Vegetable Biriyani is prepared in different styles in different parts. I was browsing and discovered this recipe (by Sanjeev Kapoor) and tried this. I hope you people will like and try this. I got compliments from my husband. Now it’s your turn to get complimented.......
Rice – 5 cups, Vegetables (carrot, beans, potato, cauliflower, green peas) – 2 bowls, Capsicum – 1 cut into pieces, Onions – 2 cut into small pieces, Tomato – 1 large cut into small pieces, Cardamom – 3, Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 spoon, Ginger – 2 inch chopped nicely, Green chillies – 4 to 5 chopped, Fresh coriander chopped – ½ cup, Mint leaves (pudina) – 7 to 10 leaves, Red chilli powder – 1 spoon, Turmeric powder – ½ spoon, Ghee – 5 spoons, Salt as per taste.
For Garnishing: Fried onions ½ cup and Cashew nuts fried in ghee – ½ cup.

Preparation Method:
1. Heat ghee in a cooker, add cumin seeds and cardamom and fry gently.
2. Add ginger and green chillies and fry till a nice aroma arises.
3. Add onions and fry till it is lightly transparent.
4. Add capsicum and fry till it half cooked.
5. Add all the vegetables and mix well.
6. Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
7. Add mint leaves, rice and mix well.
8. Finally add 10 cups of water and close the lid of the cooker and cook for 20 mins with the whistle.
9. Serve hot vegetable biriyani by garnishing with fried onions and cashew nuts.

Serves: 4 to 5 persons.


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