Vegetable Biryani/Pulao

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Vegetable Biryani/Pulao
Biryani

One of the fanciest and most exotic rice preparations with rice is the oh-so flavorful and aromatic Biryani. Behtareen means “Perfect” in Urdu and Hindi. I have never really attempted a Biryani in the past, but inspiration got the better of me last month and I did attempt it and it turned out fabulous – Felt a huge sense of achievement that I managed to make something which we order rather longingly in a restaurant right here in my kitchen!! I was also happy in the knowledge that i used the healthiest and best ingredients to make it.

I was going to make a dhum biryani  – the kind you get at Cream Centre for those of you familiar with that restaurant chain in India. I did not make the atta- chappati covering to cook it, but instead used my rice cooker. But I layered it the same way and the more it stayed the better it tasted. The house was filled with the warm spell of spices and the naturally aromatic basmati.
Here is my version of this exotic rice preparation
The pictures are pretty self-explanatory and the masala for biryani has been approached in different ways depending on what tastes you prefer to be more predominant.
NOTE: The ONE ingredient I did not photograph since I added it last is coconut – 1/4 cup of grated coconut for the masala.
For the Masala
Use 2 tsp  of Suvaiyana Pulao Mix
The veggies, Paneer, (Raisins & Almonds) for sauteing
Peas, Beans,Carrots, Onions, Cauliflower, & Paneer. Saute and cook with olive oil/butter and salt – I added a 2 tsp of curry powder to cook the veggies –
Saute Paneer with 1 tsp of curry powder
Next, saute rice with butter and add the masala paste to it along with salt. Cook in rice cooker

Secret Ingredient 4-5 strands crushed lightly – Saffron – Zafrani (cook with the rice)

biryani process

Once the rice is cooked, layer veggies and rice finishing preferably with rice layer on top. Once you serve it can be mixed up on the plate or in the copper vessel that I have presented it in. Enjoy HOT with raita & pappad.

biryani layering

Ta-Dah!

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Posted on

March 22, 2012

30 Comments

  1. Really behtareen biryani….love the flavoursome recipe….

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  2. Love the name "Behtareen Biriyani'
    What can be more behtareen than this yummy dish made with all exotic spices.

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  3. Looks perfect and yummy!

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  4. A good post. Will try your technique in layering.

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  5. Now, I've got to have some, superb and nicely explained..

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  6. Welcome back Priya..u were missed…the Biryani looks delicious..

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  7. Looks so delicious and yummy. Want to eat some right now. Happy Ugadi to you.

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  8. wow…. just WOWWWW!!!!!cant think of anything else… loooks lovely

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  9. Really looks Behtarein Priya……making me feel hungry.

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  10. this looks really delicious n very new also….loved it….
    Maha

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  11. love this biryani…well made and flavourful.

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  12. You just inspired me… I've nevevr attempted biryani before, but I'll bookmark this to try out!

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  13. yummy n superb biriyani

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  14. This biryani looks absoluely deliciousss!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Oh yes pls! Biryani is my all time fave, and did you just say behtareen..?!!

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  16. Yummu biriyani…love your title :-)

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  17. Mhmm I love flavoured rice. Usually I eat it plain with other dishes. This behtareen biriyani looks like something that could definitely stand on its own. Yum!

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  18. looks lajawab; loved the ingredients for the masala in it !

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  19. Delicious biriyani….yummy yum !!

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  20. Looks so yummy Priya. Love it.

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  21. That biryani looks so perfect.. I am always awed by layered biryanis.

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