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Lite Vegetable Biryani

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Lite Vegetable Biryani is a dish made of less masalas and more vegetables & nuts to give lots of taste. Try out and enjoy!!
  Cloves 2
  Cardamom 1
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 3
  Basmati rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Mixed vegetables/Beans/carrot/potato/peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nuts/Cashew/almond 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion 2 , chopped lengthwise
  Tomato 2 , finely chopped
  Clarified butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Mint sprig 2
  Curry leaves sprigs 1
  Ginger garlic paste 3 Teaspoon
  Green chilly 4 , slit lengthwise
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Cinnamon stick 1

1. Soak the Rice in water for 20mins before cooking.
2. Heat 2 tsp ghee/butter in a cooker, add the cinnamon, cloves, cardomom, fennel seeds and saute a min till you get the flavour of the spices (Careful not to burn them).
3. Add the onions, green chillies, mint leaves, curry leaves, and bay leaf. Saute till the onions turn transparent.
4. Add the nuts and saute for a min and add ginger-garlic paste, saute for 2 mins.
5. Now add the tomatoes, saute and mash cook.
6. Add the vegetables, turmeric powder, salt and saute for 3 mins.
7. Drain and add the rice and give a constant stir till the masalas gets nicely coated in the rice.
8. Now add 6 cups of Water. (1.e., 1 cup rice - 2 cups water).
9. Stir and check taste, add 3 tsp of lemon juice (so that each rice stands seperate without sticking together, also a taste enhancer).
10. Cover and cook for 3 whistles (as per the cooker).
11. After done, remove the cover and add 2tsp ghee and stir the rice carefuly without breaking them and transfer in to a bowl.

Now steaming Lite Vegetable Rice is ready! Serve with Onion raita/ Kurma/ Salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Rice, Bean, Chili, Nut, Vegetable
Halal, Vegetarian
Holiday, Kids, Gourmet, Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Lite Vegetable Rice

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1527 Calories from Fat 329

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.8%

Saturated Fat 17.3 g86.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 65.3 mg21.8%

Sodium 603.1 mg25.1%

Total Carbohydrates 266 g88.7%

Dietary Fiber 14.4 g57.6%

Sugars 17.1 g

Protein 30 g60.3%

Vitamin A 58.7% Vitamin C 134.4%

Calcium 23.8% Iron 31.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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