Vegetable Biryani

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“Biriani is a classic Indian celebratory rice dish. Generally with a combination of meat, chicken, shrimp, vegetables or fish. This is a hearty and healthy vegetable version. A meal within itself.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and add rice; sauté briefly, stirring to coat each grain completely.
  2. Add crumbled saffron, turmeric, salt, and vegetable broth.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat; simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onions for 5 minutes.
  5. Add ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cayenne, and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. Add 1/2 cup water, carrot, and cauliflower; cover, reduce heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until vegetables are just tender, adding more water as needed.
  9. Season with salt, to taste.
  10. Butter a baking dish, spread half of rice in it, cover with vegetable mixture, and top with the rest of the rice.
  11. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Garnish with toasted cashews.

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