Saturday, February 25, 2012

Amma’s Quick Vegetable Briyani – Lunch Box Ideas

Briyani is my favorite..I make it completely in a different way..But amma is a speedy master..She make this in less than 30 mins..This can be put in lunch box for kids..They will love it for sure..Hope you like it..

Amma’s Quick Vegetable Briyani 


Rice – 1 cup (any rice of your choice)soaked for 30 min.
Carrot – 1 chopped
Potato – 1 peeled and chopped
Beans -5 chopped
Peas – ½ cup
Green Chilli - 4
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp
Chilli Powder – 1tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
Cardamom / Yelakai – 5
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tblspn
Ghee – 1 tblspn
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro – for garnishing


Take a pressure cooker. Add oil and ghee and heat it up. Add cinnamon and cardamom and mix well.

Add all vegetables, green chilli and mix well. Fry for 3 mins.

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and mix well.

Add rice and mix well. Pour in 3 cups of water ( if using basmati rice add 2 cups) and bring it to a boil. Simmer the flame and pressure cook it for 15 mins or for 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and allow the steam to escape on its own..

Garnish with cilantro and serve with raita.

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