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Vegetable Biryani

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Vegetable biryani is the most popular and the most common rice dish that comes to one's mind when you think of indian cuisine. . . It is very tasty and definately worth a try !
For rice
  Bay leaf 1
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
  Clove 1
  Cardamom 1
  Long grain rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), soaked and drained
  Salt To Taste
  Water 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
For the vegetable gravy
  Boiled mixed vegetables 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cubed (arrots , peas , cauliflower , french beans , potatoes)
  Paneer 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cubed
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped onions 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ginger green chilli paste 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Pinch
Other ingredients:
  Curd 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely chopped coriander 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Saffron colour 4 Drop
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon

1. In a deep pan, boil water, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, clove and cardamom. Add rice and salt, cover and cook for about 10 minutes. When the rice is 90 percent cooked, drain off the excess water. Allow to cool.
2. In a pan heat oil, add cumin, when the seeds crackle add onion and saute until translucent. Add ginger green chili paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder and garam masala, saute on a medium flame for a few seconds.
3. Add in the tomatoes and water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mixed vegetables, paneer, salt and milk, cook for a couple of minutes. Add sugar and cook for another 1 minute.
4. In a mixing bowl, take curd, add coriander leaves and saffron color, mix well. Add this mixture to the cooked rice and mix.
5. In a handi, place 1/2 of the rice and spread evenly. Now pour in the prepared gravy and level it, top with the remaining rice and level again. Drizzle with ghee. Cook covered for 25 to 30 minutes.

6. Serve hot with raita.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Rice, Vegetable
Complete Meal
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 332 Calories from Fat 105

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.3%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.5 mg5.5%

Sodium 209.7 mg8.7%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.6%

Sugars 4.6 g

Protein 7 g14.3%

Vitamin A 52.4% Vitamin C 13.5%

Calcium 8.4% Iron 10.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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