Vegetable briyani is one of the recipe which takes place in our menu often. Each time i do it differently, i love to experiment in this. You can check out my normal veg briyani and dum veg briyani which i posted long before in this blog. Sometimes i make briyani by adding coconut milk in it, sometimes i ground up lots of herbs and add it to the briyani. I will post those recipes very soon.
I made this briyani yesterday. I was very lazy to make coconut milk that day, so i ground up some coconut along with the masala. I also added lots coriander leaves to give a lovely aroma to my briyani and also a fantastic green colour to it. This briyani gets it bright green colour because there is no spice powders added to this. So the colour stay bright and green.Hope you will try this recipe and let me know how it turns out for you.
Preparation Time : 30 mins for soaking rice
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 2 to 3
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cashew nuts - 10 pieces
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Carrot - 1 chopped
Beans - 10 chopped
Peas - 1/2 cup frozen
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Lemon Juice - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 6 cloves peeled
Green Chilli - 5 or to taste
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Coriander Leaves - 1 cup
Wash and soak rice in lots of water for 30 mins. Set it aside till use.
Grind all the ingredients given in the list to a very smooth paste by adding some water.
Now heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in cashews and saute for a min.
Add in onions and cook for 5 mins till it get golden brown colour.
Add in the ground masala and mix well. Cook for 5 mins or more till it leaves the sides and oil separates from it.
Add in all the veggies and tomatoes. Give a good mix.
Now add in drained rice and toss well with the masala. Season with salt.
Pour in water and squeeze in some lemon juice.
Bring this to a boil. Cover the pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle or simmer the cooker for 10 mins, Switch off the flame and let the pressure go all by itself.
Open the cooker and Fluff it up with a fork.
Serve with raita.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Ingredients for grinding|
|Take everything in a blender|
|Make into a fine paste|
|Heat ghee in a pressure cooker|
|Add cashews and roast it|
|Add in onions and saute it for a while|
|Saute till it achieves light golden|
|Now add in ground masala|
|Saute till oil separates|
|You can see oil leaving from sides|
|Add in all veggies|
|Mix well with the masala|
|Add in some salt|
|And give a good mix|
|Add in drained soaked rice|
|Toss well with masala|
|Squeeze in some lemon juice|
|Bring it to boil|
|Cover and cook|