Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani is a delicious medley of succulent vegetables, spices, ghee, saffron and flavourful basmati rice which no one can resist.
Heat ghee and oil in a pan.
Fry the vegetables on high heat for 4-5 minutes.
Remove the vegetables in a bowl.
Mix the ingredients for marinating in a bowl.
Add the sautéed vegetables in it and mix well.
Cover and keep aside for an hour.
Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and fry for a few seconds.
Drain the rice and add in the pan along with 4 cups of water, lemon juice and salt.
Cover and cook only heat until 80 % done.
Add the marinated vegetables in a heavy bottom pan.
Fry for 3-4 minutes.
Top with cooked rice.
Drizzle ghee on top.
Sprinkle coriander leaves, mint leaves, saffron soaked in milk, fried onion, fried cashew nuts and raisins on top.
Cover the pan tightly with a lid.
Keep a griddle over low flame.
Keep the pan over the griddle and let the biryani cook for 15-20 minutes.
Fluff with a fork gently to mix the layers.
Serve hot with Onion Tomato Raita.