Everyday sunday i don't miss Sanjeev kapoor's Khana Kazana on Zee tv.Yesterday he showed kaikari biryani and loved the ingredients he used so i noted the recipe and did this.Believe me the taste was awesome,i liked it more than the kids.
Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups
Vegetables (Potatoes,tomatoes,beans,cauliflower,peas,carrot and Capsicum)
Onions chopped 1
Green chillies 3
Curry leaves few
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 4 tbsp
Masala pastePoppy seeds 1tbspCumin seeds 1 tbspCoriander seeds 1 tbspSauf 2 tbspRed dried chillies 4Fresh grated coconut 1/4cupGinger 1' pcGarlic 10Take 1 tsp oil in a pan.Add poppy seeds,cumin seeds,coriander seeds,sauf,red chillies and coconut.Fry till light brown colour.When cool grind into smooth paste along with ginger and garlic.
For MasalaCardamom 2Cinnamon 1' pcClove 4Mace 1'pcStar anise 1Black pepper 10Nutmeg powder a pinchDry roast all the above and when cool grind into fine powder.
In the remaining oil and once oil is hot add onions.Saute till light brown in colour.Add potatoes,carrot,beans,cauliflower and curry leaves.Stir.
Cover and cook on high for 4-5 minutes.Then add rice,tomatoes,peas,masala powder,masala paste and salt.Mix well.
Add capsicum,green chillies and mix well.
Now add enough water.I added 1 1/2 cup water to 1 cup rice.The amount of water depends on the rice used.
Once rice is done add lemon juice.Stir once and serve hot with raita or just plain curd.
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