Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Veg Biryani Chettinad Style Recipe

Vegetable Biryani Recipe
Vegetable Biryani is a quick and easy one pot meal that you can make for lunch.You need to plan few things before hand like making ginger garlic paste,chopping veggies and making the spice powder ready,then making biriyani is so easy.I always follow ammas biryani recipe, but through the years have adapted few other recipes which are easy and quick too and once such method is this one.Chettinad Cuisine uses special ingredients and freshly ground spices which lends a unique flavour, this biryani is the best example for it as it was very well received by all at home.We had it with onion raita, will post it soon.The ingredients and method seems a bit long, but once you get the ingredients ready making is very easy.

Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Chettinad Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 1 hr |
Cooking Time
: 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Mixed Vegetables* - 1 cup
Small Onion - around 12
Tomato - 2 small sized chopped roughly
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup loosely packed
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp + 2 tsp for garnish
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
Curd - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp
Cashews - 8
Water - 2 cups
Salt - to taste

To roast and grind:

Cloves -2
Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Pepper Corns - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Star Anise - 3 petals
Marathi Mokku - 1/2

To temper:

Bayleaf - 1
Green Chilli - 1 slitted
Kalpasi - 1/4 tsp

Mixed Veggies* - I used cauliflower,peas,carrot,potato

Method:

  1. Take the spices and dry roast it till slightly browned.Cool down and grind it to a semi fine powder.Set aside.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step1
  2. While you start making the gravy, soak rice for 30mins atleast.Get ready with your veggies,onion and tomato.In a pressure cooker, heat oil+ghee add kalpasi,bayleaf and green chilli.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2mins.Then add onion , tomato and saute till tomatoes turn mushy.Then add coriander and mint leaves, saute till it shrinks.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step3
  4. Then add the veggies and mix well.Add red chilli powder,coriander powder and the spice powder that we made.Saute for few mins.Add required salt.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step4
  5. Then add curd, mix well, it will look like a thick gravy.Drain water from rice and add it.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step4
  6. Give a quick mix.Add 2 cups and water and pressure cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step4
  7. Once pressure releases, take off the weight and place the cooker in a dosa tawa for 3-5mins in low flame and switch off - This step is purely optional but gives a nice fluffy rice.Then open and fluff it up.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step4
  8. Heat ghee in a tadka pan, fry cashews till golden.Add it along with chopped coriander leaves and remaining ghee.Mix well.
    Vegetable Biryani Recipe - Step4
Serve hot with onion raita!
Vegetable Biryani Recipe

My Notes:

  • Keeping in dum removes excess moisture and gives nice fluffy rice.Sometimes I do this when I feel the rice is sticky.But this is purely optional, I have given so that it will be useful when there is excess water.
  • You can make ginger garlic paste, the spice powder mix before hand and store it.
  • Soaking rice gives soft fluffy rice.
  • I used the veggies I had in hand, you can use veggies like beans,baby corn etc
  • Kalpasi is a very important spice in chettinad cuisine so dont skip it.
Vegetable Biryani Recipe



Written by: SHARMILEE J

35 comments:

  1. Looking super delicious. And quick to make too.

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  2. Do we need to place the cooker over a pre heated dosa tawa

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    1. Just switch on the stove place the dosa tawa then pressure cooker on the dosa tawa

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  3. And like the steel cooker and can u tell the brand of the steel cooker and the make of the cooker

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  4. Hey looks tasty.I love ur blog and just a kind request,plse post at some point of time the coimbatore street food Kalan recipe.I hope u might have tried it.

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  5. Unable to identify Kalpasi ? Is there any other name ? where we can get it? I'm unable to get that one in Bangalore. I made without that, it came out nicely, the dosa tawa helped a lot to get the fluffy effect. Thank you a lot for the small and detailed tips. Your pic ... made to me to try this immediately, so tempting pictures.

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    1. Please check here to see kalpasi
      http://www.sharmispassions.com/2014/09/chicken-gravy-recipe-easy-chicken-curry.html
      I am sure you will find it in supermarkets

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    2. Thank you Sharmi. I checked the website and got an idea. I'll try to get soon.

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    3. It is also called as stone flower or pathar ke phool. Don't skip it. Looks like lichen. Available at most supermarkets in vengaluru. In Kannada, kallu hoovu

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  6. Very tempting biryani...will it not be sticky if we leave for four whistles?

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  7. Made it today came out so well.
    thank u

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  8. Can I use coconut milk instead of water since we r using curd am i asking this question

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    1. Use half water and half coconut milk else it will become too sticky.

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  9. I've tried this recipe came out yummy 😋

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  10. Kalakaringa sharmi.. Came out perfect!

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  11. Hi,
    I made the biryani today .it came out very nicely.
    Thank you.

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  12. can u tell me how much of ingredients to be used for 6 servings

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    1. You can use 3 cups and triple all the ingredients

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  13. "Wow, great blog article.Really thank you! Veg Biryani

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  14. Why we need to add curd. And how much quantity?

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    1. Just for flavour, as mentioned in ing list it is 2 tbsp

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  15. Hi
    How to cook this briyani in rice cooker.in my rice cooker had 6 program functions. Its Redmond brand. Pls reply.

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  16. Hi sharmilee
    I try out your recipes more often and that used to come out so well.Thanks for your recipies..This appears so appealing and sure will try it out. I usually try different versions of biriyani every time but still struggling to get an exact mouth watering version.
    I have 2 questions.
    one is use of curd or coconut milk.I am sure coconut milk gives out a nice flavour.but which will be the better option?? my mil used to grind some coconut and does not add the either.
    Next is the ginger garlic paste.I find u have added very little in pic..is it 2 tsp or what is the correct measurement.

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    1. 1.I prefer coconut milk as it gives great flavour but curd is no lesser you can add it too
      2.It is 2 tsp only, it is scattered so it looks like that

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  17. Hi,

    There was no mention of salt.. Do we not need salt?

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  18. Hii... one cup of rice means can you please tell the exact quantity..

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  19. Delicious recipe..thanks for posting

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  20. I tried this recipe today and it came perfect. Reduced the wires to half as I had only half cup of rice.. after a really long time my biriyani had come fluffy wit individual grains of cooked rice! Thanks Sharmi!

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