Friday, January 30, 2009


Basmati rice - 2 cups (wash & soak it for 20 mins)
Beans, Carrots -(cut at an angle) - 1 cup
Onions(medium) - 2 nos (sliced thinly)
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsps
Ghee or Butter - 2 tbsps
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Slited Green chillies 8-10
Mint leaves(chopped)
Coriander leaves(chopped)
Water - as required
lime juice- 1tbsps
Salt to taste

Whole garam masalas:-
Cloves - 3 nos
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Cardamom - 3 nos

1)Heat oil and butter or ghee in a pressure cooker. Add whole garam masalas allow till the aroma comes out & add chopped Onion fry till onions become light brown in colour.

2)Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a few mins.

3)Add cuted vegetables, mint leaves, coriander leaves and fry for a while around 8 min, or till they become soft.

4)Add required quanitity of water as per the ratio given in basmati rice package for water measurement. Now close the lid and turn the flame to high. When the steam begins to rise, reduce the flame and let sit for a few seconds. Now open the lid and add the washed strained rice. Add salt, turmeric powder and a few drops of lime juice.

5)Mix all the ingredients for a while, cover the lid & turn to high and when the steam begins to rise again, reduce flame to low and cook for 8-10 mins till done. later mix well & serve with curd raitha.

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Gayathri Gopinath said...

Yummmmmy Veg Briyani.....looks great Paddu.

Swapna Pravin said...

This is all time fav dish for my family. Thanks for sharing ur great recipe.
Thanks for following my blog.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow...I like ur plate, looks decorative. Biriyani looks yummm

SriLekha said...

looks delicious!

Nithya Praveen said...

First time to ur blog i guess...its wonderful.Biryani is my fav...Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

Padma Gopinath said...

ThanQ all for ur lovely comment :-)

Chitra said...

First time in ur blog i think...Briyani Looks delicious..I too follow the same method:)dO visit my blog at ur frree time:)

LG said...

veg biriyani looks delish. Little raita and I think my dinner is taken care of..nice post. I always like such one pot wonders

Sanghi said...

Good one padma.! Thanks for following my blog! Also keep up ur work!

Sanghi said...

Kindly do pick ur award from my blog :)

Gayathri Gopinath said...

hey congrats dear on your first award..... :)

Ruchi Ruchi Adige said...

Hi Padma..
Thanks for the nice comment.
U too have nice recipes in ur blog..
Yes I am MKIU member. U also MKIU member? Now a days I am bit busy with office work so I don't get much time to look into MKIU happenings.