Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
Normally, I make Veg biriyani in the traditional style, grinding, marinating etc...
Here is an instant, exactly 5-minute biriyani.......
Keep ready all the ingredients, vegetables chopped, just have to put them in a pressure pan and cook...just 2 whistles...that's all...
Even when some unexpected guests turn up...we can do this in a jiffy and leave them awe struck!!!
Please check my other rice and pulav varieties


Ingredients
Basmati - 1 cup, soaked for 15 mts and drained
Water - 1 3/4 cups
Vegetables
Onion - 1, small - cut into thin strips
Red bell pepper - 1/2, cut into thin strips
Green bell pepper -1/2, cut into thin strips
Fresh peas - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1, small - julienned
Green beans - 10-12, cut into thin strips
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 1, slit


Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Jeera/cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Fresh curds - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

To season
Cooking oil - 2 tbsps
Ghee - 2 tbsps
Saunf - 1 tsp
Bay leaves - 1-2
Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 3
Star anise - 2-3 small bits
Cinnamon - 2-3 small bits
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Recipe cuisine: North Indian; Category: Lunch/Dinner
Soaking time: 10 mts; Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 5 mts

Serves 3

Soaked basmati rice drained


I made this in a stainless steel pressure cooker only...heat oil and ghee, season all the above mentioned ingredients


Then add the onions, green chilli and the bell peppers...saute for awhile


Then add the coriander and mint leaves


Now add the cut vegetables and the chilli, coriander, jeera and garam masala powders


Now the curds


drained rice and salt to taste


Mix everything well


Pour 1 3/4 cups hot water, close the lid, cook for 2 whistles


after the pressure fully releasing by itself, when you open this is how it will be!!!!


Fluff up gently with  a fork..


This is how my pressure pan looked, with not a single grain of rice sticking to it...


Serve this quick and easy Veg Biriyani with the watermelon raita


This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com
Notes
*A small chopped tomato is optional.


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