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Hyderabadi Veg Biriyani

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

just yummmmy!!!

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 2 cups Basmati rice (soaked for 20-25 mins)
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, beans, Cauliflower, Peas, Potato)
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 1/2" cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5-6 Mint leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 cups Water
Masala powder (dry roast)  :
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2" cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 1 small Star Anise
  • 1/4 tsp Shah Jeera
  • 4 pepper corns
  • To this powder add 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
Marinate :
  • 1 cup thick Plain Yogurt(Curd)
  • 2 Green Chillies (Slit)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
Other ingredients :
  • 8-10 pieces Paneer (fry in Ghee till golden brown. Keep aside)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onion
  • 1 large onion (thinly sliced & fried golden brown)
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped Cilantro (coriander)
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped Mint leaves
  • 2 tbsps Ghee (clarified Butter)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2-3 pinches of Safforn (soak in 1 tblsp warm Milk)

Directions

  1. In a bowl, add all the Marination ingredients & mix well.  Add ground Masala powder & the fried Paneer pieces. Mix   well & marinate for 30 mins.
  2. Half cook the Rice with the above mentioned ingredients & Vegetables. Strain the excess water & spread the rice to cool.
  3. In a deep Pan, add Oil & Ghee. Add Cumin seeds & chopped Onion & fry for a min. Add the Marinated ingredients & mix well for 20 secs. Add 1 cup water & cook till the gravy thickens. Remove 1/2 cup this mixture & keep aside.
  4. Spread a layer of Rice over the paneer mixture in the pan. Put some fried Onion, Mint leaves, Cilantro & Saffron Milk on top it.
  5. Spread the remaining Rice again. On top of it, spread remaining paneer mixture, another layer of Cilantro, Mint leaves, Saffron Milk & fried Onions. Cover a lid & cook on Medium heat for 3-4 mins. Now place a griddle/tava under the Biriyani pan. Lower heat to low & cook for 12-15 mins. Turn off heat & let it stand for 5 mins.
  6. Remove lid & mix gently. Garnish with chopped Cilantro & fried onions and serve hot with raita.

Comments

pallavi agarkar

It tastes yummy.. Thanx... :)

Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

Thank u Mayask for trying out. I'll try my best to give good receipes. Carol thanks for trying it & i'm sure u'll definately like it.

Carol Sharma

Going to try this wonderful Biriyani recipe tonite. Wud let u know how it came. :)

Mayask

Hi ! Mrs.Hariprasad, Your Veg Biriyani turned out Absolutely Delicious . Thanx a ton . Keep giving us such gud recipes .

Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

Thank u Mr. Shah & Mayask

Mayask

Hi ! Mrs.Hariprasad ....Nice Recipe .Ur Veg Biriyani looks great . Will try out dis Sunday and let U know . Thanx a lot .

Mr Shah

It's little long procedure but well worth it because it'll definetely comes out yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Thanks for sharing.

Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

Thank u Shweta.

Shweta Ballal

Good job, dear Soujanya.