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Vegetable biryani

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Tonight I made vegetable biryani. I made a vegetable curry, with sweet potato, carrots, beetroot, green pepper, an apple, chilli’s, onion, garlic, ginger and red lentils. A little passatta and I added the following spices, turmeric, lots of black pepper, salt, paprika, cardamom pods, Garam masala, coriander and cumin.

For the rice I added some grated creamed coconut just before it was cooked and added a few peas. I Combined it all together in a big dish. Garnished with pepper slices, onion and tomato and put the whole thing in the oven.

I made the curry earlier so it’s a good meal to get ready in advance and then do the rice nearer the time. You could also add a little coconut milk towards the end of cooking for a creamier curry.

We love curry and have a few different ones we make and have it a couple of times a week. Sometimes with home made onion bhajis.

Curry is great for using up odds and ends of vegetables that you’re not sure what to do with.

Ali 🌶🙂

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JerryGuest

This looks gorgeous to me Ali with great ingredients and a great way of using left overs.

I'm interested in your onion bhajis and whether you use gram flour. I love onion bhajis as they make a great snack. 😊

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Jerry

Hi Jerry yes, I do use gram flour. The way we make them is to slice a load of onions. Sprinkle on the gram flour and cumin, then add water and stir it in to cover the onions and then deep fry or we usually bake in the oven. I think they would also be nice with other vegetables like brocolli, sliced courgette or maybe peas but I’ve only made them with onions. I read that you need to remember not to swamp the onions with the batter. Have you made them before?

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JerryGuest in reply to Agoodenough

Hi Ali, I've made onion bhajis with gram flour and I make a thick batter adding water spices leave it in the fridge to thicken up and just dip the slices of onion in the batter and pop in a preheated oven in a baking tray.

I agree about about broccoli in batter especially tender stem ones... 😊

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Jerry

Sounds good Jerry. I am going to make some onion bhajis tonight to go with the left over curry from yesterday 🍛

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JerryGuest in reply to Agoodenough

Well funnily enough I mixed up some bhaji batter but have covered tender stem broccoli in the batter and thats going to bake with a potato and I'm only doing it because of you mentioning them with your curry... 👩‍🍳

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Jerry

Oh really, well I am very pleased to hear that. I think it will be delicious.

That looks really yummy Ali and you can't beat a good curry. What excellent ingredients.😀

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