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Microwave Vegetable Biryani

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Cooking time: 25 mins.
For Rice
1 cup rice
1 tsp ghee / oil
2 pcs Cardamom (elaichi)
2 pcs Cinnamon (dalchini)
Cloves (laung)
Peppercorns (kali mirch)
2 bay leaves (tej patta)
Salt ( to taste)
2 cups water
1/2 cup milk and saffron a little

For vegetable layer
1 tbsp ghee / oil
1 onion (chopped)
3 large tomatoes (chopped)
6 – 7 garlic flakes
2 – 3 green chillies (chopped)
1/2 cup green peas
1/4 cup carrots
1/2 cup cauliflower florets
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup water
Salt, black pepper and red chilli powder (add to taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1. Wash and soak rice in 2 cups of water for half an hour. Drain the water.
2. Microwave ghee/oil in a microwave safe bowl for 30 secs at 100% power.
3. Add cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorn, salt, rice and 2 cups of water. Boil for 9 – 10 mins at 100% power and then at 60% power for 5 – 6 mins.
4. Add 1/2 cup milk and saffron to the rice. Allow to stand covered for 5 mins.
5. In another microwave safe bowl microwave ghee at 100% power for 30 secs.
6. Add chopped onion, tomatoes and garlic. Microwave for 2 mins at 100% power.
7. Add rest of the spices, chopped vegetables and ½ cup water and microwave covered for 5 – 6 mins at 100% power. Allow to stand for 5 mins.
8. In a serving dish place one layer each of boil rice and microwaved vegetables one by one. Microwave (covered) for 4 mins at 100% power. Allow to stand for 5 mins.
9. Serve hot with dal or raita.

Arthi Balaji
Arthi Balaji
An entrepreneur by profession, Arthi Balaji is a mother of two and tries to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Hence she is always on the lookout for quick recipes that can help her juggle her career and family life.

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