoyed preparing it and I and my husband loved it. thank you!! the app is good as it has several options of cusines, various types of menus, and the details provided in all the recipes is perfect. loved this app. thank you Tara ji
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Tarla Dalal    Pooja, thanks for your kind words and feedback. Please keep reviewing recipes you have made and loved.
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02 Jun 17 02:23 PM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 03 Apr 17 11:54 PM


it was awesome! :)
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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04 Apr 17 08:19 AM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 20 Jan 17 12:21 PM


Very nice i love it
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20 Jan 17 12:27 PM
Biryani
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 on 29 Jul 16 01:25 AM


Biryani
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 on 07 Mar 16 12:30 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Dinesh. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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07 Mar 16 02:39 PM
Biryani
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 on 28 Nov 15 06:35 PM


it is indeed easy but the real muglai biryani is the mutton biryani cooked in ''dum''
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, but we are a vegetarian site. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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30 Nov 15 10:38 AM
Biryani
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 on 30 Jun 15 10:09 AM


My hubby likes very much and I was searching for some delicious and easy recipe to please him. As I am a business women So, I don''t have much time to prepare food. I liked this recipe as this is very Easy for me. and My hubby is also pleased. lots of love.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Nancy, we are glad you liked the recipe. We have just updated the recipe. We hope you keep trying our recipes.
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10 Aug 15 09:57 AM
#Nancy    Yeah Sure Mam. I always keep trying some new dishes from your site to make myself a good cook. Thanks for your reply.
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10 Aug 15 10:07 AM
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