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Vegetable Dum Biryani is a very simple dish and you can add any vegetables of our choice. Fried onions and the spices mixed with the vegetables give the rice a delicious flavour.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4-5

Ingredients:

Basmati rice : 3 cups

Onion : 2 medium sliced and fried

Cashews: 2 teaspoons fried

Carrot : 1 large cut in circles

Potatoes : 2 diced

Green chillies : 2 slit

Green beans : 1/2 cup sliced

Peas : 1/2 cup

Cilantro/coriander leaves : 1 bunch chopped

Ginger garlic paste : 1 tablespoon

Yogurt/curd: 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder : 2 teaspoons

Garam masala : 2 teaspoons

Turmeric : 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Warm Milk : 1/2 cup+ 6 strands of saffron

Whole Spices:

Cloves : 7

Green cardamom: 6

Bay leaves : 2

Shahi jeera : 1 teaspoon

Mace : 2

Star Anise : 1

Cinnamon stick : 2 inch stick

Method:

Boil water in a large pot, add rice, salt and cook for 7-8 minutes. Drain the water, put a wet cloth over cooked rice in a bowl and keep aside.

Heat oil in a large pot, add all the ingredients listed under whole spices and saute for 1 minute. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds.

Add potatoes, green beans,  green chillies, peas, half of the cilantro and saute for 4 minutes. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric, yogurt, mix well and cook for 5 more minutes.

Add cooked rice, fried onions, fried cashews, cilantro, warm milk, close lid put some weight on top and cook for 7-8 minutes.

Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.