Biryani is the perfect weekend comfort food. All it takes is a few ingredients you are bound to have lying around at home, and just ONE pot.
There really is nothing better than a one pot meal on a lazy Saturday afternoon!
Ingredients: ( to serve 4, but if I were you, it increase the quantity because this dish makes for great leftovers!)
1.5 cups uncooked rice
6 baby potatoes ( I used pink fir potatoes…my latest obsession) OR 2 large potatoes
1 cup cauliflower
1/5 cup frozen mixed veg
1 tsp tumeric
3 tsp crushed green chilli
2 tsp crushed ginger
2 sticks of cinnamon
2-3 bay leaves
304 strands of saffron
1 tbsp milk
3 tbsp fresh cream*
1.5 tbsp ghee
2 tsp salt
a handful of cashew nuts
1 tbsp sultanas *
Cook the rice as usual, and set aside.
Mix all the vegetables except the tomatoes and cauliflower, and microwave for 3-4 minutes till cooked.
Fry the cooked potatoes and cauliflower until golden brown.
Finely chop or puree the tomatoes and keep aside.
Heat the ghee , and fry all the spices and bay leaves for 1-2 minutes. Fry the cashews and sultanas until golden brown. Add the tomatoes and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the vegetables, and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
Add the rice, and gently mix until coated with the tomato-vegetable mixture. While slowly mixing, add the saffron and cream.
Allow to cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve hot, with fresh plain yoghurt !