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Nawabi Veg Biryani

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A delicious and simple to make Biryani with peas, potatoes, onions and spices. Best served with onion raita.
Nawabi Veg Biryani

Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Potatoes – 4 to 5, boiled, peeled, diced
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Green Peas – 1 cup, shelled
Onions – 4, sliced
Ghee – 3 tblsp

For the Masala:
Mint Leaves – 1 cup
Green Chillies – 5 to 6
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Ginger – 2 inch piece
Garlic – 4 cloves
Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup
Oil – 2 tblsp

1. Soak the basmati rice in 4 cups of water for 30 to 45 minutes.
2. Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame.
3. Saute the onions, potatoes, cumin seeds and green peas for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Grind all the masala ingredients with a little water to a smooth paste.
5. Add this to the pan and stir well.
6. Simmer for a minute.
7. Drain the water from rice and add to the pan.
8. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes and pour 4 cups of water.
9. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until rice is cooked.
10. Serve hot with raita.

Note: You can also add mushrooms, paneer and cashew nuts if desired.

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