I have already posted another variety of vegetable biryani......that's a quick fix recipe, this is the biryani recipe that I have grown up eating..........this is my mom's style of biryani....yummy...yum..Coconut is used for this recipe............which makes the biryani rich in texture and taste............this is a little time taking procedure, but Worth's it.......
1st set: 1/4cup coconut(shredded), 6cloves, 2''Cinnamon stick, 4green cardamom and 2tsp.coriander powder.........grind all these ingredients into fine paste by adding little water.
2nd Set: 5green chillies(adjust as per spice levels), 2''ginger root(peeled and chopped), 12cloves of garlic(cleaned and chopped), 1/2onion (roughly chopped)........add 2tsp. of oil in a pan, once it is hot add all the set2 ingredients and fry them until they turn golden in color and let them cool and grind them to find paste.
2cups rice(wash and soak for 15min), 1/2onion(thinly sliced), 1/4cup of mint leaves, 1/2cup coriander leaves, 1cup mixed vegetables(carrots, peas potato and beans, cut into small pieces). In a pan add 4-5tbsp.oil once it is hot add onions and fry until they are soft, then add coriander leaves and mint leaves and the set2 ground paste and fry for 3min. and then add the set1 ground paste, salt and fry for about 15-20min. on medium heat until the masala turns light brown in color, then add the vegetables and washed, soaked rice with 3cups of water(this is the ratio for basmathi rice) and cook on medium high heat until it starts bubbling, then reduce the heat to medium and cover it with lid and cook until the rice is done........serve it hot or warm with onion ritha.