- Basmati rice – 3 cups
- Onion- 2 nos
- Garlic pods – 10 nos
- Ginger- 2 piece
- Oil – 3 tbsp
- Ghee or Butter – A scoop of tbsp
- Chopped tomatoes – 1/2 of the tin
- Green Chilles – 5 nos
- Bell peppers – 1 – 2 nos
- Mushrooms and Vegetables – As your wish*
- Lime or lemon juice – 3 tsp
- Garammasala- 2 spoon
- Biriyani masala – 1 spoon
- Royal curry powder or chilly powder – As reqd
- Termeric Powder- 1/4 of a small spoon
- Salt- As reqd
- Coriander – Leaves
- Green Peas
1)Grind garlic, ginger, one-fourth of the onion & green chillies together with a little amount of water & keep aside.
2)Wash the rice & soak it in the water & keep aside.
3)Heat oil & ghee/butter in a pan.
4)Add the remaining onion & fry them until it turns to golden brown.
5)Add the spices to them & fry quickly in a little hot fat for 3 mins.
6)Add the ground paste & fry for 7 mins.
7)Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala, biriyani masala, royal curry/chilly powder to it & cook for 5 mins on low flame.
8)Add all the vegetables, bell peppers, mushrooms & close the lid & cook for 7 – 12 mins.
9)Drain the water from the rice & add to them & stir for 4 – 5 mins.
10)Add lime juice & yoghurt to it & stir well.
11)Add 5 cups of water to it & close the lid.
12)Cook until the rice is done in the stove or in the oven.
: Oven cooking tastes better.
13)Finally, add the coriander leaves for better flavour.
: Serve with mint or onion flavoured.