• Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cups
  • Carrot - 1 no
  • Cauliflower - 1/2 of one
  • Green peas - 1/2 cup
  • Beans - 1/2 cup(finely choppped)
  • Onion(medium) - 4 nos(finely chopped)
  • Tomato(medium) - 3 nos(finely chopped)
  • Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tbspGreen chillies - 2 nos
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tbsp
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 cup
  • Mint leaves(Pudhina) - 1/4 cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt - As reqd.

How to prepare
1)Steam the vegetables and cook green peas.
2)Fry onion in the ghee.
3)When it turns golden brown, put garlic-ginger-green chilly paste and fry for 2 mins.
4)Add tomato, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves.
5)Cook for a few minutes.
6)Add yoghurt.
7)Put cooked veg in this masala.

For rice
8)Boil water in another vessel.
9)Add enough salt, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 cardamom crushed, 2 small pieces of clove, 2 cinnamons, and 1 spoon ghee in this.
10)Cook rice until it is done and drain. :- Take care the rice not to be sticky.
11)Heat a little ghee in a pan or a kadai.
12)Put a little of cooked rice and spread 1 tsp limejuice over it.
13)Put one layer of the veg masala above that and repeat the process till the rice and masala are over.
14)Close the lid tightly and heat on a low flame for about 10 mins.
15)Mix before serve. :- Serve with yoghurt mixed with chopped onion and tomato, and pudina chammanthi or pickle.
This biriyani is easy to prepare. There are many other ways to cook biriyani. Will explain them later.

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