Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vegetable Dum Biryani

Dum Biryani & Vegetable Kolhapuri


  • 2 Cups Basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Mixed vegetables (Potatoes, cauliflower, french beans, carrot, peas, capsicum)
  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • 4 green chillies slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 inch Cinnamon stick (Dalchini)
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green Cardamom (ilachi)
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tsp saffron soaked in warm water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2 tsp Biryani masala ( i like Everest biryani masala)
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup Mint leaves ( pudina)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup beaten curd
  • 1/2 tsp Shahi jeera.


  • Soak basmati rice for half an hour.
  • Boil 4 Cups water in a pan with some salt, shahi jeera, cloves and mint leaves,add rice to the boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes, the rice should be 75% cooked, rest will be cooked in oven or dum.
  • Drain and keep aside.add a tsp oil or ghee to the rice.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala to it, when they begin to crackle add sliced onion.
  • Fry till onions turn golden brown, add ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and mix.
  • Now add the mixed vegetables and stir for a minute.
  • Add curd,mint leaves, biryani masala and mix well, simmer and cook till vegetables are soft.
  • Now in a oven safe bowl put layers of vegetables and rice, final layer should be of rice.
  • Pour the saffron water on the rice.Some mint leaves and coriander leaves. cover it.
  • Preheat oven at 200 degree C and place the bowl in over for 20 mts.
  • Or place it on a thick bottom pan and let it cook for 20 minutes on low flame.
  • Remove and serve hot.
Sending this as my Entry for 'Ravishing Rice' event hosted by Nags & Meeta.

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