Sunday, May 20, 2012

Vegetable Biryani-Pressure Cooker method

The mornings hours are always hectic,because most of the time i dont prepare or plan about what to cook...So,whenever i ask wht they want for lunch..Mostly they need sambar or rasam which is made frequently at home..Sometimes,When i had to leave home early or too busy with some work on that day,I make one pot meal and a raita or sidedish..With all the vegetables and flavors in it,No one can say no to it.. :)

Basmati Rice-2 cups
Water-1+half cup
Ginger-2 inches
Garlic-8 pearls
Ghee/Oil-1/3 cup
Onion, Sliced-2 ,large
Bayleaf-2,cloves-3,Cinnamon stick-2"inches
Coconut-half cup
Cashew nuts-4-5nos
Curd-half cup
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-half tsp
Mint leaves-1 cup
Coriander leaves-1 cup
Vegetables-1 cup
Salt -1+1/4 tsp

1.Soak the washed basmatic rice in water
2.Peel the ginger and garlic and grained it to fine paste
3.Heat the cooker,pour the oil and some oil,followed by Bayleaf,cloves and cinnamon,Saute till it turns slight brown
4.Add the onion,saute it till it turns translucent and then add the tomato and ginger garlic paste
5.Once the tomato is well sauted,add the cut vegetables and fry it for 5-6 minutes
6.Mean while mix the curd ,chilli powder and turmeric and grain the coconut and cashewnuts
7.Add them to the cooker and saute again for 1-2 minutes
8.Drain the water from rice (dont throw it)
9.Add the soaked rice to the cooker and measure the rice water and pour it to the rice
10.Sprinkle the mint and coriander leaves on top
11.Slowly stir the rice to incoporate all the ingredients
12.Pressure cook the biryani for 10 minutes in medium flame,make sure the whistle wont release the steam out...After 10 minutes,keep it in low flame for 5 minutes and then switch off 

If you want more flavourful ,u can add a tsp of garam masala which i usually do...Drizzle some ghee on top and serve hot with raita..
I made raita with sliced cucumber and grated carrot..


  1. Biriyani looks tempting.
    Nice pictorial.

  2. Quick and delicious...I too make the biryani by pressure cooker method...

  3. Nice super delicious and wonderful biryani !! looks so inviting !!

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  4. Even i make biryani once a week as i feel also it is easy to make. Nice aromatic biryani

  5. Yummy and flavourful briyani, sunday special'aa?

  6. never tried biryani in pressure cooker. yours looks very good. will try some time.

  7. My fav one pot meal..looks very flavourful!!

  8. I too love to cook in pressure cooker a lot....saves so much time !!!!loved the vegetable biryani...looks so delicious !!!!

  9. Yummy it is...and tempting a lot...I make it in the pressure cooker only during weekdays :)

  10. dear sister i tried it and its wonderful thank you

  11. Looks simple method and worth a try today. Thanks

  12. Delicious, it came out very well,I made it today fr lunch :).. Thnx , it ws simple yet turned out be of great taste similar to tht of Restaurant :)


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