Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vegetable Briyani with Cucumber Mint Raita

Have you been to Divine Taste.Her photos will amaze you.Her way of capturing the food and nature,its amazing.I find this briyani in her site which i tried and came out really good. The cucumber mint raita really pairs up with briyani.A perfect one pot i would say.Do check her site for wonderful recipes.Enjoy!!

Though the ingredients looks like a long list when you put together beforehand its easy.

Vegetable Briyani.

Ingredients :
1.Basmati Rice : 1 cup(Wash and soak in water for 30 mins)
2.Vegetables : 2 cup(Cauliflower,Potato,Carrot,Peas,Beans)
3.Mint : a handful
4.Yogurt : 2tbsp
5.Oil :2tbsp
6.Water : 2 cups

  Spices :
   1.Cinnamon : 1" inch
   2.Cloves : 4
   3.Bay Leaves : 2
   4.Green Cardamon : 2
   5.Black Cardamon : 1
   6.Star Anise : 1
   7.Red Chilli Powder : 1/4tsp
   8.Coriander Powder : 1/2tsp
   9.Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  10.Hing : a pinch
  11.Salt : as per taste

  Grind Together to Paste :
  1.Tomatoe : 1 medium
  2.Corinader leaves : 1/4 cup
  3.Green Chilli : 2
  4.Ginger : 1/4tsp

1.In a pan,heat oil/ghee,add in the whole spices and when they puff up add the powders(turmeric,chilli,hing)
2.Add the ground paste and fry till the oil seperates.
3.Add the vegetables and chopped mint leaves.
4.Add the yogurt and fry well.
5.Add the drained basmati rice with water and salt.
6.Switch this mixture to rice cooker and cook and fluff well.

Cucumber Mint Raita :

Ingredients :
Cucumber : 1
Mint : 1tbsp
Ginger : a pinch
Green Chilli : 1
Black Salt : 1/4tsp
Cumin Powder : 1/2tsp
Yogurt : 1cup
Salt : as needed

Grind mint,green chilli and ginger.Add little yogurt tp turn the blade.
Mix along with yogurt.
Stir in salt,black salt,cumin powder with chopped cucumber.

Enjoy with Flavorful and colorful Briyani.

Can add Soya and paneer.

Sending to Bookmarked Recipes - Tuesday hosted by Priya and Aipi.

Also sending to Complete My Thali-Rice hosted by Priya and started by Jagruti.



  1. what can be more wonderful than just cup of veg briyani and rita Bliss! :)

  2. Ooo..that looks delicious..Would you mind sharing your plate with me :)
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event.

    US Masala

  3. Am a gr8 fan of briyani,ur version is really delicious...Adding all kinds of veggies is too gud.That too with raita ,wounderful combo.

  4. Vegetable biriyani looks delicious. Nice combo with raita.

  5. Briyani and raita makes me hungry, my fav anytime..

  6. Loved the recipe and the mint raitha very much!

  7. Vegetable biryani looks so yum!!! Thats a great and different take on Raita.... Thanks for stopping by my blog and ur encouragement... :)

  8. That looks very good. I've never tried putting mint in raita, but it sounds like a great pairing for biryani.

  9. Hi Swapana
    yummy biryani..as you are a winner of the CMT..I will make your dish for my thali and donate money to unicef..thank you !