Mixed Vegetable Biryani

One of my favourite Indian foods has to be biryani, I love this recipe as it is super simple and makes a rather tasty biryani! Once you have tried it once you can easily swap ingredients around to make different biryani dishes too!

Syn free, serves 4

Takes 35 minutes plus preparation.


low calorie cooking spray

1 onion finely chopped
1tsp finely grated ginger
2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
1/2tsp turmeric
1tsp mild chilli powder
1tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp crushed cardamom seeds
1tsp ground cinnamon
2 cloves
1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
110g fine green beans trimmed and chopped
1 potato peeled and finely chopped
4tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
110g basmati rice

Spray a pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
Add the onion and stir fry for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned and softened.
Add the ginger, turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander, cardamom seeds, cinnamon and cloves and stir fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
Add the vegetables and yoghurt and cook gently for another 2-3 minutes.
Add the rice and stir fry for 2-3 minutes seasoning if you wish.
Pour on 200ml boiling water and bring to the boil, cover tightly and reduce heat to very low and cook undisturbed for 12-15 minutes then remove from heat and stand for 10 minutes, still leaving undisturbed.
To serve uncover and fluff the rice up with a fork then enjoy!

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