Chetinad Vegetable Biriyani
I have a neighbor who is from Karaikudi. THis recipe is from her aachi. It is so simple and the flavor is just mind blowing. A simple healthy one pot meal served the best way. Combo could be a simple raita.
Basmati Rice- 1 cup (300g)
Water- 1.5 cups (375 ml)
Mixed veg- your choice (carrot, beans, potato, turnip, cauliflower)
Mint Leaves- 1/2 cup
Oil- 50 ml
Poppy seeds- 1 tsp
Cinnamon Powder- 1 tsp
Cinnamon- 1 stick
GG Paste- 1 tbsp
Chilly Powder- 1 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Fry onion, ginger garlic paste.
Add chopped veggies and let them get cooked by stir frying in that oil.
Once they are cooked add tomato, salt.
Cook well till tomatoes are soft.
Add chilly powder, garam masala and mint leaves.
Cook for a minute and add water.
Check alt now and adjust accordingly.
Add water and let it boil.
Add basmati rice and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Let the pressure come down, open the cooker and give a gentlle stir.
Serve hot with raita.
Wait for compliments..:)