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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Vegetable Dum Biryani

1 cup Basmati rice
2 Onion, thinly sliced
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup green peas
1 Carrot, cut into small pieces
10 Beans, cut into small pieces
1 potato, cut into small pieces
2 cardamoms
1 Cinnamon
2 Cloves
1 Bay Leaf
2-3 tsp Chilly Powder
2 green chilly, slit
1-2 tsp ginger garlic paste
Few mint leaves and coriander leaves
3 tsp ghee

1. Soak rice for 30 minutes.
2. Cook rice separately and keep it aside.
3. Heat ghee in a kadai, add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and saute for a minute.
4. Add onions and saute till the onion becomes golden brown.
5. Add tomatoes, chilly powder, ginger garlic paste salt and saute for 2-3 minutes.
6. Add vegetables and cook for 5-7 minutes on low flame.
7. Add water and cook till the vegetable becomes soft.
8. Finally add mint and coriander leaves and mix well.
9. In a heavy vessel, arrange alternate layers of vegetable masala and rice.
10. Cover and cook it on low flame for 15-20 minutes.
11. Serve hot with raita.

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