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Vegetable Biriyani In Pressure Cooker Recipe - How To Make Veg Biriyani In 30 Mins

vegetable biriyani recipe

Vegetable biriyani in pressure cooker is an easy and quick one pot meal and you just need the pressure cooker to make this...wow!

Pressure cooker biriyani is always a life saver for me; meal in under 30 mins, is my kind of cooking when I am in a lazy mode.

The best thing is that you can play around with your favorite veggies,  if you love mushrooms, tip in some chopped.... broccoli.. ? Okay, I leave that to you.

For this recipe,  you do not need to soak the basmati rice, but if you are not in a hurry and have some time to spare you can soak in for 10 mins....though, I rarely do this.

Vegetable biriyani video recipe



Ingredients:
Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Beans: 10
Carrots: 2
Cauliflower: 1/4 of a head
Capsicum: 1/2
Potato: 1
Frozen peas: 1/2 cup
Tomato: 2, chopped
Onions: 2, sliced
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Garam masala: 3/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil as needed
Water: 3 3/4 cups

Green Masala:
Garlic: 2 pods
Ginger: 1 1/2 inch
Green chilies: 3
Mint Leaves: 3-4 sprigs
Coriander leaves: Half a handful

Whole Spices:
Cashewnuts: 2 tbsp
Raisins: 2 tbsp
Black cardamons: 1, lightly crushed
Green cardamons: 5, lightly crushed
Star anise: 1/2
Bay leaf: 1/2
Cloves: 6
Mace: A small strand
Saunf (Perumjeerakam): 1/2 tsp


Method:
Wash and rinse basmati rice and keep it on a strainer.
Chop the vegetables and keep aside.
Grind coarsely all the ingredients under the green masala and keep aside.
Heat a pressure cooker with oil, once the oil is heated add in the cashew nuts and once roasted remove to a plate, add in raisins and remove when lightly fried. Add in half a handful sliced onions and fry it and then remove it to a plate. This is to garnish.

Add in the whole spices, allow it to roast and then add in the onions and once the onions are light brown add in the green masala. Mix well and sauce for a min. Add in salt.

Add in the chopped tomatoes, mix well. Add in coriander powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala. Mix all this together on low flame till oil starts to come out.

Add in the chopped vegetables and mix well. Allow them to fry in the masala for 2-3 mins and then add in 3 3/4 cups of water. Squeeze in half a lime. Once it starts to boil add in the strained rice. Cover the cooker and when steam starts to come, simmer the cooker for 7 mins and then switch off the flame.

Open the cooker only after 10-15 mins. Lightly mix well once the cooker is opened and add in the fried raisins, cashew nuts, and fried onions. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with raita.

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