Nauratan Biryani

This called Nauratan Biryani because there are nine vegetables and all full of nutrition. Even though in this Biryani there are leafy veggies, it taste awesome. My hubby and daughter do not like to eat leafy veggies, so I did not tell them any thing till they finished their lunch. When I, revealed that this has more of leafy veggies they were surprised and said that this taste really awesome. We had this for our dinner too and really enjoyed it.

1/2 Kg  Basmati Rice 

4 Cloves
4 Peppercorns
2 Sticks Cinnamon
2 Badi Elachie
1 Cup Spinach - finely chopped
1 Cup Methi - finely chopped
1/2 Cup Lal Math / Red Chawli leves - chopped
1/2 Cup Soya / Dill Leaves - finely chopped
1/2 Cup Barik Methi - finely chopped
1 Cup Peas
2 Carrots - cubed
12 French beans - cut in big bits
4 Large Tomatoes - sliced
2 Large Onion - Finely sliced
2 Teaspoons heaped Ginger - Garlic paste
3 Teaspoons Chilly powder
1.1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon heaped Roasted Cumin powder
2 Teaspoon heaped Coriander powder
1 Teaspoon Kewra water
1/2 Cup Milk
A pinch yellow color
1/2 Cup Oil


Soak rice for 30 minutes, then boil rice with salt, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon and badi elachie till 80% done and keep aside.

Mix the yellow color and kewra water in the milk, keep aside
In a vessel heat oil add the barik methi and fry for 2 minutes.  Then add the onions, fry till light brown.  Add the sliced tomatoes and when soft then add ginger-garlic paste and all powder masalas,  salt and little water and let it cook till oil leaves then add all the veggies and fry well.  Cover and cook till they are done. Switch off the flame.

Grease another thick bottom vessel add 1/2  the quantity of rice, then add the veggies,  then  the remaining rice, Sprinkle the milk, about 2 tablespoons of oil or ghee , seal this with an aluminium foil or a tight lid.  Place this on a heated girdle or tawa first 5 minutes on high flame, then reduce the flame to low and keep it for 15 minutes. The Biryani is ready, serve this Boondhi Raita.

This is my entry for the BM #48, theme Biryani.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#48.

Biryani, Blogging Marathon, Rice
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Flavourful briyani, wish i live near you,inviting food..

  2. Love the addition of different greens

  3. The nice veggies must make this biryani so flavorful!

  4. Very delicious looking biryani .Wish to taste it now..

  5. Looks wonderful, but what is bareek methi...also you have used methi..which has been finely chopped. .plz do clarify.

  6. love all the veggies in this version - must have tasted awesome

  7. Wow the biryani looks so nicely done..and with nine different things included, must have been great!

  8. Looks very delicious and a complete meal with all the greens and veggies!

  9. Biriyani sounds interesting and inviting...Kudos to your efforts

  10. Wow ,addition of greens in a biryani,interesting

  11. This one tops the earlier biriyani recipe! So lovely :)

  12. Wow, that biryani is packed with veggies -- so healthy and delicious.

  13. Interesting and flavorful biryani. And what is bareeq methi, finely chopped methi leaves?