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Lucknowi Veg Biryani

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Time40 Min
DifficultyIntermediate
Serves1

Lucknowi veg biriyani recipe is a medley of fresh veggies, spices, and rice slow-cooked to perfection resulting into an aromatic, mild and subtly flavoured combination of rice and vegetables! Gone are the days when we used to splurge the restaurants to get the taste of a perfect biriyani, nowadays people preparing this Lucknowi veg biriyani at home with the help of recipes and videos online! Tradi ... tionally the Lucknowi biriyani is known as Awadhi Biriyani and is extremely popular in all the states of India and also abroad! Biriyani is so famous in India that each place has come up with its own speciality of vegetable biriyani, such as Malabar biriyani, Hyderabadi biriyani, Ambur biriyani, Dindigul biriyani, Thalassery biriyani, Kolkata biriyani, Memoni biriyani, etc. However, Awadhi or Lucknowi biriyani is considered the richest of all in terms of flavours, spices, and ingredients! All the ingredients for Lucknowi veg biriyani are easily available and the cooking time takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Check out the Lucknowi veg biriyani video in the recipe blog for a detailed step by step instructions on how to make it at home. While we know that preparing Lucknowi veg biriyani at home is not an easy task both on efforts and ingredients, we bet you the end result would be definitely worth all the efforts! Biriyani is not a regular dish and is prepared occasionally in Indian households, this fact itself makes it appealing to both kids and adults! You always crave for something that you don’t get easily or regularly! Serve this restaurant-style Lucknowi veg biriyani for lunch or dinner along with delicately spiced raita and korma!

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre806 Cal806 Cal806 Cal806 Cal
  • 21gProtein
  • 34gFat
  • 103gCarbs
  • 10gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

White Basmati Rice

White Basmati Rice

0.5 cups

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

6 units

Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf

0.5 leafs

Salt

Salt

1 teaspoon

Green Cardamom

Green Cardamom

1 unit

Black Cardamom

Black Cardamom

1 unit

Cloves

Cloves

2 units

Javitri/mace

Javitri/mace

1 small piece

Peanut (with Skin)

Peanut (with Skin)

2 teaspoons

Kasuri Methi

Kasuri Methi

1 pinch

Black Salt

Black Salt

1 pinch

Coriander Seeds

Coriander Seeds

1 pinch

Cumin

Cumin

1 pinch

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

1 unit

Sesame White (til)

Sesame White (til)

0.25 teaspoons

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

4 teaspoons

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Red Chilli Powder (kashmiri)

Red Chilli Powder (kashmiri)

0.5 teaspoons

Mustard Seeds

Mustard Seeds

1 pinch

Asafoetida/hing

Asafoetida/hing

1 pinch

Coriander Powder

Coriander Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Tamarind

Tamarind

1 small piece

Jaggery

Jaggery

1 pinch

Coconut Milk Powder

Coconut Milk Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

Saffron

1 pinch

Shahi Jeera

Shahi Jeera

1 pinch

Biryani Masala

Biryani Masala

1 teaspoon

Cardamom Powder

Cardamom Powder

1 pinch

Slim Milk

Slim Milk

1.5 tablespoons

Rose Water

Rose Water

0.75 teaspoons

Keora Water

Keora Water

0.75 teaspoons

Almond

Almond

2 units

Dairy

Curd

Curd

1 cup

Paneer

Paneer

0.5 cups

Fruits & Vegetables

English Cucumber

English Cucumber

1 small piece

Carrot-regular

Carrot-regular

0.33 unit

Onion

Onion

0.75 cups

Tomato

Tomato

1 small piece

Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves

2 leafs

Haricot Bean

Haricot Bean

6 units

Mint W/o Roots

Mint W/o Roots

3 leafs

Menu Item

Ginger Garlic Paste

Ginger Garlic Paste

2.75 teaspoons

Vegetable Local

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

1 piece

Other

Jeera Powder

Jeera Powder

0.75 teaspoons

Water

Water

0.5 glasss

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

1 unit

Directions
1
In a bowl, add Water and Rice and soak for 30 min.
2
In a bowl, soak the Cashewnut in a Water.
3
Bring Water to boil, add Bay Leaves , Salt, Green Cardamom, Black Cardamom, Cloves and Mace.
4
When it boils, remove the whole spices and add Rice and cook till half done then Drain water from the rice.
5
In a pan, add Peanuts and roste it well. Remove the skin and keep aside.
6
In a bowl, beat the Curd and add Kasuri Methi Powder, Black Salt, Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix it properly.
7
Add Cucumber and Carrot, in the beaten curd and mix it properly.
8
Remove to a bowl and keep aside.
9
In a pan, add Coriander Seed, Red Chilli, Cumin Seed and toss till it crackles.
10
Add Sesame White & toast it well.
11
Remove to a bowl and keep aside.
12
Heat Oil in a pan. Add Onion saute till golden color.
13
Add Turmeric Powder, Kashmiri Chilli Powder and Tomato Slice. Saute till soft.
14
Mix the roasted ingredients, peanuts into it and saute.
15
Take it out to a blender and make a paste.
16
Remove to a bowl and keep aside.
17
Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Red Chilli, Curry Leaves and Hing. Let it crackles.
18
Add Ginger Garlic Paste and saute.
19
Add the above and saute Tomato Paste along with Salt, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder and cook for sometime.
20
Add soak Tamarind, Water, Jaggery and cook a while.
21
Finish it with Coconut Milk Powder.
22
Take out in a bowl and keep aside.
23
In a blender, add soaked Cashew Nut, grind it to a fine paste.
24
Remov to a bowl and keep aside.
25
Heat Oil in a pan. Add sliced Onions, saute till brown.
26
Spread on a plate to a dry and keep aside.
27
In a bowl, add Saffron, Hot Water and keep aside.
28
Heat Oil in pan. Add Shahi Jeera and slice Onion saute till golden brown.
29
Add Ginger Garlic Paste and saute.
30
Add slit Green Chilli and saute.
31
Add Salt, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Shan Biryani Masala, Red Chilli Powder, Cardamom Powder, Turmeric Powder and cook.
32
Add Cauliflower, Beans, Carrot and mix it well.
33
Add Paneer and saute.
34
Add Curd to the vegetable and cook.
35
Add Milk and cook for sometime.
36
Add Cashew Paste and cook.
37
In a heavy bottom vessel, add above veg gravy.
38
Add some of portion of half cook rice.
39
Again put some portion of gravy and layer it up with rice and sprinkle Saffron, Rose Water, Kewra Water and put it on dum.
40
Remove to a bowl and Garnish with Brown Onion, chopped Cashew Nut, chopped Almond and Mint Leaves.

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