07/05/2016

Veg Dum Biriyani


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.




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Author - Moumita 
Preparation Time - 15 Minutes 
Cooking Time - 45 Minutes 
Servings - 2
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INGREDIENTS  FOR VEGETABLES CURRY

Carrots-2 chopped
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)
Yoghurt-1/4 cup
Onion-2 (Chopped)
Ginger paste-1tbsp
Garlic Paste-2tbsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Coriander powder -1tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp or according to your taste
Cinnamon stick -1"
Green Cardamom -3
Cloves-4
Bay leaf-2
Whole jeera-1/2 teaspoon (for tempering )
Garam masala powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-1/2teaspoon
Oil/ghee or clarified butter - 2 tablespoons+1 teaspoon 


INGREDIENTS  FOR MAKING BIRIYANI  MASALA

Cinnamon -1inch stick

Green Cardamom-4

Black Cardamom-3

Cloves-5

Black Pepper-3

Star Anise-1

Nutmeg-1

Mace-1tsp

Sha jeera-1teaspoon  (optional )

Coriander seeds-1teaspoon

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.

OTHER INGREDIENTS 

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

Water-4cups

Green Cardamom -3

Black Cardamom -3

Cloves -4

Cinnamon Stick-1"

Star Anise-1

Oil-2 tsp

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.


FINAL PREPARATION

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.

Want to know more Veg Recipes Without  Onion and Garlic,click HERE

Want to know more Veg Recipes  With Onion and Garlic, click HERE

Want to know more Indian bread and Rice recipes,clickHERE

NOTE:-
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.




                            PICTORIAL RECIPE


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  





















11 comments:

  1. Drooling...It has come out really well...

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  2. It looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  3. This biryani sounds yumy, with loads of spices and vegetables.
    I am hosting MLLA for the month of May 2016. You can share any vegetarian lentil recipe which you posted in 2016. Please come and see the rules of the event.http://herbsspicesandtradition.blogspot.ca/2016/05/event-announcement-hosting-my-legume.html

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  4. Flavourful and delicious biriyani!!

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  5. Wow! Biriyani looks gorgeous! I love your captures too.

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  6. A whole list of ingredients and biriyani turned out fabulous. Making me hungry now.

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  7. Briyani looks fantastic and you have explained it well..

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  8. Hi Moumita, I love biriyani and this looks perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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  9. This looks so perfect and yum... awesome plating...

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