briyani,

Vegetable Briyani

9:51 PM Chandra Karthikeyan 0 Comments

This is a cooker briyani, quick and easy, no compromise in taste.
Ingredients:
  • Briyani Rice - 1 cup
  • Chopped carrot - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped potato - 1/2 cup
  • Peas - 1/8 cup
  • Curd - 3 tsp or coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Salt as required
  • Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp or less
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1 1/2 cups 
To grind:
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Garlic pods - 3
  • Ginger - little
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Cashew - 5
Method:
  • Soak briyani rice for 15 to 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Grind everything given under "To grind". Chop onion lengthwise, chop tomato.
  • Heat cooker , add ghee and oil, then bay leaf and cinnamon. Add chopped onions and tomatoes, when the tomato juice oozes out, add the ground paste. Saute for 2 minutes, add the vegetables.
  • Add curd or coconut milk, add soaked rice, salt, chilli powder, mix everything nicely, add just enough water to cover the briyani, i added  1 1/2 cups. 
  • Close the cooker lid and cook for 1 whistle. Switch off the heat and let it stay for 15 minutes.
  • Serve briyani with raita or briyani serva.

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