250 grams Veg Meat
2 cups basmati rice
4 tablespoons refined oil
4 onions, cut in thin slices
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons coriander powder
2 teaspoons red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
6 green chilis, cut in length
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
Salt to taste
3 bay leaves
4 green cardamoms
4 black cardamoms
3 sticks of cinnamon
10 black pepper
Step 1: Open the Veg Meat packet and take out the pieces.
Step 2: Put Veg Meat pieces in a bowl and sprinkle on 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt. Put aside for 30 minutes.
Step 3: Heat sufficient oil in a pan/kadai then fry Veg Meat for 1-2 minutes and set aside. (Frying is optional)
Step 4: Wash basmati rice in running cold water until the water is clear. Next, soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.
Step 5: Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Add whole spices and let them brown then add sliced onions and stir-fry until the onions turn light golden brown.
Step 6: Add ginger garlic paste and fry another 1 minute. Next, add chopped tomatoes and stir-fry until it becomes soft.
Step 7: Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, and salt then stir-fry on medium heat for 5 minutes or until the oil separates.
Step 8: Add Veg Meat into masala and cook 1-2 minutes on a low flame then add in soaked rice, chopped mint, green chilli and mix well.
Step 9: Pour 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil over a high flame. After boiling, cover the pressure cooker and wait for 2 whistles then lower the flame and cook for 2 minutes more.
Step 10: Veg Meat Biryani is ready to serve!