December 04, 2012

Veg Dum Biriyani


Basmati Rice – 300 gms
Onion – 1 large sliced
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves / Cilantro – a handful
Mint Leaves – a handful
Cashews – 10
Raisans - 10
Curd – 1 cup
Oil – 5 tblspn
Salt to taste
Saffron / Yellow food colouring- a pinch
Milk – 3 tblspn

Tomato- 2 chopped
Carrot – 1 large chopped
Beans – 10 chopped
Potato- 1 large chopped
Green Chilli – 2 slit
Peas – 1 cup

Whole Spices:
Cinnamon / Pattai -1 small stick
Cardamom / Yelakai – 3 crushed
Cloves / Krambu – 3
Bay Leaf – 1

Spice Powders:
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi – 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera podi – 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 2 tsp


Soak your basmati rice for 30 mins. Drain and cook it. Set that aside. Mix saffron or yellow food colouring with milk and set aside. Heat some oil and fry onions till they turn golden..Add in cashews and raisans and fry that as well.Set this aside too.

Heat oil in a pan. Add all the whole spices and sauté for a min.

Add in all the vegetables and mix well. Add in salt and the spice powders and mix well.

Add in ginger garlic paste, curd and some water. Bring it to a boil and cook till the vegetables are cooked.

Transfer this to a oven proof dish.

Layer half of the rice on top of vegetables. Sprinkle some coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onions, cashews and raisans. Now pour some saffron milk .

Now layer the remaining rice and do the same thing.

Put it in a preheated oven for 30 mins.

Fluff with a fork and serve with raita.

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