Mint Veggie Biryani / Pudina Vegetable Biryani

Ingredients:

Biryani:

Basmati Rice – 1 cup (soak half an hour)

Mix veggies:Β 

πŸ₯• Carrots,Β Beans, Sweet corn 🌽 and Green peas – 1 cup

Mint – 1/2 cup

Onion – finely chopped

Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1 tea spoon

Cloves – 3

Cinnamon – 2 (small pieces)

Cardamom – 2

Bay leaf πŸƒΒ – 2

Green chillies – sliced- 3 to 4

Ghee – 2 tb sp

Cashew nuts – 1 tb sp (fried in ghee)

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Cumin/ Jeera powder- 1 tea spoon

Coriander powder – 1 tea spoon

Biryani Masala Powder – 1/2 tb sp

Salt – To taste

Kasuri methi / Dry fenugreek leaves πŸƒΒ – 1 tea spoon

Raita:

Curd/ yogurt – 1 cup

Finely chopped onion – 1/2 cup

Pepper powder Β – 1/2 tea spoon

Salt – To taste

Procedure:

  • Wash Basmati rice twice and soak in correct ratio of water (1 cup basmati rice – 2 cups of water )Β Keep aside
  • Heat frying pan on medium heat
  • Add ghee and fry cashew nuts. Take out in a bowl when becomes brown
  • Now add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, jeera/cumin seeds let them fry add biryani leaves in the same pan
  • Saute and add green chillies let them fry then add veggies to it don’t over cook
  • Add onion and saute for one minute
  • Add chopped mint leaves πŸƒΒ and saute
  • Next add salt, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin/ jeera powder and biryani masala powder
  • Mix them well and saute for one to two minutes
  • Finally add kasuri methi/ dry fenugreek leaves powder to it and mix it well
  • Now transfer them into soaked rice bowl and mix well. Check taste of water if required add salt
  • Cook Biryani in electric rice cooker/ Pressure cooker
  • If pressure cooker only 2 to 3 whistles
  • Make sure rice must be cooked well before serving it ☺️( you can see long grains of basmati rice and non sticky rice)

Making Raita:

  • Take one cup of curd
  • Make it smooth paste by using spoon. Don’t add so much of water
  • Add finely chopped onion , pepper powder and salt
  • Mix them well
  • Serve it with Biryani
  • Mint Veggie Biryani is ready to serve. Garnish with fried cashew nuts

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