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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Kesari biryani

Special thanks to master chef Sanjeev Kapoor for this yummy biryani recipe!! The original recipe is with chicken , but I've used veggies in this recipe .

1 cup basmati rice
5 tsp oil or ghee
1 cup veggies like green peas,chopped carrot,cauliflower florets
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies crushed
1/2 cup curd
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
1 piece cinnamon
1 cardamom
2+1 sliced onion
12 tsp turmeric pdr
1 tsp biryani masala
1/2 tsp coriander pdr
1/2 tsp cumin pdr
1 tsp chilli pdr
chopped mint and coriander leaves
Salt to taste
3-4 saffron strands soaked in 2 tsp milk
fried cashews


  • Marinate the veggies with curd,ginger garlic paste,crushed green chilli and salt,keep for 15 minutes
  • Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 mins
  • Deep fry 1 onion slices into brown colour and crisp
  • In cooker put oil/ghee and put whole garam masalas and fry 
  • Add onion slices and saute for 5 minutes
  • Add marinated veggies and mix well
  • Add in the rice draining the waterFry for 5 minutes
  • Put the spices and give a stir
  • Add salt to taste  and 1 1/2 cups water and close the lid
  • Take 2 whistles and switch off the gas
  • In between raise the whistle and release the steam 2 times  to avoide overcooking
  • Open the lid and add Saffron, chopped Mint and coriander leaves,fried cashews and onion slices
  • Mix gently with a fork 
  • serve hot with rauta
Note:You can substitute veggies with chicken or prawns.

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