Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mixed Vegetable & Lotus Root Briyani

Actually i prepared this briyani for our wedding anniversary and served along with shahi paneer, its was sitting in my draft since a week, so thought of posting today..Initially this briyani was a simple mixed vegetable briyani which i wanted to prepare simply with usual veggies like green peas, carrots, beans,cauliflower etc, but while going through my freezer, i saw a packet of lotus root sitting since a long which i bought few months back from nearby chinese store..Finally i marinated those chopped lotus roots with ginger-garlic paste, red chilly powder with salt and made this briyani..While enjoying this briyani, those crunchy and tender lotus roots tastes really amazing, delicious and none at home found out these lotus chunks, its one of the best and better way to sneak those lotus roots.. Am gonna add lotus roots without any hesitation often in our menu now in rice or making them as curries along with any sort of veggies..Sending to Akheela's Festive Rice Event..

Mixed Veggies & Lotus Root Briyani

1cup Lotus roots (chopped)
2nos Carrots (chopped)
1/4kg Beans (chopped)
2nos Potatoes (chopped)
1/2cup Green peas (frozen)
2nos Onions(chopped finely)
3nos Tomatoes (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
2tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Chilly powder
2tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Garam masala
Salt
2cups Basmati rice
1cup Coconut milk
2nos Whole spices (bay leaves,cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamoms)
1/4cup Mint leaves (chopped)
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt
Oil+1tbsp Ghee
1tbsp Lemon juice

Marinate the chopped lotus roots with a teaspoon of ginger garlic paste, red chilly powder and salt..let them sit for an hour..meanwhile soak the rice for 15minutes, drain completely the water...heat few drops of oil and roast the rice until they get a shiny texture, keep aside and let them cool..

Now heat a heavy bottomed vessel with enough oil and ghee, fry the whole spices until they turns golden brown,add immediately the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and saute until the onions turns transculent, add the slit opened green chillies,marinated lotus roots and tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turns mushy..Add the chopped carrots, chopped beans and saute until the veggies gets half cooked..now add the green peas and potatoes cook everything along with chilly powder, turmeric powder,garam masala,salt,coriander powder, mint leaves for few minutes...Add a cup of coconut milk with 2cups of water to the veggies, bring everything to boil, once its starts boiling well, add the basmati rice, check for salt, keep the lid closed and cook for 5 minutes in high flame, finally put the flame in simmer, cook until the rice get well cooked..Finally add the coriander leaves and lemon juice, give a stir..

Serve with any sort of raitas..

49 comments:

  1. Hey priya,

    I had never heard of lotus root being used in pulao. Good recipe.

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  2. Dear Priya
    This is such an awesome recipe..cant imagine to use BheN ( Lotus root or stem as you may call) and make a Biriyani. Let me see if I can get hold of Lotus root from the market.
    I feel good that you liked the posting on Venice. What are you waiting for?? , just less than a hours flight from Pari and if you have tine take a train to Milano.( 7 to 9 hrs)Go...Go...before the winter sets in
    Have a nice week

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  3. we get lotus stem & root here in Delhi. that guy said we can make kofta with it when i asked him about lotus stem. Biryani is a great idea Priya. Yummy

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  4. That looks delicious,nice to use lotus root this way....

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  5. Delicious briyani priya,never tried any recipes with lotus root.But i heard it is gud for health.Thanks for sharing this priya!

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  6. great idea of using lotus root in biryani. I love the taste of it but have little idea of what to do with them so thanks for the recipe

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  7. Delicious Briyani, never heard of lotus roots.

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  8. Wow, never thought that lotus roots can be used in briyani! Brilliant idea! Lotus roots are really crunchy and they can be used in stir-fries. We use them in soups too, gently stewing for 2-3 hours along with some meat. This is great!

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  9. I love lotus roots but we don't get it here. Great idea of using it in biriyani

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  10. Wow, lotus root is an innovative and original ingredient to use in biryani. Looks delicious too.

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  11. Hy Priya,
    This biryani looks so delicious..and the recipe sounds very interesting too...:)

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  12. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பர்ப்...இதுவரை இதில் பிரியாணி செய்தது இல்லை..செய்து பார்க்கனும்...

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  13. Slurp! What a tasty and appetizing biryani! Love the addition of the lotus roots!

    Nandini's Food Page

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  14. That's great new idea of using lotus root in biryani! I will try it as soon as possible!

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  15. biryani colour is lovely,lotus root never heard of it ...very new to me..but sounds interesting !

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  16. lotus root stir fried is the best :)
    great idea for biryani.

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  17. colourful n healthy rice.. looks yummy

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  18. தாமரைத்தண்டு பிரியாணி வித்தியாசமாக இருக்கு,அருமை!!

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  19. Looks great. Using Lotus roots is an innovative idea...

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  20. i like lotus root..
    biryani is a wonderful idea..

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  21. Very innovative biryani Priya..never tasted lotus roots,sounds unique n yummmm

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  22. Great idea Priya...Biriyani looks yummm

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  23. Very tempting and delicious.. looks too good. How is ur health ??

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  24. Lotus root briyani looks so tempting....

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  25. Appetizing,Never tried lotus root esp in biryani

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  26. never used lotus root in my kitchen ..hv to read up more on this wonder root!! thx for the idea

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  27. What a nice looking biriyani. Lotus has complimented the rice very nicely.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  28. wow..u really cook a lot...
    I never tasted a lotus root before... reading the comments seems like an exciting ingredients...:)

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  29. Lovely Briyani..Never used lotus roots in cooking. This time I go to Chinese market I'm surely checking out. Good one Priya you just introduce a lot of new ingredients to us !!

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  30. Hey Priya Guess what....
    i made a lotus root and baby corn rice dish today but it was much simpler and lighter..
    I am loving your version as all my favorite ingredients are there...

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  31. I used to wonder how to use lotus roots in my everyday cooking. This is a wonderful and yummilicious idea

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  32. delicious never had this type with lotus roots
    check out the rice dish event and giveaway

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  33. never tried louts root looks delicious!

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  34. Thats a wonderful ingredient..never heard or had anything with Lotus root before..sounds interesting and delicious biryani to me..I keep seeing something new everytime I visit..thanks for sharing..

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  35. Lovely rice, Priya..I have never tried lotus roots before, looks delicious!!

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  36. Never cooked with lotus root before, sounds good combo with mix veggie.

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  37. Delicious Biryani...never tasted Lotus roots before.

    Soumya
    http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com

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  38. Lotus root in biryani is so innovative! Lovely dish!

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  39. Yummy biryani...never tried lotus roots before..looks delicious!

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  40. Adding lotus root in a biryani is so unique and interesting. A great recipe, dear Priya!

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  41. Lotus root in biryani sounds awesome. i haven't had lotus roots in years.

    Soma -www.ecurry.com

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  42. வித்தியாசமான பிரியாணி

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  43. Sounds different and yummy! Nice try dear!

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