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Kerala Vegetable Biryani (Vegetarian Recipe) Yum
Kerala Vegetable Biryani (Vegetarian Recipe)
Course main course
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time
20 minutes

Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For the Rice Clip:
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon ” stick – piece
  • to taste Salt
For the Vegetable Layer:
  • 1 Potato – medium, peeled and diced
  • cups Mixed Vegetable – (I used frozen mixed vegetables, but any veggies like carrot, green beans, green peas, cauliflower, peppers etc can be used)
  • 2 Onion – medium large, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Chilies Green – slit
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon ” Stick – piece
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • ½ tsp Coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp Fennel Ground
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder Red
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Mint leaves – finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Cilantro leaves – finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
For Garnish:
  • 1 Onion – large, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp Cashews
  • 10 ~ 12 Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
Course main course
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For the Rice Clip:
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon ” stick – piece
  • to taste Salt
For the Vegetable Layer:
  • 1 Potato – medium, peeled and diced
  • cups Mixed Vegetable – (I used frozen mixed vegetables, but any veggies like carrot, green beans, green peas, cauliflower, peppers etc can be used)
  • 2 Onion – medium large, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Chilies Green – slit
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon ” Stick – piece
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • ½ tsp Coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp Fennel Ground
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder Red
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Mint leaves – finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Cilantro leaves – finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
For Garnish:
  • 1 Onion – large, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp Cashews
  • 10 ~ 12 Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
Kerala Vegetable Biryani (Vegetarian Recipe)
Instructions
  1. To make the rice layer: Boil 3~4 cups of water along with the spices and salt. Add the rice and boil for 6~7 minutes or until the rice is 70~80% cooked. Drain and set the rice aside until ready to use.
  2. To make the Vegetable Layer: Heat 2tbsp oil in pan, add cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick. Fry till the spices get fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the onions and cook till they start turning lightly browned around the edges. Agg the ginger-garlic paste and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Next add the potatoes and mixed vegetables. Add the coconut milk and all the spices. Cover and cook till the veggies are cooked through, about 10~15 minutes.
  5. Once the veggies are cooked, add the lemon juice, stir well and set aside.
  6. Prep the Garnish: heat 2tbsp oil in pan, add the cashews, curry leaves and raisins. Fry till cashews turn golden and raisins plump up. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  7. In the remaining oil, add the sliced onions and fry on medium flame, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden and crisp.
  8. To Assemble: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray.
  9. Layer half the veggie mixture in the bottom of the pan followed by half of the rice. Sprinkle half of the chopped herbs and fried onions. Finally top this with the remaining vegetables, rice, herbs and fried onions in that order.
  10. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 20~30 minutes.
  11. Alternately this can be cooked in a heavy bottom pan on the stove top.
Recipe Notes

Vegetarian Kerala Biryani

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