Briyani is a rice -based dish cooked with spices and chicken,mutton,egg,shrimp,fish and vegetables also. Biriyani comes from the Persian word BERYA(N) which means fried or roasted.It is very popular dish in India.
Biriyani was introduced in India in the era of Mughal. It was one of the famous dish in the kitchen of the Mughal Emperor.
Each region of India has its own way of making Biriyani,mainly Kashmir, Heydrabad, Malabar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Agra are the main centres of Biriyani.
Today I am going to share easy way of making Veg Dum Biriyani at home.
Veg Dum Biriyani is made by cooking vegetables and paneer in ghee with warm aromatic spices until the vegetables is tender, then adding semi boiled rice and cooking in the sealed pot over low heat till done.
Author - Moumita
Preparation Time - 15 Minutes
Cooking Time - 45 Minutes
Servings - 2
INGREDIENTS FOR VEGETABLES CURRY
Cauliflower florets/gobi -10-12(small)
Button mushrooms-6 (chopped)
French beans-½ cup(chopped )
Green peas-1/2 cup
Paneer-1cup (cut into medium cubes)
Coriander powder -1tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp or according to your taste
Cinnamon stick -1"
Green Cardamom -3
Whole jeera-1/2 teaspoon (for tempering )
Garam masala powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil/ghee or clarified butter - 2 tablespoons+1 teaspoon
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING BIRIYANI MASALA
Cinnamon -1inch stick
Sha jeera-1teaspoon (optional )
Kabab chini-1/2 teaspoon
METHOD OF MAKING BIRIYANI MASALA
Roast all the spices powder in a pan.Let them cool down and grind them to make a fine powder.
FRIED ONIONS OR BIRISTA
Slice the onions..separate the slices. ..then fry untill golden brown
INGREDIENTS FOR RICE
Basmati Rice-2 cups washed and soaked for 15 minutes in water
Green Cardamom -3
Black Cardamom -3
Salt to taste
Saffron-1 pinch soak into 1 cup warm milk
Rose water-2 teaspoon
Kewra essence-3-4 drops
PREPARING BIRIYANI RICE
Take a big pan,add 4 cups of water, put bay leaf, oil and salt
Bring it to boil, when the water will start boiling, add rice,cook the rice till 3/4 is done.
Drain and spread the rice on a tray
Vegetable Dum Briyani is rice based dish made by layering cooked Vegetables and cooked Basmati rice,though I just cooked it just by making two layers, thats why it is a easy way of making Vegetable Dum Biriyani.
Heat ghee and oil in a non-stick or heavy bottomed vessel . Vessel should be very big thus you can cook your biriyani in this vessel later.
Add chopped onions ,fry till golden brown .Add all the vegetables ,paneer and little bit salt and cook for 2 minutes.
Combine ginger garlic paste,biriyani masala into yoghurt ,mix well and add into the pan
Mix with vegetables and cook for 2 minutes
Add cooked rice on it
Make a hole between the rice and vegetables layer and pour saffron induced milk over it.
Add a little salt, remaining garam masala, fried onions, kewra essence ,gulab jal and 1teaspoon ghee or clarified butter over it.
Cover the pan with the aluminium foil, then put the lid.
Cook for of low flame for 25-30 minutes,turn off the gas.Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Your Veg Dum Biriyani is ready to serve. Serve it with raita.
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If you are using other vessel except non-stick pan then place a thick bottomed tawa on gas stove,keep the biriyani vessel on this tawa.
Dry roast all the ingredients of Biriyani Masala and grind to make a fine powder
Cook rice following the above mentioned method
Soak saffron into one cup warm milk
Heat ghee in a pan,temper the oil with cinnamon,bay leaf,cardamom,cloves,onions and peas.
Add ginger garlic,yoghurt and biriyani masala paste
Add semi cooked rice
Mix rice with vegetables
Add saffron mixed milk
Add fried onions,ghee,gulab jal and kewra essence
Cover with foil and put the lid and cook for 20-25 minutes on low flame
Veg Dum Biriyani