firstly, in a deep bottomed vessel take enough water (around 6 cups)
also add spices ( star, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom, black pepper)
further to the water add salt and oil. oil helps to make rice non sticky.
get the water to boil before adding soaked basmati rice. wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
cook the rice grains for approximately 10 minutes or till they are 75% cooked.
further drain the rice into a colander separating the rice and water.
also rinse the rice grain with cold water. this helps rice to cool completely and further stop the cooking process.
firstly, in a large kadai take oil / ghee.
further saute onions till they turn golden brown.
also add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell disappears.
now add vegetables of your choice like carrot, cauliflower, potato and mushrooms.
1. saute them for couple of minutes. 2. furthermore, add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. saute on medium flame.
add 1 cup of water and half cup of curd.
further, give a good mix, making sure curd doesn’t curdles.
also add biryani masala. i forgot to add along with other spices in step 6. so adding it now.
add broccoli and tomatoes. give a good stir.
furthermore, cover and cook for 15 minutes or till all vegetables are almost cooked.
now take a cup of masala stock and keep aside. we will reuse it later.
also add mint leaves.
further, spread the cooked rice uniformly.
also layer with mint and coriander leaves.
lastly layer with some fried onions.
cover and cook on low flame for 20 minutes.
finally, serve students biryani with raita.