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Hello there !! I'm glad you found my blog :-). I'm Nithya & my very close friends call me Nithu. I started this blog back in 2007, when my daughter Divya was born & I christened it " Divya KuttyzKitchen". I'm blessed with a handsome little guy too. My precious two kept me busy for quite these years, its Feb 2014 and I realized my blog needed some serious uplift, So here I am back to blogging. I use my iPhone for clickin & uploadin the pictures in my blog.I know its needs improvement. Let's just say, I'm just happy the way they are for now & when I do find time, I might improve on it. I also own an Etsy store, where I sell my handmade Soap bars, Cupcake soaps, Body butter, Body scrub, Lip balms & more... I plan on adding a few more Categories to my blog like Kiddie food, Travel, Soap making, Crafts etc..

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

VEGETABLE BIRYANI


INGREDIENTS:


  1. Basmati Rice - 1 Cup (Soaked as u start preparing the dish for around 15-30 mins)

  2. Onion - 1/2 Medium (diced finely)

  3. Tomato puree - 1 Spoon

  4. Ginger Garlic paste - 1.5 Spoons.

  5. Cream - 1 Spoon

  6. Potato - 1 small (skin peeled and diced into bite sized Pieces)

  7. Carrot - 1 (Skin peeled and diced into circles..again Bite sized)

  8. Peas , corn - 1/4 Cup

  9. Cauliflower - Seperate into huge Florets..

  10. Mushroom - 2 ( Diced into big chunks)

  11. Green chillies - 4 Slit lengthwise

  12. Mint Leaves - 1 bunch Diced well

  13. Corriander Leaves - Handful ..Diced Finely

  14. Veg Stock - 1 glass

  15. Water - 1/2 glass ( Proportion for 1 cup rice = 1.5 glass of water)

  16. Whole Spices- Patta, Cardamom,Elachi,Javitri,Bay Leaves - 1 Each

  17. Chilli Powder - 1 Spoon

  18. Corriander Powder - 1 Spoon

  19. Turmeric - 1/4 Spoon

  20. Salt- to taste

  21. Ghee - 1 spoon

  22. Oil - 3 Spoons

METHOD:



  1. Heat the Pan..add Ghee and Oil..

  2. When warm ...addthe whole Spices..make sure its not burnt..

  3. Immediatly add the Onion,throw in some salt and saute for a minute..

  4. Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell diminishes..

  5. Now add the tomato puree..if its not available..just coarsely ground tomatoes just work perfect..

  6. Now add the Vegetables..Saute well..Add the green chillies, mint and corriander leaves..Saute well..

  7. Throw in all the spices..
    Chilli Powder - 1 Spoon
    Corriander Powder - 1 Spoon
    Turmeric - 1/4 Spoon

  8. Mix the vegetables well with the spices..so they can coat them well..

  9. Now add the cream..mix well..

  10. Throw in the stock..and also 1/2 glass of water..

  11. Throw in some salt..

  12. Add the rice..

  13. Mix well and cover and cook..in medium flame till the veg and rice absorb the water..

  14. Then reduce the flame further and allow it to cook and set well..

  15. When rice is fluffy..switch off the stove and let it set well..

  16. Just mix the rice..just before serving..

  17. Serve with Raitha and Navarathna Kurma..

Note:


Always allow the rice to soak in water for 30 mins..This makes the rice not to stick ..it looks long and thin..yet its well cooked..


Dont mix the rice too often..thereby breaking the long beautiful grains..Just mix once when the stock is poured in..


Proportion for 1 cup rice = 1.5 glass of water..When u feel its too dry..u can sprinkle a handful.of water....that way u dont overcook ur rice..


Here we used 1 glass of stock, and half glass of water..

5 comments:

Sia said...

takes bit time to prepare it but the end result is always satisfying isn't it? :)

Nithya said...

Thanks for dropping by..i just admire ur blog and the exotic pics..

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Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy. Iam drooling over. First time here. Will visit u soon.

Nithya said...

Thanks for stopping by..hope u find something interesting..