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Brown rice biryani

Alka Jena
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Brown rice biryani RECIPE

Biryani, is an evergreen classic dish, which really needs no introduction. Biryani is a complete meal in itself. It's one of the most loved delicacies of the country. It is believed that Mughals were the first to introduce Biryani in North India . Biryani flourished in some of the notable Muslim centres throughout the country - including Lucknow, old Delhi and Hyderabad, to name a few - after which it was gradually embraced by all. Do try out this authentic Biryani Recipe made with the goodness of Brown Rice and you will know what I mean.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Main Dish
  • Diabetes

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Brown rice - 1 cup ( I used Dawat Quick Cooking Brown rice)
  2. onion - 1 medium size
  3. Fried onions- 1 cup
  4. turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  5. ginger garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
  6. Green chilli - 2 slit
  7. yogurt-1/2cup
  8. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  9. saffron-5 to 6 strands
  10. Milk-1/4 cup
  11. ghee-1 tsp
  12. kewra water- a few drops
  13. Mixed Vegetables -Carrot – 1,Beans - 5-6,Baby Corn- 2 to 3,cauliflower-2 florets,Peas - fistful
  14. paneer- 100 gms
  15. 1 tbsp mint leaves
  16. For the seasoning
  17. oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
  18. cloves - 2
  19. Green cardamom - 2
  20. cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  21. star anise-1 no
  22. mace- 1 no
  23. bay leaf-1 no
  24. Shah jeera- 1 tsp


  1. Wash and soak brown rice for a minimum of 1 hour in hot water.
  2. Cut onion into thin slices. Peel skin and cut carrot into thin strips. Cut beans, baby corn into 1 inch pieces. Cut the cauliflower into small florets.
  3. Cut the paneer into cubes and shallow fry in 1 tsp of oil and keep it aside.
  4. Heat sufficient water in a deep non stick pan, add rice, salt, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, green cardamoms , Bay Leaf, mace, a tsp of oil and cook.When the rice is almost done strain it into a bowl .
  5. Put 1 tsp ghee to the rice and keep aside.
  6. Heat 2 tbsp oil in another non stick pan, add a tsp of cumin and once it starts to splutter, add the sliced onion and slit green chillies and saute till it turns brown.
  7. Add ginger garlic paste , turmeric powder, salt and sauté till the raw smell of the masala goes away.
  8. Add the mixed vegetables , adjust salt and cook for 4 to 5 minutes till the vegetables are half done. Add paneer and yogurt and mix. Add garam masala powder and mix again. Add fried onions to it and cook till slightly dry.
  9. Take saffron and milk in a small bowl and heat in a microwave oven for ½ minute.
  10. Spread the rice over the cooked vegetables. Sprinkle saffron milk, some fried onions,kewra water, garam masala powder, a few fresh torn mint leaves. Cover the pan and seal with silver foil.
  11. Heat a tawa and place the pan over it and cook 10-12 minutes on low heat. Serve hot with some fresh chilled Raita of your choice.

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Pallavi Saxena
Pallavi Saxena   Oct-03-2018

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