>> Saturday, January 1, 2011
Vegetable Biryani with Seeraga Samba Rice
Seeraga Samba Rice - 2 cups
Water - 4 cups
Onions - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Carrot, Beans, Peas - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 2 long
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Salt to Taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Cloves - 2-3 nos
Cinnamon - 2"
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardamon- 2 no
Method to prepare:
Wash and Soak rice for 15 - 20 mins.
In a pressure cooker, heat oil along with ghee, add the whole spices. Stir for couple of minutes,
then add onion julienne, mint leaves, green chilies. Saute till the onions turn light brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste saute well.
Chop vegetables into small cubes, add these to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes while you keep sauteing. Add the chopped tomatoes.
Allow the tomatoes to turn soft, then add drained rice, Stir well add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder. Saute for 5 more minutes.
Then add 4 cups of water, salt. Combine everything well.
Close with the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
If you haven't tasted a biryani made with Seeraga Samba, then you should try it!