Today I will be making vegetable biryani. Rich and exotic mughlai pulao. Rice layered with spicy vegetable gravy. Vegetable pulav is a great dish for a formal dinner. Also can be served as main dish. Recipe will serve 4-6. This recipe is cooked in 3 steps. First we are going to make the plain rice then cook vegetable in gravy. And after that bake it in oven. For this recipe we need: 1 cup of basmati rice which I have already washed and soaked for half an hour 2 cups of water 1 tablespoon of oil 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 pinch of saffron And 1/4 cup of warm milk. Heat is on, medium high. First I am going to add the water. And then rice. Salt And oil. Let this boil. After it comes to boil we will reduce the heat to low. And let it simmer it should take about 15 minutes to cook. For this recipe we need About 4 cups of mixed vegetables Here I have 2 cups of cauliflower 1/2 cup of chopped paneer 1/2 cup of sliced bell pepper 1/2 cup of sliced carrot 1/2 cup of sliced green beans 1 finely chopped green chilli 1 tablespoon of finely shredded ginger About 1/4 cup of cashew nuts. 1 cup of yogurt 1.5 teaspoons of salt 1/2 teaspoon of red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric 2 tablespoons of oil 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds About 1/8 teaspoon of asafoetida. And 2 cups of tomato puree. These are about 4 medium tomatoes. First I am going to marinate all the vegetables with yogurt and spices. So here I have cauliflower. Paneer Bell pepper Carrots Green beans Green chilli Ginger Cashew nuts Yogurt Turmeric Red chilli powder And salt. Mix it together. Mix it well and let it sit while we are making the gravy. Heat is on, medium high. So first I am going to add the oil. And wait till oil is hot. Oil is hot. Now we are going to add the cumin seeds. It should crack right away. Asafoetida And after cumin seed crack going to add the tomato puree. This is about 4 medium tomatoes. And cover this and let it cook till it becomes half in volume. I am going to cover this so it doesn’t splatter. It should take about 5 minutes. Let’s check the tomatoes. They are looking ready. So its time to add the vegetables. And stir it. Now we need to let it cook till they are tender. So this should take about 15-20 minutes. Cover it. Let’s check the vegetables. They are smelling and looking really good. And they are ready not very mushy just you know very tender. Let’s check the rice. And rice is also ready. We also need 4 tablespoons of melted butter or ghee 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds 1 teaspoon of garam masala 2 tablespoons of finely chopped mint And about 1/4 cup of milk And 2 pinches of saffron. So first I am going to mix the saffron milk with rice. And just fold it nicely. Saffron smells really good and very sweet. Rice with vegetables and get ready to bake. So first we are going to put half the vegetables in baking dish. It looks about half. Now we going to put about half the rice over. And spread it evenly. Sprinkle the garam masala. And mint leaves. Again layer with rest of the vegetables. Making sure your are spreading evenly. Layer again with rice. Rice is evenly spread. Going to spread these almonds. Make it look very rich. And pour the butter. Biryani looks great. I am going to cover this and bake it for about half an hour. Oven is already preheated on 350 degrees Fahrenheit. And I am going to put this on middle shelf right in the center. This has been half an hour so I will check the biryani. And it looks great. And I can see bubbles around it. And It smells good. Biryani looks great I have put some mint leaves to garnish and sweet smell of saffron and mint. It is very delicious, like I said it’s very exotic dish. Vegetable biryani looks great. And I am very sure your family and friends will enjoy it. It taste best with mint and yogurt raita. And I will see you again with a new recipe. Thank you.