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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

VEGETABLE MICROWAVE BIRYANI

VEGETABLE MICROWAVE BITYANI




Ingredients:

Basmati Rice: 350 gms
Potatoes: 200 gms
Carrot: 200 gms
Onion: 150 gms
Green Peas: 1 cup
French Beans: 125 gms
Cauliflower: 1/2 cup
Green Chiily: 4
Ginger: 30gms
Garlic: 20 gms
Cardamon: 4
Cinnamon: 3
PeeperCorns: 1 tsp
Cloves 4-5
Red Chilly Powder: 1 tsp
Birayani Masala: 4 tbsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder:  1 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
Curd: 1 cup
Saffron: 1 tbsp
Milk: 1/2 cup
Mint: 1/3 cup
Coriander Leaves: 1/3 cup
Rose Water: 2 tsp
Cashewnut: 50 gms
Raisins: 50 gms
Almond: 50 gms
Ghee or Refined: 120 gms
Salt: to taste

Method:


  • Wash and soak rice in 2 cups of water for half an hour.Drain the Water.


  • Cook the rice with all garam Masala viz cloves, caradamon, cinnamon stick till done.


  • Allow the rice to cool down slightly. Wash the rice in running water and keep aside.


  • Divide the curd into two equal parts.


  • Chopped the mint leaves and coriander leaves. Add these toone part of curd.


  • Add saffron into a warm milk and keep it aside.


  • Soak the almond for half-anhour in water and chooped it. Also chopped the cashew nuta.


  • Peel potatoes, carrots .Wash and dice them


  • Sliced the onion and green chilly.


  • Peel ginger,grlic and chopped them finely


  • Heat oil in a pan, add the remaining garam masala.Saute it over medium heat


  • Add onion and fry till it becomes brown.Add Ginger,Garlic and Green chillies. Mix well.


  • Add all the masala viz turmeric Powder,Red chilly Powder,Coriander Powder,Cumin Powder,Biryani masala and mix well and fry these for 2 minutes.


  • Add salt to taste. Mix well


  • Add plain curd. Stir it and add 2/3 cup of water. Bring it to boil. and simmer it till the vegetales are done.


  • Add the nuts viz cashewnut,almonds and raisins.Mix well


  • Take the cooked vegetables in a bowl.






  • In a microwave safe dish place one  layer of cooked rice, Apply one layer of cooked rice. one layer of curd with mint and coriander leaves and 3 tsp of saffron dissolved in milk.




  • Repeat the step once more.


  • Microwave for 5 minutes at 100% power. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes.


  • Take out in a serving dish. Mix well


  • Serve hot with Raita

  • Alternatively, you can do these same steps in an handi.


  • In an handi  place one layer of cooked rice, vegetables, curd with coriander and mint leaves and saffron dissolved in milk. Repeat the same process once again


  • Cover the lid.Apply the atta dough all around the dough. Press it lightly


  • Cook it on a low flame for about 20-25 minutes


  • Take out in a serving plate.Mix well


  • Serve hot with raita




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