This Vegetarian Biryani recipe is a healthy take on a traditional Indian dish that combines the rich flavors of traditional spices with vegetables and prepared by layering the spiced vegetables with quinoa. —WarriorInTheKitchen
What You'll Need
whole dry chili peppers
whole bay leaves
cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
zucchini, thinly sliced
small eggplant, thinly sliced
frozen mixed vegetables
green chilis, sliced
cloves garlic, finely chopped
red chili powder
Heat avocado oil in pan.
Add whole spices like bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, dry chili peppers, cloves and whole cumin seeds.
Once the spices start to sizzle, add the chopped veggies and garlic and ginger.
Add the remainder of the spices and water and mix well.
Cook for about 5 minutes, until veggies have softened and the flavors have incorporated.
In a separate pan, alternate with a bed of quinoa layered with the cooked veggies.