Spicy Vegetable Biryani

by KasthuriMadhavan
This is my mother`s recipe
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Cuisine Tamil
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - 2 1/2 cups
  • Onion - 2 nos
  • Garlic pods - 10 nos
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee or butter(A scoop of tbsp) -
  • Chopped tomatoes - 1/2 of
  • Green chillies(small) - 2 nos
  • Bell peppers - 1 -
  • Mushrooms and Vegetables (As your wish, details in the method) -
  • Lime or lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
Spices(Any kind would be nice) (Ground or fresh) :
Cuisine Tamil
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - 2 1/2 cups
  • Onion - 2 nos
  • Garlic pods - 10 nos
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee or butter(A scoop of tbsp) -
  • Chopped tomatoes - 1/2 of
  • Green chillies(small) - 2 nos
  • Bell peppers - 1 -
  • Mushrooms and Vegetables (As your wish, details in the method) -
  • Lime or lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
Spices(Any kind would be nice) (Ground or fresh) :
Votes: 7
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Grind garlic, ginger, one-fourth of the onion and green chillies together with a little amount of water and keep aside.
  2. Wash the rice & soak it in the water and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil and ghee/butter in a pan.
  4. Add the remaining onion and fry them until it turns to golden brown.
  5. Add the spices to them and saute for 2 mins.
  6. Add the ground paste and fry for 5 mins.
  7. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala, biriyani masala, royal curry/chilly powder to it and cook for 5 mins on low flame.
  8. Add all the vegetables, bell peppers, mushrooms & close the lid & cook for 5 - 10 mins.
  9. Drain the water from the rice & add to them & stir for 2 - 3 mins.
  10. Add lime juice & yogurt to it and stir well.
  11. Add 5 cups (same 1:2 ratio of rice and water) of water to it & close the lid.
  12. Cook until the rice is done in the stove or in the oven.
  13. :- Oven cooking tastes better.
  14. Finally, add the coriander leaves for better flavor.
  15. :- Serve with mint or onion flavored yogurt.
  16. :- It is not necessary to use all the spices and masala powders. We can use what we have. But for perfect Indian taste, the specified things would be better. Garlic-ginger-chillies-onion paste is the magic & we can very well feel that, when we add them.
  17. *** Note: For Vegetables Can use potatoes, green peas, carrots, beans, cauliflower... Mixed vegetables would be great & easy. Otherwise we can also use fresh ones depending on the availability. To be frank, I use to add whatever I catches to my hand when I open the refrigerator. But do not use cabbage or green leaves.
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rose August 10, 2011 - 1:29 pm

My veg biryani never used to come out well..tried this recipe and was very happy..it turned out to be very good..

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Priyanka Manivannan August 31, 2011 - 12:07 pm

I tried this recipe today and it came out very well. It tastes so good. Thanks for this recipe. This is very different from the usual way with Mint.

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Kalish November 13, 2008 - 12:00 am

Simply Suberbbb.. Ammana summavaa

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ananthi October 5, 2008 - 12:00 am

this is the best veg briyani i have ever tasted.thanks.ur mom must be a great cook

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deepa December 16, 2007 - 12:00 am

it is great!!!

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Dhanya November 14, 2006 - 12:00 am

Great job… It absolutely tastes better… Amma kai manam nalla theriyudhu… Keep it up Kasthuri…

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Lalitha December 21, 2006 - 12:00 am

mm very yummy recipe. thanks for sharing K.

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