Utsav Biriyani with Mint Raisin Raitha
Advance Wishes for 2017. Wishing You All A Very Happy New Year.
Winter is the best time for vegetables. Small carts of Cauliflower, Butter Beans, Double Beans came in front of my home. Everything was so fresh especially the cauliflower was juicy and succulent. I coined this recipe, tried it out that very night for dinner. A complete mix of flavours. I have used cauliflower purée in this recipe. As I was frying the Masala Paste, the aroma wafted out of the kitchen and spread all around the house .
Cooked Basmathi Rice – 1 cup
Carrot ( chopped to slices , boiled ) – 2 tablespoons
Beans ( chopped, boiled ) – 2 tablespoons
Boiled Green Peas – 1/2 cup
Boiled Double Beans – 1/2 cup
Boiled Butter Beans- 1/2 cup
Boiled Channa dhal ( Bengal gram dhal ) – 2 tablespoons
Thick Malai from milk – 1
Onion – 1 ( diced)
Salt to taste
To Grind To A Fine Paste
Soaked cashews – 1 tablespoon
Boiled onion cubes – 1/2 cup
Boiled cauliflower florets – 1/2 cup
Chopped green chillies – 2
Chopped garlic flakes – 6 flakes
Chopped Ginger – 1 tablespoon
Ghee – 2 tablespoons
Oil – 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Cardamoms – 3
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – 1 small piece
Shahjeera – 1/2 teaspoon
Golden fried almonds in ghee – 10 almonds
Golden fried Cashewnuts in ghee – 2 tablespoons
A pinch of saffron soaked in little warm milk
Finely chopped green coriander leaves and Mint leaves – each 1 tablespoon
Gulab jal – 1/2 teaspoon
Heat a big pan. Season. Fry the chopped onion in sim flame till translucent. Add the ground paste. Sauté for 3 minutes, till the raw smell goes. Add the boiled veggies, boiled butter beans and boiled double beans. Sauté gently. Add salt to taste, malai and stir slowly.
Add the cooked rice and boiled Channa dhal. Mix gently. Keep covered and leave on sim flame for 5 minutes. Switch off the stove. Garnish and serve hot with Mint Raisin Raitha.
1) Can add cubed and fried Paneer pieces in the end.
2) Always, add the gulab jal ( rose water ) in the end.