Vegetable Briyani Recipe / How to make vegetable briyani in pressure cooker / Simple Vegetable Briyani

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Briyani is a mixed rice dish from South Asia. It is made with spices, rice and meat or vegetables. It is a most popular and common rice dish all over India. It is very tasty and consumes very little time to prepare. It goes out well with raita.

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Ingredients:

  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Ginger-garlic – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Mixed vegetables (carrot, cauliflower, beans, green peas, potato) – 1 ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Curd / Yogurt – ¼ cup
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 3 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mint and coriander leaves – a handful
  • Cloves – 3 no
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Star Anise – 1 no
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Long grain (Basmathi) rice – 2 ½ cup

Preparation:

  • Soak rice for 15 mins in water.
  • Finely chop the coriander and mint leaves.
  • Peel and dice the carrots and potatoes, separate cauliflower to small florets, cut beans lengthwise, slit the green chillies and finely chop onions and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker, add all the spices and wait till it splutters.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the onions and sauté till they turn golden brown, followed by tomatoes till they become mushy.
  • Add the vegetables and sauté them for a while, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and coriander powder and sauté them for about 10 mins.
  • Pour in the curd/yogurt and stir it well.
  • Drain the water, add the rice and saute it for 5 mins.
  • Pour in 3 cups of water, let it boil, pour in a tsp of lemon juice and pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides.

Serve hot with a gravy and raita. Goes out well with mushroom curry, onion-tomato raita, lemon pickle and Banana chips.

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