Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Vegetable Biryani




Spicy one pot meal, fluffy rice cooked in aromatic spices in a medley of vegetables.


Ingredients:

240 g / 8 oz frozen mixed vegetables( carrots, green beans, peas, sweetcorn)
120g / 4 oz basmati rice
60g / tuvar dal (yellow pigeon peas split)
250 ml  boiling water
1 medium potato peeled and diced
1 green chilli finely chopped
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 small onion finely diced or cut into thin strips
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 small stick cinnamon
2-3 cloves
2-3 cardamom pods
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves

Method:

1. Mix the rice and dhal and wash it in 3-4 changes of water and then soak the rice and dhal for 30 minutes.
2. After 30 minutes drain the water from the rice in a sieve and keep the rice to one side.
3.Heat oil in a pan,when it is hot add the cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamon pods and cumin seeds  the onions and sauté until onions are translucent.
4. Add the drained rice and the vegetables and potatoes to the onion and toss the mixture so that the rice grains are coated in the oil.
5. Add the tomato purée, chillies, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté for 2 more minutes.
6. Add  the boiling water and bring the rice to a slow simmer. Reduce the heat of the rice to lowest setting and cook covered for 25-30 minutes until all the water is absorbed. (Do not open the pan lid during this cooking time.)
7. After 30 minutes open the lid and fluff the rice up with a fork and transfer to a serving plate and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with natural yoghurt or cucumber raita.


Submitting to:
In my VEG BOX~ Tomatoes event by citrusspiceuk


Lets cook with seeds event by simply.food

Javelin Warriors Cooking/ with luv

80 comments:

  1. My favorite one pot dish. Delicious.

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  2. This looks delicious! I printed it out to try sometime this month.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it I would love some feed back on how it turned out.

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  3. That looks delicious, my favourite is a mushroom biryiani.

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  4. This looks amazing! Your blog posts always make me hungry.

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  5. This is something I will have to add in to the recipe book for sure! I love the spice!!

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    1. I really hope you get to make it and enjoy it.

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  6. delicious looking biriyani...

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  7. Sounds yummy Nayna, and full of flavour :)
    Janie x

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  8. I like Biriyani but I have never managed to cook it well.

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    1. This is a cheats version speedier to cook than authentic version that is layered and cooked in a claypot.

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  9. Tempting biryani........ Love to eat with raita!!

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  10. I love biryani and yours looks so healthy... win, win :-)

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  11. oh my looks amazing will def give it a try

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  12. Eeek! I love biryani and this looks delicious! :)

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  13. Wow, looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I will have to add in to the recipe box this recipe looks amazing

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  15. omg im soo hungry right now and looking at that dish my mouth is literally watering!!

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  16. I love love love biryani and that looks very similar to the one that we make.

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  17. I was just wondering what to make for dinner tomorrow and here you were! Thank you for a lovely recipe <3

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    1. I really do hope you make it and enjoy it. Do drop back any feed back once you try it.

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  18. this look so tasty - i love that it has carrots in, I bloomin' LOVE carrots!!

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  19. Fantastic,aromatic and delicious one pot meal.

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  20. This looks fabulous!
    I'll definitely put this on my list of things to cook ^__^

    Pixee @ The Glambulance xx

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    1. Happy cooking Pixee ,I hope you enjoy it.

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  21. This looks so good, I will have to try to make it for my daughter she what she thinks

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  22. I'm always looking for interesting veggie dishes. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. You'll be really pleased to know that I've followed a few of your recipes and they turned out great. I love the look of this and it's definitely on my list of "to do" recipes. Thanks for being inspirational :) x

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    1. Its comments like this that are truly my inspiration and motivation to cook and blog. I hope you enjoy cooking my recipes, do feel free to leave me any feed back.

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  24. This looks so yummy, shame I can't handle my spices really! :(

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  25. Gosh, this looks so delicious! I've never tried Biryani before.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

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  26. This looks amazing!!! I want to try this :)

    meimei xx

    www.meimeisays.co.uk

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  27. Oh, that looks super tasty! I'm vegetarian and most rice dishes I see use meat broth of some kind so it's nice see something that tasty that I can actually eat.

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    1. This site is total veggie so hope you enjoy browsing all the posts

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  28. This looks like a lush recipe to try! x

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  29. Sounds delish! Might have to send the children to their grandparents for an evening though - my daughter (aged 3) refuses to eat rice.

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  30. Never tried a biryani. Looks delicious, great recipe

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  31. Vegetable biryiani is delicious, I should make it, so I have bookmarked this recipe!

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  32. One-pot meals like this are always wonderful - and even better to find a meatless option. I love the vibrant color and mix of spices...

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  33. love the flavourful biriyani ...looks wonderful

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  34. yum yum!!! great recipe il have to try it one day

    www.mybubbaandme.com

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  35. Sounds and looks delicious thank you!

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  36. I have been eating lots of rice dishes recently, as they are really simple and healthy to make. This looks lovely too.

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  37. I love spice and rarely eat meat, so this is right up my street! I definitely think I'd have it with a splash of greek yoghurt. Luckily it looks quite simple :) x

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  38. BEAUTIFUL recipe and I ADORE Biryanis of ALL types! Karen

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  39. I love a good biryani and your vegetable one looks delicious.

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  40. I love the presentation - adds that extra special touch :)

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  41. I'm always surprised about the addition of cinnamon to savoury dishes as I think of it as a sweet spice, but it adds such a lovely level of flavour...!

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  42. Oh yum this sounds delicious <3 it is so nice to have something with vegetables in sometimes. x

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  43. Luckily we had squash curry last night, otherwise I'd be desperate for this right now for breakfast.

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  44. This looks so yummy!
    Will definitely be using this recipe!

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  45. This looks so tasty. I think I will try to do this x

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  46. Love biryani! This is almost exactly same biryani we had last week ;)

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  47. Looks lovely and very comforting!

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  48. I love Biryani, but I've never tried to make my own before. You've inspired me and it seems easier than most other curries anyway! :)

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  49. This sounds and looks wonderful

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  50. Biryani was one of the first proper currys I ate in a restaurant. This sounds like a great dish.

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  51. That looks heavenly Nayna and nice photo!

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  52. That looks delicious. I haven't tried biryani but would feel confident making it at home to try out now!

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  53. I think I'm going to give this a bash tonight :)

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  54. I wondered how this dish was prepared - thanks.

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  55. Another tasty dish to bookmark, looks lovely Nayna!

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  56. I made this yesterday and it was delicious thank you!

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  57. Your vegetable biryani looks delicious.

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  58. Planning on following this recipe this afternoon!

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  59. looks lovely , i love vegetable dishes

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  61. This looks delicious, may just have to try it myself x

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