Veg biryani is a Classic Indian vegetable rice dish which is a perfect dish for any occasion. Learn to prepare tasty Veg biryani in 30 minutes. The special variety of rice that is log grain basmati is often used for the preparation of the dish. The steamed log grain rice is mixed with assorted vegetables in a spicy masala.
The classic approach is the make layers of rice, and vegetables and then cook it slowly the process is called as “Dum”. In many regions of Indian it is also known as The veg dum biryani.
While the biryani is magnificent in taste the vegetables also adds the nutrition’s values in it. The perfect source of carbs and proteins however if you run on a very strict diet it is not a recommend dish. it fine to have some on your cheat days.
Traditionally the veg dum biryani is cooked in pot or clay vessels which can take up to 2-3 hours to cook but the variations has come and now the microwave versions of it is also available.
Toady we’ll be discussing the microwave version of veg dum biryani.
Overview of the dish
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes.
Cooking time: 26-30 minutes.
Serving: for 4 people.
Ingredients for veg dum biryani
Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups
Carrots 2 medium
Carrots 1/2 inch pieces 2 medium
French beans 1/2 inch pieces 15
Cauliflower 10-12 florets
Green peas shelled 1 cup
Salt to taste
Green cardamons 4-5
Black cardamom 1
Cinnamon 1/2 inch stick
Bay leaf- 1
Caraway seeds (jeera) – 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger-garlic paste -1 1/2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder- 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder- 1 tablespoon
Yogurt- 1/2 cup
Rose water -1/2 teaspoon
Saffron -a few strands
Fresh tomato puree- 1 cup
Biryani masala powder- 1 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves chopped- 2 tablespoons
Fresh mint leaves chopped- 2 tablespoons
Take 4 cups of Basmati rice and then wash and rinse it until the water turns clear,Then soak it in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes. While the rice is soaking, chop all the veggies. Also soak the frozen green peas in warm water for 5 minutes. Once 20 minutes are up, drain the water from the rice and set it aside. Also drain the water from the green peas and set it aside.
Press the saute button on the Instant Pot. Once its sufficiently hot, add oil to the pot. To the hot oil, add bay leaf, green cardamom, whole cloves, black peppercorns and cumin seeds. Saute for 30 seconds until the spices are fragrant.
Then add the sliced onions, along with the green chili and cashews. Cook for 2-3 mins until onion turn light brown. The cashews will also turn light brown by now.