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Kitchen Corner

Zaitooni Subz Biryani Recipe


About Zaitooni Subz Biryani Recipe: Here is a biryani recipe packed with the goodness of veggies and flavourful spices all tossed together for a delightful, rich dish to savour for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients Of Zaitooni Subz Biryani

1/4 Cup basmati rice, soaked
10 Green olives
10 Black olives
4 Carrots (cut into ½ inch cube)
10 Babycorn (cut into ½ inch cubes)
2 Zucchini (cut into ½ inch cubes)
1/2 cup diced mushroom
10-12 Broccoli florets
1 cup green peas (shelled)
Few threads of saffron
50 ml milk
Oil (for frying)
4 large onion, sliced
2 Green cardamom
1 Black cardamom
4 Cloves
1/2 inch cinnamom
1 Bay leaf
1 1/2 tbsp red chilli pickle paste
4-5 green chilli, chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
3/4 tsp garam masala powder
to taste salt
2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
1-2 drops kewra essence
Ginger (cut into thin strips)

How to Make Zaitooni Subz Biryani

1.Soak the saffron in the warm milk.
2.Drain and boil rice in four cups of boiling salted water with green cardamoms, black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf, until three-fourths done. Drain excess water.
3.Heat oil in a kadai and deep-fry the onions till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
4.Blanch all the vegetables separately. Drain and refresh in cold water.
5.In a bowl, mix the vegetables with the yogurt, red chilli pickle paste, green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, half the garam masala powder, salt and half the browned onions.
6.Transfer the mixture to a non stick deep pan; Spread the rice over the vegetables along with olives. Sprinkle the saffron-flavored milk, coriander leaves, mint leaves, kewra essence, ginger strips, remaining garam masala powder and remaining browned onions over the rice.
7.Seal the pan with the lid and cook over medium heat, till the rice and vegetables are done. This may take around 15-20 minutes.
8.Serve hot with a boondi raita of your choice.

Key Ingredients:
basmati rice, Green olives, Black olives, Carrots (cut into ½ inch cube), Babycorn (cut into ½ inch cubes), Zucchini (cut into ½ inch cubes), diced mushroom, Broccoli florets, green peas (shelled), Few threads of saffron, milk, Oil (for frying), onion, Green cardamom, Black cardamom, Cloves, cinnamom, Bay leaf, red chilli pickle paste, green chilli, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, fresh coriander leaves, fresh mint, kewra essence, Ginger (cut into thin strips)

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