May 22, 2009

VEGETABLE BIRIYANI

As I said in my before post my MIL is a great cook and she is expert in chicken biriyani and non-vegetarian cooking. Any time she can cook if it a mid day or 12 '0' clock in the night. My FIL use to tell about that day s party in the evening 7 o clock and this great lady start's cooking and she will finish before guest comes that means with in 2 hours she will make a huge spread for dinner. This recipe of vegetable biriyani is from my MIL's kitchen. Before my marriage I never seen my mom using milk in biriyani, but when I came to my in law's place and I was surprised when I saw my MIL using milk instead of coconut milk. And believe me that taste divine with a different aroma. And here I am with the recipe…………
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INGREDIENTS:-----
Basmati rice --- 1 & 1/2 cup
Onion --- 1 medium thinly sliced
Green chili s --- 4 slit
Carrot – 1 cut into small pieces
Cauliflower --- 1/2 cup cit in to small bite size pieces
Green peas --- 1/4 cup (fresh or frozen)
Cashew nuts – broken 1 tab sp
Raisins --- 1 tab sp
Ghee – 1 tab sp
Cloves – 5
Cinnamon – 1inch pieces 3no
Cardamom – 4 no
Ginger garlic paste --- 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Milk – 2 cup s
Water – 1 cup

garam masala powder --- 1/2 tea sp
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METHOD:----
1. Wash and soak rice in 1 cup water for 10 min.
2. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon to 1 cup milk and leave a side
3. Heat ghee in a pan or pressure cooker and add sliced onion and green chilies fry till light brown color then add cashew nuts, raisins, carrot and green peas and fry for 2 min then add cauliflower pieces and fry for 5 min.
4. Then add ginger garlic paste, salt to taste and mix well and let it cook for a few min.
5. In the same time drain the water from rice (reserve this water we can use this while cooking) in to a bowl and add this rice to vegetable in the pan mix well and fry for a min.
6. Then add 1 cup water which we reserved and 1 cup milk which we soaked cardamom ,clove ,cinnamon and one more cup milk, garam masala powder mix well and cover with a lid and cook till done (if you are using a pressure cooker then cook for 2 whistles)
7. Remove from heat let it cool then open and mix gently.
Serve with any chicken gravy or Bagara baingan and raita

This vegetable biriyani is on the way to Nag s MONTHLY MINGLE# RAVISHIN RICE event started by MEETHA

27 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yummy..nice pics

Ushanandini said...

Adding milk in biryani is yummy!
And rice is soft and fluffy!
So good daughter-in-law! :)
Biryani struck me with awe!

Kalyani said...

wow milk in biryani .. its new to me ... it looks great ... will try some time ......

Padma said...

Rice looks really yummy Rekha :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow they say man first eat with his eyes and then with mouth.....so true by seeing the pics....Wish i could smell the aroma...looks yummy....

Pavithra said...

Vegetable biriyani is making me mouthwatering and lovely picture asusual... i am going to grab that plate..looks wonderful.

Priya said...

Gorgeous dish...that's a nice idea of making out briyani with milk instead of coconut milk!

Poornima Nair said...

Looks delicious...

Valarmathi said...

Looks so yummy. Nice idea of using milk in biriyani. Nice click.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Rekha such a yummy and delicious rice dish... I love cauliflowers and know what I was searching for cauliflower florets in there then I realized its a presentation and the rest of it is waiting at your kitchen counter :)

rekhas kitchen said...

oohh ramya now only I realize the there is no cauliflower shown in the pic. ok now I put some cauliflower on top of that rice he he hee I think you can see one cauliflower in top pic.

Divya Vikram said...

That is a diff version of biryani! Looks delicious!

Ramya said...

I usually add curd instead of milk. Nice idea Rekha, pic is looking great asusual

Cham said...

I use to add milk in pulao but biryani hmm sounds perfectly appetizing!

Vibaas said...

Looks sooo perfect! Yum!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Adding Milk is a new tip. Looks lovely.

Suparna said...

hi,
Goreous biryani cooked in milk!fluffy rice ...I love it this way!
TC

Nags said...

milk in biriyani? new to me. Amma used to add coconut milk though :) Thanks for the entry :)

Aparna Prabhu said...

Hey Rekha adding milk is new to me..... looks yum

Subhie Arun said...

thx for visitng n leaving ur comment in my blog...keep visiting...ur vegie bryani llooks yummy..

Curry Leaf said...

Yummy,but the version is very new to me Adding milk in a biryani is very very new.

Adlak's tiny world said...

my all time favrt one.. send me the plate rekha... i m hungry now.

notyet100 said...

looks so yumy..:-)

Uma said...

biryani chala chala baagundi Rekha! Picture chala tempting gaa vundi :)

Sireesha said...

Biryani Nooru Uristavundi rekha:)

Mangala Bhat said...

Looks yummy ..very tempting ....nice clicks ...love ur recipes ..:) Lovely blog da

Valli datta said...

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