Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hari Bhari Biryani (Veg Biryani)

Does the name 'Hari bhari biryani' sound unique? If 'yes' then believe me the recipe itself will do justice to that. It is the most fast and easy to cook biryani I have ever made in my life which can be prepared within 15 minutes. Its a rare combination of healthy and tasty dish also. Its just like a normal biryani but with a special ingredient of 'Green chutney' (mint coriander chutney). It makes the biryani simply delicious. This recipe is completely my own brain-child. I prepare it very often and a common item in my hubby's lunch box. It goes very well with Raita and Green chutney.

Ingredients for green chutney:
50 gms coriander leaves (dhania).
50 gms Mint leaves (Pudina).
2 pods of Garlic.
2 green chillis.
1tsp. roasted cumin powder.
1 tsp. Fresh lemon juice.
1tsp. salt.

In a mixer grinder put all the ingredients and grind well to make a fine paste. Keep it in frdge until use.

Ingredients for Biryani:

3 cups Basmati Rice.
1 Carrot (Diced)
1 Small Cauliflower(cut into small pieces)
1 Capsicum (cut into small square pieces)
2 Large Onion (Chopped)
2 Cloves of Garlic.

Whole garam masalas (Cardemom, clove, cinnamon)
1 tsp. turmeric powder.
1 tsp.chilli powder.
1 tsp. garam masala powder.
1tsp. meat masala.
Coriander leaves for garnishing.


1. Wash rice and drain out the excess water completely. Put the rice in a bowl and add meat masala, Salt and a pinch of Sugar. Keep it aside.

2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add whole garam masala . Now add chopped garlic and onion. Fry them for sometime and add all the vegetables and saute them for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add soaked Basmati rice, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Garam masala powder and little salt. Stir for another couple of minutes. Now add 2 tblp. of freshly prepared green chutney. Add about4 cups water just upto the level of the rice and vegetables (dont add more water otherwise rice become soft). Close the lid and wait for the first whistle in the pressure cooker. Remove from heat. Wait for pressure to get reduced.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with Raita and chutney.

I have send this recipe to participate in Rice Mela conducted by Srivalli. Thanks Srivalli for conducting this great event.


sowmya said...

good one..i love the ingredients you added..

Srivalli said...

Thats really one colourful dish..thanks for sending it..

Uj said...

Love vegetable Biryani :) Looks colourful

Premyscakes said...

The way you presented it, awesome. looks delicious.

SriLekha said...

adding green chutney is something new for me!

Sagari said...

dels biryani sunandha

Sandeepa said...

Hi sunanda
Sorry for not dropping by earlier, had been away for a long time and hadn't checked comments. You have a thriving blog and shall check it out in details some time soon
All the best

SriLekha said...

Join in the EFM - SAVOURIES SERIES going in my blog!

Smitha S said...

Thats awesome one..and its going to be in my todays dinner.

mac said...

I had my first success making Biryani. Yeah. Thank you for posting this delicious recipe.

Sunanda said...

Hi Debbie, Thnx for trying it out and liking it..thnx again for such a nice comment


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