Simple and easy vegetable biryani in a pressure cooker or rice cooker,
Biriyani is my family’s all time favourite whenever i am busy or feel lazy i just goahead with biriyani ……
Biryani is often seen as time-consuming and needing many ingredients but it needn’t be that way. Often, I just make this one-pot, healthy, and easy vegetable biryani with whatever vegetables I have in hand and it makes a wholesome meal with some pickle, raita and papad..Also Biriyani taste better the next day…. yummmm yummm…..
INGREDIENTS: (240 ml cup used)
1 ½ cup of basmathi rice (soaked for at least 10 mins)
1 cup potato cubed
1 cup carrot chopped
1 cup beans chopped
1 cup green peas
1 cup onion sliced
1 cup tomato chopped
1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
Coriander leaves (optional)
1 ½ to 2 tsp. red Chilli powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 tbsp haldi powder
1 tbsp garam masala/biriyani masala
2 ½ cups water
2 to 3 tbsp. Oil & Ghee
1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 bay leaf
4 green cardamons
Two 1 inch cinnamon stick
½ tsp. jeera powder
Salt to taste
First we have to Soak rice for at least 10 minutes. Drain the water and set aside in rice cooker
Now take a pan and add oil to a pressure cooker and heat it.
Once the oil heated add dry spices(bay leaf, cardamons,poppy seedsmfennel seeds,cloves, cinnamon stick) and fry till you get a nice aroma for one to 2 minutes.
Now fry onions until golden. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell has gone.
Add tomato fry for sometime and add all chopped vegetables, fry for about 2 minutes.
Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, haldi powder, garam masala/biriyani masala & jeera powder….
Mix & saute it for 2 more minutes.
Then add water as measured, salt….stir well Add ghee for smell and taste…
Now pour it in rice cooker and allow the rice to cook … When the rice is cooked, the switch automatically goes to keep warm position….
open the lid and fluff up….
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with pickle, raita or papad and enjoy……..