Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani in Marathi I ngredients: 1 cup Basmati Rice 2 medium Onion, sliced lengthwise ½ cup Peas 5-6 Florets of Cauliflowe...

Vegetable Biryani in Marathi

1 cup Basmati Rice
2 medium Onion, sliced lengthwise
½ cup Peas
5-6 Florets of Cauliflower
½ cup Carrot and French beans pieces (Add other veggies of your choise)
Puree of 2 medium Tomato (boil tomatoes in hot water until starts leaving skin. Peel and purée)
8-9 Cashew Nuts
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Ginger Paste
½ cup Milk
¼ to ½ cup Plain Yogurt, well beaten
1 tbsp Ghee
½ tsp Red Chili Powder
¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Vegetable Biryani Masala
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil

1) In a deep saucepan boil 2½ cup water. Add ½ tbsp Oil and ½ tbsp Salt. Then add 1 Cup Basmati Rice. Let it cook on Medium heat. Cover with lid for few minutes. Do not cook rice completely. Let it be uncooked slightly. Drain and transfer rice to a flat plate for cooling.
2) Cook vegetables. Do not overcook them, Keep them uncooked slightly.
3) Heat a nonstick pan; add 2-3 tbsp oil and sauté Onion, Cashew nuts, Ginger-Garlic Paste. Sauté for 2 minutes on medium heat. Then add Tomato Puree, ½ tsp Red Chili Powder, ½ tsp Turmeric Powder. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add Yogurt, Biryani masala and mix well. Then add cooked vegetables and very little salt. Let it cook for few minutes.
4) In other pan spread rice and make a layer. Then make layer of gravy. Again make Rice Layer followed by layer of Gravy. Make 3-4 more layers like this.
5) Pour ½ cup milk over the surface. Cover pan with lid and let it cook for 10-12 minutes. Keep the heat on medium. Once Biryani is ready, drizzle Ghee over Biryani to enhance richness.

1) To make Biryani in the Oven, preheat oven to 400 F. Grease an oven safe container. Layer rice and gravy in Oven safe container as explained in step 4 & 5. Cover with lid (Oven safe) or Aluminum Foil. Keep the container for 15 minutes in preheated oven.


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  1. Vaidehi, tks for this lovely recipe..made n relished it yesterday! Truly superb!
    Do u use whole biryani masala or powdered one? Could you kindly update the post on this? I used MDH ready masala, which is whole masala coarse ground, but since my family doesnt like bits while eating, I ground it to a fine pwder n followed ur recipe to the T. Thankyou so much again! :) Best regards, Purnima.

  2. Which biryani masala did you use?i dont get nice biryani masala here where i stay in usa.. please tell me substitute for that. Pls pls



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