Mint Vegetable Biriyani

Mint Vegetable Biriyani is one of the recipes you can make it in a jiffy.  It contains most of the vegetables that is coated in mint paste.  Though I have posted the recipe for Vegetable Biriyani, this tasted totally different. Krish and I loved it. You can eat this with any raitha.

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INGREDIENTS

Basmathi Rice – 1 cup

Water – 1 1/2 cups

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1 small

Carrot, Beans, Potato, Green peas- 1 1/2 cup

Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp (or) Green Chilli – 2

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

To Grind

Mint leaves – 1 handful

Coriander leaves – few

Ginger – 1 inch

Garlic – 5 cloves

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

To Temper

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Cardamom- 1

Clove – 2

Cinnamon stick – 1 inch

  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 min.
  • Meanwhile chop the vegetables, onion, tomato into small pieces.
  • Grind mint, garlic, ginger and fennel seeds. You can also add green chilli if you wish. Use little water from soaking for grinding. Donot add extra water.
  • In a Pressure cooker add ghee and saute cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • Then add the chopped onions and saute until translucent. Once they turn light brown add chopped tomatoes. Saute for few minutes.
  • Now add the ground mint paste and saute until the raw smell of the garlic disappear.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and mix it with the masala paste. Let the vegetables get coated with the paste.
  • Now add the soaked rice. Leave the water aside. Saute the rice for 2 minutes. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Now add the measured quantity of water. Pressure cook for 1 whisle.
  • Then cook it in low flame for 7 to 10 minutes. The yummy Biriyani is ready to serve.
  • I had this with Cucumber raitha.

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