Saturday, April 10, 2010

Quick Vegetable Biryani ( Healthy & Low-Fat)-------My 50th Post

This is my 50th post .I never even thought that I could make this far.Well, here I am happy to see myslef doing something I like -cooking healthy ,writing about it and taking pictures of it.Blogging about what I cook had given me a peace of mind and satisfaction that I am able to share something nice and healthy not only to my family but also with everyone around me.Once again I thank my family and all the visitors to this blog for their continuous support and encouragement.

Most of the times I tend towards making one pot meals for lunch on weekends as I like to spend more time with the family than in the kitchen.I try to add many vegetables into the one-pot meal so that I don't have to cook a curry separately.Biryani is one such lovely dish everyone enjoys.Generally ,biryani when done in the traditional way takes a long time and contains lots of calories and also is rich in ghee.I like to make it in a simple way and make it more healthy and lowfat without comprimising the taste.

Let's get into the lowfat version of making vegetable rice/biryani-------------

Main Ingredients :
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Ponni Raw Rice.................2cups(uncooked)
Red Capsicum...................1big(diced)
Green Capsicum................1big(diced)
Tomato..............................1med(diced)
Onion.................................1small(diced)
Cauliflower........................1small(cut into florets)

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Olive Oil.................................1.5tbsp
Ginger....................................2inch
Garlic.....................................4cloves
Garam Masala Powder..........1tbsp
Cumin Seeds.........................1tsp
Turmeric Powder..................1tsp
Amchur Powder....................1tsp
Salt.......................................to taste
Butter...................................1tbsp

Preparation :
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Cook the rice and keep it aside.Now place a pan on the stove on high heat and pour oil in it.Immediatley add cumin seeds and diced capsicum(red and green) to the oil and let it cook covered for 2 min.


Now add onion , cauliflower florets and turmeric powder  to the pan and stir well and cook it covered for few minutes.


Now add tomatoes , freshly made ginger garlic paste and salt to the vegetabes and cook for 1 more minute.


Now add freshly made garam-masala powder  and amchur powder to the vegetables and stir well.


Now add the freshly cooked rice to the vegetables and mix well.Adjust salt accordingly.Finally take a small piece of butter and add it to the hot rice to give the rich look and flavor to it.


Finally garnish with cilantro and serve it with raita or yogurt.I forgot to take the picture of the dish after garnishing.

Note :
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1) In all the rice dishes I use only freshly cooked rice.

2)I try not to overcook the vegetables(at the same time the vegetables are not raw they are just right).You can add any vegetables you like.

3)When we use fresh ginger garlic paste and freshly made garam masala(can also add whole masalas )to the flavors are nice and strong and bring nice flavor to the lowfat Biryani.

4)I use little butter in the end so that when it  is placed on the hot rice it gives that shiny rich look.

5) Over all this is again a very lowfat dish which you can enjoy without any guilt.If you like you can add some nuts too.

22 comments:

  1. Kiran, yum looking recipe. I will have to try it as it is such wonderful step by step detailed one. Thanks. Congrats on your 50th post, may many more suhc 50s happen :)

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  2. Dear Priya,Thank you.With encouragement from nice friends like you and all the visitors to this blog I hope to continue this journey successfully.

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  3. Hi Kiran
    Very easy way to prepare Briyani.Thanks for sharing.
    Any way I have some awards waiting for you in my blog collect them.

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  4. Haiiii!!! Kiran,,congrats on ur 50th post and well said dear on weekends me too like to cook one pot meal like biryani's...ur's loooks perfect n fluffy dear,,,am glad to follow ur blog,,

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  5. congrats dear...keep on rocking...delicious biriyani...

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  6. Hey Kiran congrats on your 50th post!can't wait for more.. great feeling ha! lovely rice dish, liked all the step by step pics..

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  7. SUch a yummyilicious briyani, looks fabulous..COngrats on ur 50th post and keep rocking Kiran..

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  8. Dear Subhashini,thank you for your nice words and for sharing the awards.

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  9. Dear SatyaSridhar,thank you for your wishes and lovely words.

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  10. Dear Shama,thank you for your warm wishes.

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  11. Dear Jagruti,thank you for your nice words.It sure feels good to be here.

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  12. Dear Priya,thank you for the wonderful wishes.

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  13. Congrats on this 50th post.
    The vegetable biriyani looks delicious.Liked the presentation..I like to to prepare biriyani because within short time we can prepare a good meal..

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  14. Dear PranisKitchen,thank you.

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  15. Congrats dear...briyani looks so good and colorful...your preparation is a little bit different from mine...sounds very interesting...will try this soon :)

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  16. Dear Kiran,
    Good Evening!
    First time here and enjoyed your healthy yummy biriyani!
    The photos are so tempting and I love biriyani specially for Sunday lunch!
    Wishing you a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR,
    Sasneham,
    Anu

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  17. Congrats on your 50th post dear! And this briyani looks wonderful with all the step-step pictures!

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  18. Dear Anupama,thank you for visiting SUMADHURA and for your lovely words.Thank you for the warm wishes.Keep visiting.

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  19. Thank you Kalai for your warm wishes.

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  20. Wow, this looks great! there are definitely a few ingredients I haven't used before, so this would be something good for me to try!

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  21. Dear Lisa,thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice words.Do try this recipe at your convenience.Keep visiting.

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