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Spinach Kofta Biryani - Vegetarian

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Spinach Kofta Biryani is a highly seasoned dish which is layered with fragrant long-grained rice. They are prepared with tomato gravy, sautéed vegetables, and spinach koftas

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What is Spinach Kofta Biryani?

Spinach Kofta Biryani is a highly seasoned dish which is layered with fragrant long-grained rice. They are prepared with tomato gravy, sautéed vegetables, and spinach koftas. Spinach Kofta Biryani is a perfect delicious one pot meal, and you can serve this heavenly recipe with any salad and raita of your choice.

This recipe is a follow-up to Spinach Kofta. See Spinach Kofta recipe here:

Let’s learn to make Spinach Kofta Biryani in easy to understand quick steps.

Method for the gravy:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds. When cumin seeds start to splutter, add chopped onions, and saute till they become brown.
  • Now add tomato puree, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and chili powder, salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • After that add garam masala powder and cream. Cook for 2 more minutes. Gravy is ready. Keep aside.
  • Method for vegetable layer:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced potato along with turmeric powder, and salt. Let them cook for 4 minutes.
  • Now add the bell pepper, and sliced onions. Let them sauté for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  • Method for Biryani:

  • Pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F).
  • Take an oven safe bowl, and grease it with oil.
  • Take 1/4th of rice and spread to form layer 1.
  • Now add half of the sautéed vegetables to form layer 2.
  • Take other 1/4thof rice and spread to form layer 3.
  • Add all of the gravy to form layer 4. Slice koftas in half and arrange on top of the layer 4.
  • Spread remaining rice to form layer 5.
  • Spread remaining sautéed vegetables to form layer 6.
  • Cover the bowl with foil or lid. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and serve hot with any raita or plain yogurt. Enjoy!

  • Spinach Kofta Biryani - Vegetarian [Recipe]

    Spinach Kofta Biryani is a highly seasoned dish which is layered with fragrant long-grained rice and cooked with tomato gravy, vegetables, and spinach koftas.
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    (Rating: 4.7 from 26 reviews)

    Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
    1 hours 20 mins
    Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
    Main Indian 4
    Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
    368 calories 1 Serving

    INGREDIENTS

    For the gravy layer //
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup, tomato puree
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • 3/4 tsp garam masala powder
    • 1/4 cup cream
    • 2 bay leaf
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • salt to taste
    For Rice Layer //
    • 2 cups basmati rice, boiled till almost cooked
    For vegetable layer //
    • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
    • 1 potato, layered
    • a pinch of salt
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 tbsp oil

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    Making Vegetable Layer //
    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced potato along with turmeric powder, and salt. Let them cook for 4 minutes.
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    2. Now add the bell pepper, and sliced onions. Let them sauté for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and keep aside.
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    Making Biryani //
    1. Pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F).
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    2. Take an oven safe bowl, and grease it with oil.
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    3. Take 1/4th of rice and spread to form layer 1.
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    4. Now add half of the sautéed vegetables to form layer 2.
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    5. Take other 1/4thof rice and spread to form layer 3.
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    6. Add all of the gravy to form layer 4. Slice koftas in half and arrange on top of the layer 4.
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    7. Spread remaining rice to form layer 5.
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    8. Spread remaining sautéed vegetables to form layer 6.
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    9. Cover the bowl with foil or lid. Bake for 20 minutes.
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    10. Remove from the oven, and serve hot with any raita or plain yogurt. Enjoy!
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