Thursday, May 16, 2013

Vegetable Dum Biriyani Version 2

This is another version of Dum Biriyani involving less ingredients and freshly ground paste is marinated in  curd to enhance the aroma
The previous version can be seen in this link Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani
Alternatively you can find recipe for Dum Biriyani using Brown Basmati Rice in Brown Basmati Rice Vegetable Dum Biriyani


Ingredients and Preparation

Part - 1 - Soaking Basmathi Rice
  • Basmati Rice - 3 cups
Wash the rice and soak it in water for 20 minutes.Drain it under a colander before use


Part 2 - Green paste and marination
  • Mint leaves - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Small onions - 15 nos
  • Cashews - 10 nos
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Curd - 1 ladle

Preparation
Grind the above items (expect curd) without water


Add curd to the above paste and mix well.Leave it for 30 minutes.This step is called marination


Part 3 - Tadka and Saute
  • Refined oil / Butter / Ghee - 3 tablespoons
  • Bayleaf - 1
  • Cinnamon stick - small piece
  • Cardamom/elachi - 2 nos (slit opened)
  • Cloves - 3 nos
  • Onions - 2 
  • Tomato -2 
  • Green Chilly - 6 nos (only source for spiciness)
  • Turmeric - little
Part 4 - Vegetables
  • Carrot - 2 (medium sized)
  • Beans - 7
  • Potato - 1or 2 (depending upon the size)
  • Peas- - 1/4 cup
Cut the vegetables lengthwise

Part 5- Others
  • Salt - 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons
  • Water - 4 1/2 cups
  • Lemon - 1 (optional)
Note : Garam masala, chilly and coriander powders are not added in this version

Method
  • Heat oil or melt butter / ghee in a vessel.Saute bayleaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves in a simmer flame
  • Add thinly sliced onions and fry till it becomes golden brown in a medium flame.Put a pinch of salt while doing this
  • Throw in chopped tomatoes and saute well with a pinch of salt 
  • Fry slit green chillies and add turmeric powder
  • Pour in the marinted paste and mix well.Cook till the raw smell escapes
  • Add the cut vegetables and saute for a minute
  • Add the soaked and drained rice.Put salt and swirl it once in simmer flame
  • Pour water and mix well
  • Now dum it as follows: Heat a tawa and place the biriyani pot / vessel over it (this will prevent from charring / burning).Close the vessel with a lid and put a weight on top of the lid.See the pic below for better understanding
  • Cook for 15 minutes in a medium flame.Switch off the stove and leave it for 5 minutes
  • Open the lid and squeeze lemon if desired.Mix thoroughly

Dum Biriyani is ready.Serve it with Onion Raithaand Brinjal Gravy