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Vegetable Biryani

Ingredients 

Basmati Rice             1 cup
Onions medium size       1 NO cut lengthwise
Tomatoes Big             1 No cut lengthwise
Carrots                  1/4 cup cut into matchsticks 
Beans                    1/4 cup cut lengthwise
Peas                     1/4 cup
Potato Big               1 No cut lengthwise
Ginger-garlic paste      1 tbsp
Pudina(Fresh Mint)       1/2 of small Bunch 
Coriander Leaves         1/2 of small Bunch
Yogurt                   1/4 cup
salt & chilli powder     Acc to taste.
Dhania Powder            1 Tbsp.
lemon Juice              1 Tbsp
Oil                      2 Tbsp
Saffron(optional)        few strands soaked in warm milk.


Method


Cook Rice seperately & Cool.
Wash All the veges except Onions & tomatoes.
Marinate the same with Yogurt & ginger-garlic paste for about an hour.
Heat a fry-pan with Oil , add Onions & fry till translucent.
Add tomatoes, salt & fry till it  leaves all the juices.
Add Mint, coriander leaves & cook nicely.
Pour in the marinated mixture,& mix with chili & dhania Powder.
Cover & cook in low steam till all the veges are tender.
Mix in lemon juice & fry till the moisture is absorbed.
Add Saffron , rice & mix gently .Adjust the seasoning.

Cover & let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

If having an Oven facility Bake the rice in the oven for 30 minuts before serving.

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