Easy Biryani

Serves: 4 

IngredientQtyPrep
Basmati rice1.5 cupsoaked for 15 minutes
Potato1 largechopped
Onion1 largechopped
Tomato2-3 mediumchopped
Carrot2 mediumchopped
Peas1/2 cup
Beans1/2 cupchopped
Yogurt1/2 cupas needed
Biryani masalato taste
Spicesas neededaniseed, cinnamon, bay leaf
Saltto taste
Water1.5 cupsmore as needed
Mint leavesfewchopped
Cilantrofewchopped


Method:
  1. Fry onions with spices until soft and fragrant
  2. Add tomatoes, biryani masala and salt; cook till soft
  3. Add the rest of the vegetables (except potatoes) and yogurt, along with water to cover everything, cook for few minutes
  4. Add rice and potatoes; bring to boil once, then add mint and cilantro leaves
  5. Reduce heat to low and cover with tight lid for 10-15 minutes until rice is cooked fully
  6. Mix gently and serve with raita


Notes:
This dish shouldn't take more than 30 minutes (not including cooking time). The spices to be added depends on the ingredients in your ready-made masala. Mine was missing aniseed, cinnamon and bay leaf, so I added those. Feel free to omit or add the spices you prefer.

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