One of my favorite one pot meals is the biriyani, there are many versions however this is one of my favorite versions. It takes very little time and very easy to prepare. Hope you will enjoy preparing it too
- 1 cup rice
- 1 cup sliced onion
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 1/2 cup diced bellpepper
- 1 cup diced paneer
- 1/4 cup peas
- 1/4 cup sweet corn kernels
- 1 tbsp garlic ginger paste
- 3 sliced green chillies
- 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
- 3 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp shahi biryani masala
- salt to taste
Soak rice with 2 cups water for 1/2 hr. Add a tbsp of oil , 1/2 tsp salt to the soaked rice, pressure cook the rice with three whistles and 3 minutes in sim and switch it off.
Once it cools open pressure cooker and add 1 tsp ghee and keep aside.
In a deep bottom pan heat 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee, add cummin seeds, onions and fry till onions turn translucent, add garlic ginger paste and tomato puree and fry till oil begins to saturate, now add all the veggies and mix nicely and add little water let it cook till it becomes tender.
Now add salt, green chillies, mint leaves, cilantro, red chilli powder,turmeric, shahi biriyani masala and mix nicely.Once oil begins to saturate add the cooked rice and mix gently with the veggies.
Fry the paneer with 1 tsp oil till golden brown and add to the rice. Serve hot with your choice of raitha.