Sunday, September 9, 2012

One pot Vegetable Biryani ~ Pressure Cooker version

One pot vegetable biryani is an easy-to-make rice dish and one which I turn over to whenever I am out of time and energy. It is easy to put up ~ throw in basmati rice, some chopped veggies, a few masalas and viola you have a lip-smacking one pot meal which is masala-y and delicious on its own. Serve it with some onion raitha and you will have a fuss-free lunch/dinner. I served it with some brinjal thokku (recipe coming soon), that is usually served in hotels alongside chicken biryanis.

Taste-wise this biryani is nowhere near the traditional and world-famous Dum biryani but whenever you have a craving to have biryanis and if you are lazy like me then this is your our recipe. You just need half an hour to dish this out and it tastes good... Not good but too good for the too-little effort that has been put in.

Long back, and that would be before pregnancy, this was a staple Saturday lunch for us ~ reason a) I oversleep after watching the late night Friday flick & reason b) thinking of what to be put up on our lunch plate would drive me nuts and the huss would finally ask me to settle for vegetable biryani. I used to shuffle the sides. Baby corn or cauliflower manchurian goes very well with this.

~*What U Need*~
Serves - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2

Basmati Rice - 1 1/4 cup
Water - 1 3/4 cups

Onions - 2, chopped
Tomato - 1, chopped
Green chilli - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Chopped vegetables - 1 1/2 cup, ur choice

Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Biryani masala - 1 tsp, optional

Curd - 1/4 cup

Coriander leaves - a handful, chopped
Mint leaves - a handful, chopped

Salt, oil

How I Made it:
Clean and soak the rice. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and fry. Throw in the onions and when brown add the slit green chilli, ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.

Add the tomatoes and fry well. Add the spice powders and when oil starts to separate, add the curd and mix well.

Add the chopped veggies and saute for 2 mins. Add chopped coriander and mint leaves and then water and rice. Stir well without breaking the rice. Cover and cook for 2 whistles. After the pressure has completely released, uncover and fluff with fork.

Serve hot with raitha of choice or kathirikka thokku/gotsu...

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. This sound very easy and even i too make in pressure cooker only. Nicely done

  2. Yummy looking biryani...I too use pressure cooker for this..

  3. Yes,this is very comfy and I would try Vimitha..Nice of you to share this here.Thanks.

  4. Sounds yummy. I make similarly but add mint leaves.

  5. Simply superb! all time favourite

  6. Simply delicious !!

  7. superb yummy briyani.. looks very tempting!!!

  8. Lovely biryani.. perfect comfort food..

  9. Agree pressure cooker biryanis are time saver. Looks good...

  10. I am not much of a pressure cook but this looks really good and yes its definitely quick!

  11. Pressure cooking makes life easier, fantastic briyani truly inviting.

  12. One pot meals are my saviours always...this one sounds and looks very yummy

  13. yummy biriyani vimitha.... i always love it...

  14. i liked the color of biryani as well as shape of rice..

  15. Hi Vimitha, your biryani look excellent. Since it's all vege can have extra serving :)

    Have a nice day, regards.

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