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Saffron-infused Vegetable Biryani

Saffron-infused Vegetable Biryani is a fragrant and flavorful one-pot meal where aromatic basmati rice is layered with assorted vegetables, saffron-infused milk, and aromatic spices. This dish is cooked to perfection, creating a delightful blend of flavors and textures that's perfect for any occasion.

Category: Vegetarian, Rice Dish, Indian Cuisine

Cooking Preparation

Preparation Guide

  • Heat ghee or oil in a deep pan or pot over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom pods, and bay leaf. Saute for a minute until fragrant.

  • Add the sliced onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.

  • Add the diced carrots, green peas, mixed bell peppers, cashews, and raisins. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.

  • Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Stir well to coat the rice with the vegetables and spices.

  • Pour in the saffron-infused milk along with the strands. Add salt to taste and mix gently.

  • Pour water into the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.

  • Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed.

  • Once done, fluff the rice gently with a fork. Garnish with chopped cilantro or mint leaves.

  • Serve hot as a flavorful and aromatic one-pot meal.

Chef's Tips

  • Soaking the rice helps in achieving fluffy and separated grains.

  • Adjust the quantity of saffron according to your preference for color and flavor intensity.

  • You can customize the vegetables according to your taste and availability.

  • For added richness, you can add a few tablespoons of yogurt or coconut milk towards the end of cooking.



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