VEGETABLE BIRYANI8:52 PM
1 cup basmati rice [ soaked in water for 20minutes].
1/2 cup carrot, sliced into cubes.
1/2 cup green beans, thinly sliced.
1/2 cup cauliflower, separated into tiny flowers.
1/2 cup mushroom, sliced thinly.
1/2 cup potatoes, sliced thinly.
1/2 cup bell pepper of any colour, sliced into thin stripes.
1/4 cup green peas.
1 big onion, thinly sliced .
1 tomato, chopped.
2 green chillies, cut into halves.
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
3 cardamom pods.
2 bay leaves.
1/2 tsp fennel seeds.
1/2 cup mint leaves.
1 tsp curry powder.
1/4 tsp chili powder.
1/4 tsp coriander powder.
1 tsp ghee.
1 tsp oil.
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
1 1/2 cups water.
Heat ghee and oil in a pan.Add bay leaves,cardamom,cinnamon,cloves and fennel , let them fry for a minute.Now add the green chillies and onion , fry them .
Add ginger garlic paste , fry them to release the raw aroma.Add tomatoes , fry them till they are tender.
Add the veggies , curry powder,chilli powder,coriander powder and turmeric , mint leaves ,mix well.
Add rice ,salt and mix well.Add water and transfer the whole mixture into a rice cooker.
if cooking with a pressure cooker , put the whistle on and leave it in simmer for 10 -12 minutes.
If u are using the frozen peas , thaw them and add it to the rice at last . As the peas is already cooked and freezed ,they become mushy when u cook them again. If not add it along with vegetables.
When rice is cooked, mix gently adding few drops of ghee and parsely.