Friday, 25 September 2015

Healthy Veg Biriyani with Carrot, Cucumber and Mint Raita served with Adraki Roast Chicken Legs.

On a diet.... So what... Life is to enjoy and not sulk.. Today enjoyed Eid diet food for lunch with

Healthy Veg Biriyani with Carrot, Cucumber and Mint Raita served with Adraki Roast Chicken Legs... All without oil..

For Veg Biriyani
1 cup Basmati rice washed and soaked in water for 15 minutes
4 to 5 French beans cut into big pieces
1 Potato cut into 4 pieces
4 small size Mushrooms kept whole
1 small size Broccoli cut into big pieces
1 small size Green Capsicum cut into cubes
1 small Onion cut into cubes
1 Tomato cut into cubes
1 Green chilli cut into pieces
2 tbsp Greeen Peas
1/4 cup Spinach chopped
( Use any vegetables as per required)
2 tbsp Biriyani Masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Few Strands of Saffron
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Curd
1 tbsp Onion paste
1 tbsp Tomato paste
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1 Garlic paste
2 Cloves
1 Cardomon
1 small stick Cinnamon
2 Bay leaves
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 Onion sliced and dry Roasted
1 tbsp Coriander leaves

Take the curd, add tomato paste, onion paste, garlic paste and ginger paste and mix it. Keep it aside. Take rice, add 2 cups of water and keep it to cook. Add whole cardamom, 1 bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves. When the rice is almost done.. Add the saffron in the milk, mix it and add it to the rice. Cook it the rice is done. Keep it aside. Take a wok. Add cumin seeds and 1 bay leaf. Dry roast the cumin seeds. Add the curd mixed with all the paste. On a low flame cook the curd and the paste for 2 minutes.  Add the biriyani masala, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Cook for few minutes. Add all the vegetables and chilli. Stir the vegetables. Cook on low flame till the vegetables are 1/2 cooked.. If water is required then add little water while cooking. Take a pot. Add the vegetables in the pot. Add the layer of rice... Sprinkle roasted onions and coriander leaves and cook it for 10 minutes in the dum... Serve hot with carrot, cucumber and mint raita.
P.S. If on a restricted diet then cook the vegetables separately and while serving measure the quantity of the vegetables, put it on a plate and then measure the rice quantity required and add it on top of the vegetables.

Biriyani Masala
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
4 Cloves
2 Green Cardomom
1 small stick Cinnamon
2 Pinch grated Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Mace
6 Pepper corn
1 tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 Star anise
1 Marathi moggu
1 Bay leaf

Grind all the above ingredients into powder.

Carrot, Cucumber and Mint Raita
1 cup beaten Curd
1 small Carrot grated
1 small Cucumber grated
Few Mint leaves chopped
2 Pinch of Chat Masala

Mix all the above ingredients together to serve with the biriyani...

Adraki Roast Chicken Legs..
4 pieces of Chicken legs
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1/4 tsp Chilli paste
1/2 tsp Onion paste
1/4 tsp Lime juice
1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Take a pan, marinate the chicken with all the above ingredients for 30 minutes. Take a pot add 1/2 cup water and cook the chicken legs till tender and the water has dried up. If required add more water to cook the chicken. Don't over cook the chicken. Take a non stick pan. Add the chicken legs and roast the chicken from all sides... It can be done on a charcoal  or a oven too... In a oven just roast it till brown for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius in a pre heated oven as the chicken is already cooked.

P.S. Rock salt is best to use... Adjust salt as per the diet plan...

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