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Monday, August 18, 2008

Hyderabad Veg Biriyani


11/2 cup White Rice(Basmathi or Sona Masuri)

4-5 flakes of Cauliflower / Gobi

1/2 Carrot

1 small Potato

1 medium sized Onion

20-25 Green peas

4-5 medium sized Cinnamons / Chekke / Dalchini

4-5 Cloves / Lavanga

2-3 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi

3-4 Bay leaves / Patre / Dalchini ele

3-4 Mint leaves / Pudina soppu

5-6 Black Peppers / Karimenasu

1/2 Nutmeg / Jayikayi

1 Nutmeg flower / Jayikayi Patre

1-2 Anise seeds(Star shaped flower)

2-3 Green Chillies

4-5 tsp Ghee/Oil

3 cups Water

Salt to taste


Chop carrot, potato into long thin(1 inch sized) pieces. Chop cauliflower into medium sized pieces. Cut the green chillies into 2 pieces. Chop onion into medium sized thin pieces. Wash rice in water for about 2-3 times, drain the water and keep it aside.

Add 4-5 tsp ghee/oil, cinnamons, cloves, cardamoms, bay leaves, mint leaves, black peppers, nut meg, anise seeds in a pressure cooker and fry them for about 1-2 mins. Add chopped onion, green chilly and fry them for about 2-3 mins. Add washed white rice and fry them for about 1-2 mins in medium flame. Add all chopped vegetables, green peas and fry them for about 1 min. Add 3 cups of water, salt, mix them well and cook.(3 whistle in pressure cooker.)

It goes well with any kind of Raithas/Mosaru gojju. Above mentioned ingredients will serve 4-5 plates of Hyderabad Veg Biriyani.


Sarvani Vakkalanka said...


I was wondering what are the dried leaves I see in the whole masalas in the photo. Please let me know. The recipe looks really yummy!

Krishnaveni said...

The dry leaves in the photo are Mint and Bay leaves... (As mentioned in the ingredients..)

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