How To: Make Indian vegetable biryani rice

Make Indian vegetable biryani rice

Vegetable biryani is an Indian rice dish bursting with flavor. With so many layers of delicious spiced vegetables and rice and so many levels of flavor, it is definitely a satisfying meal all by itself. Watch this how to video and try this vegetable rice recipe for a very popular and widely recognized Indian dish.

Ingredients:
For Rice:
Basmati Rice - 2 cups - washed, soaked for 1 hr and drained
Water - 8 cups
Bay Leaf - 1
Cloves - 5
Green Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch piece
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Mint Leaves - few
Clarified Butter (Ghee) - 1 Tbsp
Saffron - 1/4 tsp soaked in 2 Tbsp water

For Biryani Masala:
Whole Dried Red Chilies - 6
Whole Cloves - 6
Whole Coriander Seeds - 2 Tbsp

For Vegetable Mixture:
Ginger/Garlic Paste - 2 Tbsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Potatoes - 3 medium, peeled and cut into large pieces
Cauliflower - 1/2 medium, cut into big florets
Frozen Green Peas - 1 cup
Green Beans - 1 cup, cut into long pieces
Carrots - 1/2 cup, cut into big pieces
Green Chilies - 3 to 4 (or to taste), slit
Mint Leaves - handful
Dried Fenugreek Leaves - 2 Tbsp
Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) - small bunch, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 large, cut into big pieces
Yogurt - 1 cup, lightly beaten
Oil - 3 Tbsp
Whole Cashews - 1/4 cup
Walnuts - 1/4 cup
Paneer - 1 cup, cubed
Black Cumin Seeds (Shahi Jeera) - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 4
Black Cardamom - 1
Bay Leaf - 1
Onion - 1 large, sliced
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp

For Garnishing: Store bought fried onions and chopped Cilantro.

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