Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lentil & vegetable biryani

This delicious biryani combines the goodness of lentils and vegetables. I normally use whole masur lentils for this. Here's how I make it:
1 cup basmati rice - washed and drained
1 cup lentils - soaked for 2-3 hrs
1 cup mixed vegetables - I use the frozen kind
1/2 cup onions - chopped
1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
1 tsp ginger - garlic paste
1 tsp coriander pwd
1 tsp cumin pwd
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
Heat the oil. Fry the onions in it for 5 mins. Add the tomatoes and saute for 5 mins. Add the ginger - garlic paste and the dry spices. Saute for 2 mins. Add the lentils and 1 cup of water. Mix well. Cover and cook on medium for 15 mins. Then add the vegetables and rice. Add salt to taste and about 2 cups water. Cover and cook on medium low for about 15 - 20 mins. By this time the rice, lentils and veggies will have cooked perfectly. Fluff with fork and serve hot with raita, papad etc.


Sagari said...

delecious biryani supriya, one more thing , can I have your email id plz

Srivalli said...

What a lovely rice..thanks supriya!

Sanghi said...

Yummmy and looks great supriya. First time to ur blog.
Do visit my blog.
Enjoy blogging!

Sanghi said...

Hi supriya,

I think ur template has some problem, also the colours for the text and background are similar. Difficult to follow while reading recipies also ur details.
So, change ur template to something easy readable.
Enjoy blogging!

Supriya said...

Thanks for your comments girls.
Sanghi - I will look into the template issue, thanx for pointing it out. I am on vacation in Mumbai at present and haven't been blogging/blog-hopping much. I did stop by ur blog briefly, but will come back to it soon.

Usha said...

Sounds simple and delicious !

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