Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)


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A dish that is synonymous with Indian cuisine in many restaurants the world over, the Vegetable Biryani deserves to be so popular! A masaledar gravy chock-full of veggies and paneer, is sandwiched between rice that has been cooked with spices and perked up with saffron-tinged curd. This whole arrangement is drizzled with ghee and cooked covered till the flavours mingle, merge and multiply manifold, and an irresistible aroma wafts out of handi, making this a visual, aromatic and culinary treat par comparison.

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Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal) recipe - How to make Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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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 (cottagte 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
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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Nutrient values per serving
Energy126 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates0 g
Fiber0.6 g
Fat11.3 g
Cholesterol4 mg
Vitamin A279.7 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C10.4 mg
Calcium68.39 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Folic Acid9.3 mcg
Sodium6.2 mg
Pottasium69 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)
 on 17 Dec 16 05:28 PM

awesome one, the best biryani we had in long time...bow to Tarla Dalal, all measurements were to the dot. just blindly follow recipe and have a mind blowing biryani
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Varun, we are delighted you loved the Vegetable Biryani recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
19 Dec 16 10:21 AM
Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)
 on 11 Jun 16 07:20 PM

Madam , I tried your veg biryani , Every one at home liked it . Awesome tasty
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Tarla Dalal    Hi ANUPAMA , we are delighted you loved the Vegetable Biryani recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
13 Jun 16 09:53 AM
Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)
 on 10 Apr 16 09:27 PM

Love this recipe awesome taste
Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)
 on 02 Feb 16 09:29 PM

As the rice is already cooked n veg vl be cooked while making gravy, then y do we need to put it on tava for 25-30mins n cook?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Swati, we have cooked it for more 25 to 30 minutes so that the flavours get combined with each other Do try it, we are sure you will enjoy let us know how it was...
03 Feb 16 02:49 PM
Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)
 on 22 Jan 16 01:24 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Hi Swati, The Curd-saffron mixture has to be added to the rice as mentioned in step 1 and 2 in how to proceed. If there is anything else we can help, please let us know. Happy Cooking !!
22 Jan 16 02:26 PM
Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)
 on 21 Jan 16 07:57 PM

Amazing experience of biriyani
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Padma. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
22 Jan 16 11:17 AM
Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal)
 on 09 Nov 14 10:08 AM

Love this recipe.