Vegetable biryani

This is an easy version of the popular Indian biryani dish. It's a great meal by itself or with a curry.

Yummy biryani dish
SERVES 5
TIME TO MAKE 1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 5
TIME TO MAKE 1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C
  2. In a large oven proof casserole dish heat the oil and add onion and carrot, cook until softened
  3. Add ginger, garlic, biryani/korma paste, tomatoes and eggplant.  Cook slowly until eggplant is soft and tomatoes have reduced to a paste
  4. Add basmati rice, water and yoghurt.  Bring to a boil then turn off heat, cover with a lid and place in the oven
  5. Cook for approximately 45 minutes or until the rice is cooked and beginning to get crisp around the edges
  6. Mix peas through and cook for a further 10  minutes or until the peas are hot through
  7. Remove from oven and serve
  • 1 tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • onions, chopped
  • carrots, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    ginger, crushed
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp
    biryani/korma paste
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 
    eggplant, diced
  • 1 cups
    Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup
    canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups
    water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp
    unsweetened yoghurt
  • 1 1/2 cups
    frozen peas
Per serve
  • Energy
    1354kJ
  • Total Fat
    4.7g
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    57.2g
  • Sugars
    5.8g
  • Dietary Fibre
    6.1g
  • Sodium
    156mg

Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C
  2. In a large oven proof casserole dish heat the oil and add onion and carrot, cook until softened
  3. Add ginger, garlic, biryani/korma paste, tomatoes and eggplant.  Cook slowly until eggplant is soft and tomatoes have reduced to a paste
  4. Add basmati rice, water and yoghurt.  Bring to a boil then turn off heat, cover with a lid and place in the oven
  5. Cook for approximately 45 minutes or until the rice is cooked and beginning to get crisp around the edges
  6. Mix peas through and cook for a further 10  minutes or until the peas are hot through
  7. Remove from oven and serve