Malabar Vegetable Biryani

By Rafeeda AR  |  24th Oct 2015  |  
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About Malabar Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Malabar Vegetable Biryani is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Rafeeda AR teaches how to make Malabar Vegetable Biryani step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Malabar Vegetable Biryani in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Malabar Vegetable Biryani at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Malabar Vegetable Biryani takes few minutes for the preparation and 45 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Malabar Vegetable Biryani is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Malabar Vegetable Biryani is a good option for you. The flavour of Malabar Vegetable Biryani is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Malabar Vegetable Biryani and impress your family and friends.

Malabar Vegetable Biryani

Ingredients to make Malabar Vegetable Biryani

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups, chopped french beans
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pc cinnamon
  • 6-10 peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 4 green chillies slit
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 meduim tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • For the dum:
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 small onions sliced
  • 8-10 cashew nuts
  • 10-15 raisins
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp pineapple essence (optional)
  • 1 tbsp rosewater

How to make Malabar Vegetable Biryani

  1. In a saucepan, boil lot of water. Add the potatoes, carrots and bean and boil till the vegetables are semi cooked. Add the frozen green peas and cook further till they are a little more than half cooked but not full, when you bite in, there would be a slight rawness.
  2. Drain the vegetables and set aside. In a large saucepan, heat ghee. Fry the whole masalas for a couple of minutes. Add in the onion and green chillies and saute till it becomes soft.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell is gone. Add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes get totally mashed up. Add in the masala powders and saute till it gets a nice dark color. Add in the cooked vegetables and yogurt and mix well till incorporated.
  4. Add in the salt and cook for a couple of minutes. Turn it off. Meanwhile, wash the basmati rice several times till clean. Boil water in a large pan with a pinch of turmeric and salt.
  5. Add the rice and cook for around 10 minutes or till the rice is 80% cooked –when you bite a grain, there would be a little grainy taste. Immediately drain the rice and wash in cold water. Set aside.
  6. Heat ghee in a fry pan and fry the onions till crisp. Drain and set aside. Fry the cashew nuts and puff up the raisins. Drain and keep along with the fried onion. Heat a tawa for doing the dum.
  7. On top of the prepared vegetable masala, sprinkle in half of the fried items, along with half the coriander and mint leaves, as well as the garam masala. Put the rice on top of the masala. Sprinkle in the rest of the remaining dum ingredients.
  8. Drizzle the ghee used to fry the onion, along with the rose water and pineapple essence, if using. Cover the saucepan tightly and close the lid.
  9. Keep on dum for 15-20 minutes on medium low flame. Turn off and leave undisturbed for another 15 minutes. Take off the foil cover and give in a nice mix with a spatula, ensuring that the rice doesn’t break and the vegetables are intact.
  10. Serve hot with some pickle, chammanthi and raita.

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Tejal Parekh Shah4 years ago