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
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
Cloves : 7
Green cardamom: 6
Bay leaves : 2
Shahi jeera : 1 teaspoon
Mace : 2
Star Anise : 1
Cinnamon stick : 2 inch stick
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.