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Did this yesturday.. it was LOVELY




400 gms. basmati rice

1 cauliflower, cut into flowerettes

4 carrots, cut into 2.5 cm. long pieces

100 gms. french beans, cut into diamond shaped pieces

3 potatoes, cut into four pieces each

6 green cardamoms

2 tsp cinnamon

4 cloves

8 peppercorns

1 tsp. cumin

3 bay leaves

Few strands saffron


Masala for the vegetables:

2 large. onions, sliced

1 pot of fat free yogurt

4 tsp. chilli powder

1 inch grated fresh. ginger

3 garlic cloves (crushed

2 tsp. mint

1 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder

1 1/2 tsp. coriander-cummin powder

Salt to taste

olive oil


For the garnish:

1 can tomatoes

1 chilli chopped

2 onions,



To prepare the vegetables:


1. Wash the vegetables and dry them well.

2. Mix all the ingredients for the masala, marinate the vegetables in it for one hour.

3. fry the onions till well browned.

4. When cool, grind to a paste.

5. Wash and cook the rice in double the quantity of water. When done, remove the rice and spread it in a plate.

6. Keep aside to cool.



To prepare the rice:

7. Lightly roast the saffron, powder and sprinkle over the rice.

8. fry the whole spices in a little olive oil

9. Add the vegetables and saute for five minutes. 10. Add a little water and cook the vegetables till done and almost dry.

11. In a baking dish arrange alternate layers of rice and the prepared vegetables.

12. Top with garnish and bake in a moderately hot oven for 20 minutes.

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