Vegetable Dum Biryani was next on my list for our December Drizzle at my office. It was such a wonderful experience working with about 5 -6 colleagues, all helping out with chopping and stirring a 15 kilo vessel. We were cooking for almost 100 and it was a huge vessel that must have had measuring about 12 kilos of different ingredients.
Knowing that Dum Biryani has a tendency of getting delayed, we started early. The team that was called in to help, was one enthusiatic group. They did a fantastic job of chopping and prepping vegetables. This Vegetable Dum Biryani is a signature dish of our office cook. Everytime she makes it, we could see a satisfied lot!
Since I was busy cooking, I requested my colleagues to get me step by step pictures. One took up the task of taking notes. Imagine everybody round the hug vessel, looking eagerly into the pan to see how it gets cooked.
We ushered in the new year with a wonderful tone.
Step by Step pictures.
1 Kg of Soya Chunks, 2 kgs of Onions, Tomatoes, 1 kg of Beans, Potatoes, and Carrots were used.
Heat 2 Kgs of oil
Add whole spices such as Bay leaf, Cloves, cinnamon, Cardamon, and few more spices that normally come along.
Then goes the chopped onions..once the onions brown, add ginger garlic paste, green chili paste.
Add about 6 bunches of Mint leaves, 3 bunch of Coriander leaves.
Then goes the chopped tomatoes
Now add boiled and marinated soya chunks. Soya chunks were marinated with salt and ginger garlic paste.
Now add carrots, beans, potatoes in stages.
Saute well and cook for 5 - 7 mins.
Now add the soaked rice and mix well.
Then goes the chilli powder.
Cover with heavy lid and dum for 15 mins.
The rice was cooked by then. Simmer further and fluff
This is after 5 mins.
Different food colours were added to give that final touch.
All done and ready.
Onion, green chili, coriander with Curds - Raitha.
Notes taken by one enthu colleague for future reference!
Wish you all a wonderful Year ahead!