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INGREDIENTS

FOR RICE:

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  •  basmati ricesoaked for 20 minutes

FOR BIRYANI GRAVY:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp shah jeera / caraway seeds
  • 4 cardamom
  • 1 onionfinely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 cups mixed vegetablescarrot, gobi, peas, potato, beans, chopped
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 2 tsp biryani masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp coriander-mint paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 15 cubes paneer / cottage cheese

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup mint / pudinachopped
  • ¼ cup corianderchopped
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ½ cup fried onions / barista
  • ¼ cup saffron water
  • pinch of biryani masala powder
  • wheat doughto seal

recipe of cooking rice for biryani:

  1. firstly, in a large vessel boil 8 cups water along with 2 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon stick, ½ tsp cloves, 1 star anise, ½ tsp pepper, 2 tsp oil and 1 tsp salt.
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  2. now add 1½ basmati rice, soaked for 20 minutes. stir well.
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  3. further boil for 10 minutes or till the rice is almost cooked. (do not cook the rice completely, as it will get cooked in dum while preparing biryani)
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  4. drain off the water and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. keep aside.
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recipe of biryani gravy:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee.
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  2. further add 1 bay leaf, 2 inch cinnamon stick, ½ tsp cloves, 1 star anise, 4 cardamom, 1 tsp shah jeera. saute till the spices turn aromatic.
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  3. add in 1 finely chopped onions and saute well.
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  4. also add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute.
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  5. furthermore add 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrot, gobi, peas, potato, beans) and saute for 2 minutes.
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  6. additionally add 1 cup curd, 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric, 2 tsp biryani masala powder1 tsp salt and 2 tsp coriander-mint paste.
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  7. saute on low flame else curd might curdle.
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  8. further add 1 cup water. cover and cook for 15 minutes.
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  9. cook till the vegetables are almost cooked.
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  10. now add 15 cubes paneer and mix well.
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  11. finally biryani gravy is ready.
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assembling / layering veg dum biryani recipe:

  1. firstly, in a thick bottomed deep vessel spread in a layer of prepared biryani gravy.
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  2. further layer with cooked rice.
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  3. also spread few chopped mint, coriander, fried onions and saffron water.
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  4. as a third layer, spread again prepared biryani gravy.
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  5. repeat layering with cooked rice, saffron water, fried onions and biryani masala.
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  6. also top with a tbsp of ghee, mint, coriander for more flavours.
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  7. now close the lid and seal with wheat dough.
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  8. keeping the flame on low, cook for 15 minutes or till the rice and vegetables get completely cooked in presence of steam or dum.
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  9. finally, serve hyderabadi dum biryani with raita or mirchi ka salan.
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