Thursday, June 19, 2008

Vegetable Biriyani (வெஜ் பிரியாணி)


1.Basmathi Rice -2 cups
2.Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup
( carrot,potato,cauliflower,beans,green peas,Beet root)
3.Sliced Onions - 3 big
4.Tomatoes - 4 nos
5. Green Chillies - 3 nos
6.Ginger n Garlic Paste - 2 tbsp
7.Curd or coconut milk - 1/2 cup
8.Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
9.Turmeric Powder - 2 tsp
10.Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
11.Meal Maker (soya chunks)- 1/2 cup
12.Salt - for taste

For Seasoning :
1.Oil - 4 tbsp
2.Cinnamon - 2 sticks
3.Cloves - 4 nos
4.Cardamom - 3 nos
5.Bay Leaf - 2

Method :
1.Heat the oil in the pan and fry the vegetables and keep it aside.

2.Season the spices under seasoning in the same oil.

3.Add Onions,Green chillies and saute it well till the onion turns translucent.

4.Then add ginger n garlic paste ,fry for a while.

5.Add chilli powder,garam masala powder,turmeric powder,salt and saute for a minute.(If we add the powders in this stage means it get cook nicely and also give dark colour to the recipe)

6.After the masalas get cooked the oil will seperate on the bottom, now at this stage put the meal makers and saute it well.(soak soya chunks in the warm water for 5 minutes then squeeze the water)

7.Add chopped tomatoes and salt .

8.Next add finely beaten curd or coconut milk , stir it well for 5 minutes.

9.Add all the fried vegetables and washed rice, mix it well.

10.Keep it in high flame for the first whistle and turn off the fire .Let it be to cook in the steam.

11.Open the pan and separate the rice with the fork,the rice doesn't break into pieces.

12.Serve with Raita.

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