Thursday, 18 October 2012

Nauratan Vegetable Biriyani- Healthier option (veg)

Happy Navratri to all those who celebrate !!



There's no need to be in diet to make healthy choices.The food we choose for our daily meals could be entirely transformed into healthier ones 'just like that'. Its not necessary that we skip any meal or starve for keeping our body fit. We don't have to eat sweeet things to feel happy and full. Some small adjustments and tricks can lead us a healthier life.Now here is a healthy variation of biriyani- the otherwise rich delicacy.

Biriyani is such an unavoidable meal in any Indian home. We can't resist us from serving or having this atleast once a month or rather a week. I could hardly imagine any fridays without ghee rice or biriyanis. Now this recipe is healthier in the sense that only Olive oil is used  ; 9 types of veggies involved and hence the name; and no garam masalas added.






Ingredients

Basmati Rice ½ kg (I used Jeerakasala(small grain rice) rice here)
Oil ½ cup

Onion 2 sliced
Spinach 250 gm finely chopped
Potatoes 3 cut into cubes
Peas 1 cup
Carrots 2 cut in cubes
Eggplant 1 cut in cubes
Beans 12 cut in 1 inch pieces

Dill ½ bunch chopped
Tomato 4 chopped
Fenugreek leaves 4 bunches small


Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp heaped
Chili powder 3 tsp
Salt 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric ½ tsp
Cumin 1tsp heaped
Coriander powder 2 tsp heaped
Kewra 1 tsp
Yellow color pinch
Milk ½ cup



Method



1. Boil rice along with 2 tbsp of salt till done. Drain and keep aside.

For Masala:

1. Heat oil and fry sliced onions till they turn light golden.No need to turn this into crispy brown.
2. Add in chopped fenugreek leaves, with ginger garlic paste, chili powder, salt, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chopped tomatoes
3. Fry well adding little water .Add chopped spinach with  chopped vegetables, cover and cook till all vegetables turn tender.

Dum:
1. Mix in kewra water,milk and yellow color and keep aside.
2. Give a layer of rice followed by a layer of vegetable mixture, then sprinkle milk and kewra mixture, top with 2 tbsp ghee. Layer the remaining rice on top.
3. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the steam comes out. The delicious nauratan biryani is ready to serve.





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  2. inviting..
    happy to follow u...
    would be glad if u follow back :)

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  3. Wow wat a flavourful and inviting briyani, irresistible.

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  4. wow very tempting biriyani,loved the recipe...

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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Nauratan Vegetable Biriyani- Healthier option (veg)

Happy Navratri to all those who celebrate !!



There's no need to be in diet to make healthy choices.The food we choose for our daily meals could be entirely transformed into healthier ones 'just like that'. Its not necessary that we skip any meal or starve for keeping our body fit. We don't have to eat sweeet things to feel happy and full. Some small adjustments and tricks can lead us a healthier life.Now here is a healthy variation of biriyani- the otherwise rich delicacy.

Biriyani is such an unavoidable meal in any Indian home. We can't resist us from serving or having this atleast once a month or rather a week. I could hardly imagine any fridays without ghee rice or biriyanis. Now this recipe is healthier in the sense that only Olive oil is used  ; 9 types of veggies involved and hence the name; and no garam masalas added.






Ingredients

Basmati Rice ½ kg (I used Jeerakasala(small grain rice) rice here)
Oil ½ cup

Onion 2 sliced
Spinach 250 gm finely chopped
Potatoes 3 cut into cubes
Peas 1 cup
Carrots 2 cut in cubes
Eggplant 1 cut in cubes
Beans 12 cut in 1 inch pieces

Dill ½ bunch chopped
Tomato 4 chopped
Fenugreek leaves 4 bunches small


Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp heaped
Chili powder 3 tsp
Salt 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric ½ tsp
Cumin 1tsp heaped
Coriander powder 2 tsp heaped
Kewra 1 tsp
Yellow color pinch
Milk ½ cup



Method



1. Boil rice along with 2 tbsp of salt till done. Drain and keep aside.

For Masala:

1. Heat oil and fry sliced onions till they turn light golden.No need to turn this into crispy brown.
2. Add in chopped fenugreek leaves, with ginger garlic paste, chili powder, salt, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chopped tomatoes
3. Fry well adding little water .Add chopped spinach with  chopped vegetables, cover and cook till all vegetables turn tender.

Dum:
1. Mix in kewra water,milk and yellow color and keep aside.
2. Give a layer of rice followed by a layer of vegetable mixture, then sprinkle milk and kewra mixture, top with 2 tbsp ghee. Layer the remaining rice on top.
3. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the steam comes out. The delicious nauratan biryani is ready to serve.





4 comments:

  1. inviting..
    happy to follow u...
    would be glad if u follow back :)

    http://subhieskitchen.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  2. inviting..
    happy to follow u...
    would be glad if u follow back :)

    http://subhieskitchen.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow wat a flavourful and inviting briyani, irresistible.

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow very tempting biriyani,loved the recipe...

    ReplyDelete