shravan is the month of fasting for many indians
raksha bandhan(2nd august), gokul ashtami(10th august) thadri(9th august) and teejri(4th august)(fast for sindhi womens like karva choth) comes in this month . people enjoy playing cards during this festive season

This has been sent to me by Rhea Sapra saying that i am posting recipes for ramadan which is lovely but what about the shravan month? So she soo sweetly sent me this onion/ginger/garlic free pure veg biryani recipe with her pic…I love it when you all send me your pics and recipes…so do enjoy and happy fasting…happy religious days:):)

2 cups basmati rice soaked for 15 min
3 green chillies
11/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 carrots, 2 potatoes(optional)
1/2 cup frozen green peas
lil cauliflower florets fried
2 tbsp cashwenuts fried
8 french beans
3 tomatoes
briyani masala 3 tsp
4 cloves
2 cardamoms
2 bay leaves
1 ” cinammom stick
2 tsp desi ghee
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp butter
salt as per taste
saffron soaked in little wam 1/2 cup milk
mint and coriander leaves for garnish

bring 5 cups of water to boil, strain the soaked rice and put it in the boiling water, add, bay leaves, cinammom stick, cardammom, salt, cloves, ghee and lime juice. when the rice s almost done, strain the rice and put in a tray and run wid a fork with light hands for the steam to escape

for the vegetable layer

grind the green chillies  and cumin seeds to a paste
grind the tomatoes to a puree

Take butter in a pan, add the green chillie mixture, add all the vegetables, saute the vegetables for some timethen add the tomato puree and keep on low flame covered till all the vegetable are cooked, add briyani masala, salt and red chilli powder and 1 tsp garam masala (optional). A little water is added if the vegetables are not cooked properly and also little gravy is needed

to assemble the briyani

take a deep pan, put one layer of rice, top it with the vegetable layer, repeat till all the gravy and rice s used, top layer is of white rice, pour the saffron milk on top and garnish it with mint and coriander leaves, fried cauliflower and cashewnuts
For best results use Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron


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  1. Un buen plato vegetariano. Con el toque especiado. Rico.
    No se lo que es cashwenuts (cacahuetes?).

    • nituchugani says:

      Reme…tu seras mi seguidora numero uno!! gracias por tu interes en mi pagina y en mis recetas..cashewnuts son anarcardos 🙂 besos

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