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Hotel Style Mixed Vegetable Biryani - Diwali Special Vegetable Biryani - Traditional Authentic South Indian Veg. Biryani Recipe

Vegetable Biryani is one of the special festival recipes which is made during Diwali as a lunch menu. This is one of the favorite and yummy recipe for food lovers. Basmati rice blended with the goodness of the vegetables and the taste and aroma of the ghee makes it one of the exotic and yummy food which will be loved by people of all ages. Read this recipe to know how to cook traditional vegetable biryani in authentic South Indian Hotel style.

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Hotel Style Mixed Vegetable Biryani
Diwali Vegetable Biryani

Ingredients to make Vegetable Biriyani recipe

Basmati rice – 1 1/2 cups
Onions- 3
Cashewnuts-5 -10 nos.
Mixed Vegetables - 2 cups (beans, carrot, potato, cauliflower, peas, capsicum)
Curd - 1/2 cup
Coriander powder-2 tbsp.
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp.
Chilli powder-1 tbsp.
Green chillies- 3 nos
Pudina leaves-I/2 bunch
Coriander leaves-1/2 bunch
Grated coconut - 2 cups
Garlic- 6-7nos
Ginger-1/2 inch
Bay leaf
Saunf- 2 tsp.
Cloves- 4 nos.
Cinnamon - 1 no.
Oil as required.
Ghee - 4 tbsp.

Method for making South Indian Style Vegetable Biriyani recipe

1. Grind chopped onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves along with Saunf in a mixie to a fine paste.Extract the milk from coconut.

2. Wash the basmati rice and soak in water for half an hour.

3. Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker, add the bay leaves, cashews and other masala items, then add the finely chopped mint and coriander leaves then add lengthwise chopped onions, tomatoes and then the ground paste.Saute well.

4. Next add the finely chopped vegetables and stir well.

5. Then add the curd and the powders along with the salt, mix well and add the 2 cups of coconut milk and one cup of  water.

6. When the contents begin to boil add the basmati rice. close the pressure cooker with a lid and cook in a low flame for 10 minutes along with the whistle.

7. After 10 minutes switch off the flame and when the pressure is released open the cooker and mix the biriyani with a wooden ladle.

Tasty Diwali vegetable biriyani is ready to be served with Onion Raitha, Potato roast and Pudina thuvaiyal.

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