Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biriyani ~~ SN Challenge

Every first of the month, my followers know very well that i'll post the challenge of the month suggested by the Northern team under the event South vs North Challenge an event owned by Divya Pramil. This month its a celebration time and its been a year this event is going around successfully.Since its a celebration month,Divya suggested to cook and post the challenges which we didnt able to do during this year. But i have already finished my all challenges challenged by the Northern team, i chosed to cook from the challenges suggested by the Southern team.

I always want to cook the veritable vegetable Hyderabadi dum briyani and i chosed to cook it, this challenge was suggested by Swasthi of Swasthi's Indian Food Blog, this dum briyani was our today's Sunday lunch. Trust me this dum briyani is definitely everybody's favourite at home. As Swasthi told, even i was bit scared for the only reason that mostly the bottom part of this kind of layered biryani gets burnt and it will affect the taste of the entire dish. Swasthi did an incredible work by taking step by step pics and shared many notes to make this biryani easier, loved all her efforts. Seriously i enjoyed thoroughly making this prefectly cooked,flavourful famous Hyderabadi vegetable biryani.

Hyderabadi dum briyani are very famous among South Indians, i had a chance to taste the original dum briyani when i travelled last time to India and my chithi makes a wonderful dum briyani and my family is a great fan of her's dum briyani. I couldnt stop myself drooling here when i was typing about this biryani, yes i still remember the taste of the flavourful biryani i tasted in Hyderabad. If you have a get together, dont forget to make this fantastic biryani and am sure you will get many appreciations from your guest.


For cooking rice:
2cup Basmati rice (soaked for half an hour)
1/2tsp Shah jeera
1tsp Oil

For Biryani:
3cup Mixed cubed veggies (i used carrot,potatoes,french beans, green peas,green bellpepper)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Biryani masala powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1cup Yogurt
1/4cup Oil
Few Saffron strands
1/4cup Warm milk
1/4cup Mint leaves (chopped finely)
Few coriander sprigs (chopped)
4nos Green cardamoms
1no Black cardamom
1inch Cinnamon stick
5nos Cloves
2nos Bay leaves
1/2tsp Shah jeera
1no Star anise

Fried Onions:
2nos Onions (sliced thinly)
1tsp Corn flour
Oil for frying


Frying the onions:
Heat oil for frying the fried onions, mix the corn flour to the thinly sliced onions, fry in oil until they turns golden brown.

Drain the excess of oil and keep aside.

Cooking rice:
Heat enough water and add the shah jeera,oil and salt.

Once the water starts boiling, drain the soaked water from the rice and add it to the hot water.

Cook until the rice gets half cooked.

Drain the rice and keep aside.

For Biryani:
Heat the oil for cooking the spices.

Add in the bay leave, star anise,cinnamon stick,green & black cardamoms,cloves and fry until a nice aroma comes from.

Now add the shah jeera and fry for few seconds.

Add in the ginger garlic paste, cook for few minutes.

Add in all the vegetables except the cubed green bellpeppers and cook for few minutes.

Now add the green bellpepper, chilly powder,briyani powder,salt, turmeric powder, fry for few minutes.

Pour half cup of yogurt and cook for few minutes.


Cook the veggies until the yogurt evaportes, add half of the chopped mint leaves, slit opened green chillies,mix well and cook again for few minutes.

Soak the saffron strands to the warm milk.

For the layers:
Take a large vessel or pressure cooker.

Put half of the vegetable mixture onto the vessel top it with fried onions, pour the remaining yogurt now,mix well and check for salt.

Put the flame in simmer, now layer half of the rice.

Layer again the remaining veggies, add in the fried onions, layer again with rice, top it with chopped mint and coriander leaves.

Heat a tawa, keep the biryani layered vessel over it and keep it in low flame.

Pour in the saffron milk, cover the vessel with damp kitchen towel,keep a heavy object on the lid and cook it in low flame until the rice gets well cooked.

Serve hot with raitas or chicken masala.

Notes:
Swasthi used nuts and raisins, i skipped it coz my kids dont like raisins in briyani, but still you can add it.

You can prepare this briyani through oven, instead of going for slow cooking in vessel.

For a detailed post, dont forget to check Swasthi's Hyderabadi Dum Biryani..

42 comments:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

omg.. it looks so so tempting and delicious biryani... today i thought once have to do the hyd. biryani but here u gave virtual to me...;) Thank u aks...

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Briyani.

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super delicious Priya :)....

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

wow akka... i feel like grabbing that plate off the screen... yum!!!

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

Hats off to you Priya for the patience that you had to put together that delicious looking plate :) I could eat the whole thing without cringing about calories

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so yummy. I came back from Hyderabad 3 days back. Had vegetable biryani from the famous Paradise biryani..this looks so yummy than the one I had..drooling..

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பரா இருக்கு,அப்படியே எடுத்து சாப்பிடனும் போல இருக்கு...

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

super delicious biryani...

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous looking Biryani.Thanks a lot for the mention Priya.Many Many thanks for the compliment too.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

biryani looks so delicious . wonderfully made priya!

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

supera ireke ka....yummy

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow thats a very very delicious biryani there :) tempts me a lot and looks so yummy !! thats a fabulous post for SNC anniversary aks :)

Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

Hmmm Yummm, wanna grab that plate!

-Mythreyi

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious akka... Droool....

Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

Veg biriyani looks awesome, Priya, Great job.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

such perfectly cooked biriyani especially the rice grain are all separate and fluffy. awesome

Poornima Molri said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummm.... wanna grab a plate...

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya ,U sound like the genie who says I finished all my challenges give me more :)just kidding.Really admire the way u update blog with recipes.
Awesome Hyderabadi biriyani feel like eating some now !!

Shree Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Biryani looks delicious Priya :)

Sweta Biswal said... Reply To This Comment

This biryani is definitely tempting....I too prepare two versions of this...one with and one w/o onion....

Shobana Vijay said... Reply To This Comment

Its so nice to see the texture and the different colours...Yumm Priya Its very delicious.

Shobana Vijay said... Reply To This Comment

The texture has really come out well.

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

a stunning signature recipe of hydrabad..... looks appetizing Priya

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

seriously sis u believe it or not i was planning to make for this month challenge, urs is really tempting me badly and will try soon :-)

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Biryani is always a little bit more time taking but totally worth it. Yours looks yummy!

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

This Biryani has been on my to do list for so long! You have made it so well Priya. Wish I could just have a bowl of that :)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

inviting me akka

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds really flavorful and yummy as always Priya.. Mouth-watering indeed :-)

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful fluffy rice and lovely Biryani!

Lubna Karim said... Reply To This Comment

That rice is so perfectly cooked....would love try this version soon....I think you should make a post on how to cook basmati perfectly....

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

Biryani looks super delicious and tempting...perfect texture of rice...

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Veg biryani eppadi na appo NV :p sammiya pattaiya kelaputhu aks... i want one plate right away

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

I think last time i made anylind of biriyani is some 2 yrs ago. Wish i had these.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious, your clicks make it more tempting..

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Biriyani looks mouthwatering and super delicious.

Magees kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds delicious

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my goodness, this looks so tempting. Wonderful biryani with vegetables!

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Oh What a tempting biriyani.Love the colors and clicks .Wonderful dear

thelady8home said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous biriyani!! Simply gorgeous!

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for linking this dish to Gayathri's WTML Event.

prethika skm said... Reply To This Comment

superb presentation...exotic ...

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

very tempting biriyani..awesome presentation...