Biriyani rice 2 cups
vegetables (beans,carrot,peas,corn) 1 cup
mint leaves 5-6
onion 1 chopped
raisins and cashew 1/2cup
garam masala 1tsp
chilli powder 1/2tsp
coriander powder 1tsp
turmeric powder 1tsp
lemon juice 1tsp
coriander leaves 1/2 cup chopped
Wash and cook the rice 3/4th with turmeric powder(adds colour) and salt as needed(cooking instructions as per packet) .Drain the water and keep aside.
Place butter in a pan and heat it.
Add the raisin and cashew .Fry them and keep it in a plate.
Pour the oil and fry onions till brown.Remove and keep in a plate.
Add the spices whole into the remaining oil and saute.
Put the veggies(I used the frozen mix veg packet) and add the masalas,salt.
Grind the mint leaves into a thin paste and add to the veggie.
Cook for 6-7 minutes covered and then add the rice.
Pour the lemon juice and cover it .
Reduce the heat and steam for another 15minutes.
Garnish with fried onions,raisins,cashews, n coriander leaves.
- servings 4adults