Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 chopped into thin slices
Tomato - 3 small chopped fine
Green Chillies - 2 Slit long
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Mint and coriander leaves - a handful
Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Shah Biryani Masala Powder - 1 tbsp
Cardamom - 2
Clove - 3
Cinnamon - 2 small piece
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Lime Juice - juice of half lime
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp
Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Wait for few seconds and add chopped onions. Fry till light brown and add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute and add chopped tomatoes. Fry till they are mashed and pulpy. Then add the chopped vegetables and saute for 3- 4 minutes. Next add mint and coriander leaves and fry together for a minute. Then add the washed and drained rice. Fry in low flame for a minute. Also add chilli powder and biryani masala powder, lime juice, coconut milk, 3 cups of water and salt as needed. Cover and cook in medium flame until done. Or you can transfer to a rice cooker and switch it on.
In this recipe I have used jeera rice( jeeraga samba rice) which gives a good flavor for any type of biryanis. You can use this rice or substitute the same with basmati rice. Serve with any type of spicy curry or raita.