Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vegetable Biryani ~ My Style!


Basmati rice - 200g (washed, drained and kept aside)
Carrots - 2 (thinly sliced)
Potato - 2 big cut into medium sized cubes
Green Beans - about 10 ends chipped off and cut into long pieces (PS: I did not have green beans at home, so cooked without them this time!)
Onion - 1 big sliced
Ginger paste - 2 table spoons (freshly made)
Green chilly - 4 (freshly made into a paste)
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts - handful


Cumin seeds - 1 table spoon
Cloves - 4 or 5
Cardamom - 3 or 4 crushed
Coconut powder - 3 table spoons
Fenugreek powder - 3/4 table spoon
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 table spoon
Coriander powder - 1 table spoon
Salt - per your taste
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 cup to fry all the vegetables well!


1. Heat oil in a shallow pan, add cloves, cumin seeds, cardamom and cashew. Fry until cashews turn golden brown.

2. Add cut onion, and ginger - chilli paste, stir and cook for few mins.

3. As onions start turning light brown, add carrots and potatoes.

4. Add cinnamon powder, fenugreek powder, coriander powder, salt and stir well.

5. Add yogurt and mix well so that the vegetables are coated uniformly.

6. Lavishly spread the coconut powder on top, simmer and cook for few minutes.

7. Now, add the washed basmati rice to the vegetables and stir.

8. Transfer the contents into a rice cooker and cook.

(PS: No need to add extra water for the vegetables as the yogurt is moist to cook them all! I usually add 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice.)

Serve the Biryani with Raita - a splendid combo! Happy eating!

Will share my Raita recipe soon :)


SriDivya said...

cool pix :)

swapna said...

wow...yummy biryani.... i want to eat now....
and @ sridivya.... guess u r the photographer n hence the cool pix ;) self praise!!!

Sruni said...

yes its her photography.. ;)

nivriti said...

well i can share a gud Raita recepie with you and its veg....

Sruni said...

Oh I love the raita which you make! I tried making it the same way with pasta couple of time! Please do share it Nivi :)

vishnu serla said...

Could u plz post Typical Hyd Mutton curry,
its juz been 2 months for me trying to cook, cooked chicken varieties but neva lamb or mutton.
Thankin u in advance

Sruni said...

Thanks Vishnu for your interest in cooking. However, I'm a vegetarian and sorry cannot help with meat stuff...


vishnu serla said...

its ok sruni, im juz trying to cook it tonight wid some help from vah re vah chef.
will let u knw if it tastes gud.


sneha raj said...

Awesome Sruni, it just feels like home ! the authentic, traditional hyderabadi biriyani ....I shall follow your blog !

Sruni said...

Thanks Sneha! Its been a while that I updated my blog. will come up with new recipes soon..