Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hyderabadi Veg Biryani

Hmm..wt to tell abt vegetable biryani??itz one of da most favourite dish for every a days biryani is becoming more n more common but when it cums to hyd biryani....haa...wait for a while..!!itzz not as common as da other one,n 1ce u taste dat..u'll cum to know how biryani really tastes.v used 2 alott of hangout spots..especially Paradise 'coz itzz very near to our college,v used to celebrate lot of b'day parties over there......I missed those days really:((everyone used to order all da nonveg stuff but for veggies(like me) initially hyd biryani is not really tastey.......later i used hav biryani very common n i swear i really luv dat very much.I thnk everyone 1ce in thier lifetime should taste hyd veg biryani.

2cups Basmati Rice
100gm Beans
100gm Carrot
100gm Turnip
1/4cup Green peas
250gm Onion
2flakes Garlic
1/4" piece Ginger
2 Green chillies
2"piece Cinnamon
4 Cloves
4 Cardamom
Andhra moggu
1 Bay leaves
1/2tsp Salt
50gm Oil
100gm Ghee
1/4cup Chopped Cilantro leaves
1/4cup Chopped Mint leaves
20gms Cashew nuts
1/2 cup Salt bread (optional)

Wash rice and drain. Slice beans, carrots and turnip into thin long pieces. Cook these vegetables with green peas and keep aside.
Slice 1/3 of the onions and keep aside. Grind the remaining onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies into a fine paste. Dry roast andhra moggu and coarsely grind it along with half quantity of cinnamon, clove and cardamom.
Heat oil and ghee in a vessel and roast bay leaves and the remaining cinnamon, clove and cardamom. (Reserve some ghee for frying cashew nuts and salt bread) Add sliced onion and saut till golden brown. Add ground paste kept aside and fry.
When it's done, saut well with ground cinnamon and add rice, fry for a while. Add salt to taste along with 4cups of water and mix well. Close the vessel and cook the rice on a low heat. When it is done add the cooked vegetables and boil for some time. Finally add chopped cilantro and mint leaves.
Cut the salt bread into fine pieces and deep fry in ghee or oil until they become crisp and brown. Fry cashew nuts in the same ghee.
Before serving the biriyani, garnish it with fried cashew nuts and salt bread.

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