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Tricolored Biryani

An instant three layered biryani.

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Preparation Time : 51-60 minutes

Cooking time : 41-50 minutes

Servings : 4

Tricolored Biryani

Main Ingredients

Basmati rice, Oil





Level Of Cooking


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  • Basmati rice soaked
    1 1/2 cups
  • Oil
    4 tablespoon
  • Onion sliced
    1 large
  • Bay leaf
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Cloves
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Cashewnuts
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Carrots boiled and grated
    2 medium
  • Cauliflower separated into small florets , boiled
    1/4 medium
  • Garam masala powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Yogurt whisked
    1/2 cup
  • Green peas blanched
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 cup
  • Coconut grated
    2 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add onion, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cloves. Sauté till onion turns pink. Add rice and toss gently for a minute. Add four cups water and salt and mix.

Step 2

Cook till rice is done. Drain the rice and divide into three equal portions. Heat one tablespoon oil in a non stick pan and fry cashewnuts till golden. Add turmeric powder, carrots and one portion of rice and toss. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat one tablespoon oil and sauté cauliflower for two minutes. Add garam masala powder, yogurt and second portion of rice and mix gently. Set aside. In another non-stick pan, heat remaining oil. Sauté green peas for a minute.

Step 4

Add green chillies, coriander and the third portion of rice. Toss well and set aside. To serve; place the green coriander rice at the bottom, top it with the yogurt rice and finally a layer of turmeric rice. Serve hot garnished with grated coconut.

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