Easy Mixed Vegetable Biryani

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November 14, 2011 By Indian desi cookbook


1-1/2 Cup Basmati Rice

1/2 Cup Onions diced

6 Chillies

1/4 Cup Red & / Yellow Capsicum

1/4 Cup Beans

1/4 cup Carrot

1/4 Cup Potatoes Cubed

1/2 Cup Tomatoes

1/4 Cup Coriander leaves Few Mint Leaves

6 Curry Leaves

1 Heaped Tablespoon Garam Masala Pwdr

1 whole Lime Juiced

3 Tbspns Cashews Salt to taste

2 Full Tablespoons GG Paste

1/2 Tspn Ghee

3 Tbspn's oil


1. Take Basmati Rice in Bowl, do not wash. To this add 1/2 tspn ghee & mix until the rice is coated. Keep aside. 2. In Pressure Cooker put oil, add diced onions, Chilies, Potatoes, C.leaves all together at once & fry 3-4 min

3. To this add Capsicum, Carrot, Beans & fry 2 min. Add tomatoes & fry 3 min more.

4. Add the Cashews & the rice mixed with ghee now & fry on sim for 2-3 min.

5. Next add GG Paste, mix. Add mint & coriander leaves & fry 3 min more.

6. Add water 3 Cups to 1.5 Cups of rice & cover with lid.

7. When boiling add G. Masala, Salt & lemon juice , mix & pressure cook 2 whistles.

8. Remove after steam has gone in a bowl & garnish with more Coriander & Mint if desired.



1. Follow the recipe as is for the first time & then make any variations if needed.

2. Since the recipe is so easy I even make this on week days for Lunch to take it to work & also as lunch for kids.

3. Buy Thermos Food Jar from Target & pack lunch for kids to school for a hot lunch.

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