Hi friends, after a terrible weekend and ending up with a migraine, I am totally tired, and when I saw the date I knew if I don't do it today I am going to miss an other event, for which I made this few days back, but never got the time to post, I missed the last one and could not post it on time. yes, I think you all got it, Nupur's One dish meals, I hope she likes this..
As I was searching from all the bloggers what will I cook, I saw this in Viki's kitchen, I love all kind of pulavs, biryanis, and needless to say my family loves them too.., at least twice in a week I love to eat all kind of veggie Rices.
I wanted to make something nice that day as my H called me and said our friend from India would be visiting us, He came that night and left early morning, it was such a short trip and we were upset as he was not able to stay with us a little longer. well, anyways whatever time he was with us was just fine and after a long time we were able to meet each other.
Coming back to the recipe, Viki is one of my favourite bloggers, with lots of varied recipes and her most interesting one which I have to still try it out, but keep going their to look at it now and then, my favourite tuti-frootis. Some day I will make them soon and post some recipes out of it, fingers crossed.
HYDERABADI VEGETABLE BIRIYANI
To cook Rice:
3 cups Basmati Rice
1 to 1 and 1/2 tsp - salt
5 and 1/2 cup water
3 - Bay leaf
1 - Star aniseed
1 tsp Shahi Jeera (black cumin)
4 tbsp of Lemon Juice
2 to 3 tbsp of Ghee
I did not do as viki said, I had no time, I just took a big wok heated the ghee added all the whole masalas said above gave it a little fry and then with salt and water I added the rice and cooked until 3/4th done and kept it aside
Cover the vessel with the dough then tightly close the lid and place this on the tawa and allow it cook in low flame, this method of slow cooking will ensure that it is well cooked and aroma, is spread throughout the dish.
Even you can cook in the oven in a slow cook for around 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours.
I cooked on the stove over the tawa, until my friend came home.