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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Potato and Green pepper Biryani

I love the simplicity of Biryanis and Pulavs. Just raita is enough to accompany the rice to serve as a meal. They work well for lunch boxes too.
Kids love Pulav and biryani so, I try to make different combination of veggies all the time. I'm sending this dish to blogging Marathon #71 under one pot dishes.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves : 4-5


Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Onion : 1 large sliced
Potatoes: 2 large diced
Green pepper/Capsicum: 2 large sliced
Green chilies: 7 slit
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
Biryani powder/paste : 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder : 1 teaspoon
Cilantro/coriander leaves : 1 bunch chopped
Water : 3 1/2 cups
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Cloves : 5
Elachi/Green cardamom: 3
Bay leaves: 2
Shahi jeera : 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon: 1" stick
Mace : 1 string
Star Anise : 1 flower


Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and 1 tablespoon of oil, add all ingredients listed under for Tempering. Fry for 1 minute.
Add onions, green chilies and sauté till they turn light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste, biryani paste and fry for 1 minute. Add cilantro and fry for 1 minute.
Add the veggies for 4-5 minutes.
Add drained water and fry for 2 minutes.
Add water, salt, mix well and close lid.
Cook for 12-14 minutes. Turn off the stove and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Fluff it up with a fork and serve with raita.


  1. Can smell the flavor of this biriyani from here, wat a beautiful one pot meal, loving it.

  2. the biryani looks lovely with peppers.

  3. That is a flavorful biryani with potatoes and peppers.