Deepavali and Vegetable Dum Biriyani

Trust you all had a wonderful deepavali. We had a feasty and colorful deepavali too. Sharing few deepavali moments with you all..

Diyas before we lit them...



Our Altar with Lakshmi, Ganesh and Shiva for Lakshmi pooja..



Now, after offering prayers to god, it is time to pray your growling stomach, so here is what we had :

We did not arrange it for picutre as we were already hungry so just took the picture the way I had served it for my husband. from left to right on top : Raw banana palya, badusha, gulpavate, chakli and ghatia sev, cucumber, down we have vangibath and plain rice with ghee. Bele saru and Yogurt accompanied the meal too.

Next day we made Vegetable Dum Biriyani with some left over sweets. Biriyani was tasty and thought of blogging it.


I was tempted to try it after seeing it in almost every blog. Everyone has their own version. On a recent visit to grocery stores, I picked up Shaan Bombay Biriyani Masala packet. Not sure why I chose to buy it, but it was a hit at home. Tips from many blogs helped to make this preparation much better. Here is my version..

Recipe Source: Various
Ingredients :

Mix Vegetables : 150g (mixture of carrot, french beans, peas, cauliflower-washed and cut into 1" pieces)
Potato : 3 medium sized (washed, peeled and cubed into 1.5" pieces)
Ginger Garlic Paste : 1/2 tbsp
Tomato : 3 juicy medium sized tomatoes (washed and cut into small pieces)
Onion : 2 small (peeled, washed and cut into small pieces)
Onion : 1/2 (cut length wise and deep fried for granishing)
Safron Strands : few soaked in 1 tbsp of milk
Orange food color : a pinch
Basmati Rice : 350g
Chapathi dough for sealing

Method:

1.Soak Basmati Rice. Soak saffron strands in hot milk. Cut vegetables and keep them aside. Cube potatoes. Boil vegetables till they are half cooked in water. You can combine potatoes with them too. Potatoes should be bigger pieces than rest of the vegetables. Pick half cooked potatoes, pat dry them and deep fry till they turn golden brown color.
2. Half cook rice, drain the water. Scoop put 2 small cups of rice and mix orange food color and keep aside.
3. Take oil in a pan, add onions and ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell dissappears. Add tomatoes to it and cook till tomatoes are juicy. Add in shaan vegetable biriyani masala, salt and cooked vegetables and mix well. Switch off the stove.
4. Take a non stick pan which has a secure lid. Coat the pan with oil. Layer rice and vegetables alternatively. Start with a rice layer and end with a rice layer. When you spread vegetables, dont forget to put in few pieces of fried potato. Close the lid and seal the edges of the lid with chapathi dough. Cook on a very low flame for 10 mins. Electric rice cooker (not a pressure cooker!!!) works BEST for this.
5. Remove from the stove and garnish with saffron strands, fried onions and serve with raita of your choice.
This is the simplest DUM biriyani recipe I could come up with which was tasty enough to crave for more.


Other Dum biriyani recipes you can look for :
and many more such recipes which actually tempt you to make !!!

Sending our lamps, altar and festive food to decorate the blogs of Rekha &Sharon (Diwali Dhamaka), Blogadda ( Diwali Moments) and Emreen (It's festival time)

22 comments:

YOSEE said...

The altar looks beautiful !

And the Biriyani too ! Can almost sense the aroma !

Paaka Shaale said...

Devaranna tumba chennagi alankarisiddira :)

Reshmi said...

it looks like a restarant style dum biriyani...such a delicate n tangy recipe...happy diwali...

jeyashrisuresh said...

i was searching for a nice hydrebadi biryani for a long time. Nice attempt will try and post it soon

Mona said...

Looks very delicious.

Pavani said...

Diwali decorations look awesome. Veg biryani looks delicious. One of my co-worker also recommended Shan Biryani masala. Will have to look for it in the Indian store next time.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks simply delicious.. nice presentation !!

Apu said...

Happy Diwali to you too!!

Lavi said...

Pics bring the festival mood. Biryani looks so delicious, with fried onions and aloo.

Priya said...

Cute diyas...Tempting biriyani, fabulous..

Chitra said...

Hmm..mouthwatering briyani.will try for sure :)

Anonymous said...

I think you have made swastika incorrectly....its arms are in wrong direction......

don't take it otherwise...

LG said...

@Ano,
Thanks for pointing it out.

Sush said...

I didnot make anything special for Deepavali today as I was really busy with relatives, city sight seeing etc. Your lunch plate is tempting me to make such meal. Biryani.., our family fav too. Thanks for reminding. Will make them on the weekend.

Special thanks for giving my recipe link here.

rekhas kitchen said...

Hi Lakshmi Thamks for the comment ri. I am doing good.flavorfull biriyani recipe looks so yumm alankara chennagire ri.

Jayasri Ravi said...

Wow, colourful Diyas LG!, thanks for wishing me, how is the little one, with two of them around you have made so much, cool yaar!, your platter is making me hungry @12:40 in the night!, My kids just now gave me the laptop, thanks for linking me in your post!, that's a good idea, I should also do something like that!, Biriyani looks so Inviting with a beautiful colour! Thumba chennagide kanri, neevu avathu bardidralla Bread cutlet yaavagladru post maadi! Noodi kushi padthini thinakke aaglilla andru!

Happy Cook said...

I want that biriyani right now. So so delicious looking.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hope you had a great Diwali Lakshmi and Briyani looks so tempting,I am a great fan of it :)

indianspicemagic said...

wounderful briyani...

ಪುಟ್ಟಿಯ ಅಮ್ಮ said...

Diyas are beautiful, simple and elegant:)) Biryani looks delicious!!

Emreen said...

Lovely diyas..!! The food luks soo inviting... !!

Thanks for joining the blog party !!

Do share some delicious recipes for Xmas and New Year too...!! The party is open until December end...;-) ;-) ...!!

notyet100 said...

biryani looks too yum,..specially the last pic is making me drool,..:-)
very nice pooja decoration...