Rava Biryani

Ingredients: 2 level cup Rava or Sooji (Cream of Wheat) , 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, potatoes, cauliflower etc.) , ╜ tsp. turmeric , 10 to 12 mint leaves , 3 medium tomatoes chopped , 4 cups water , 3 tbsps. Oil
For the paste :2 medium onions , 3 medium green chilies , 1 inch piece ginger , 1 inch cinnamon stick , 1 tsp. saunf (fennel seeds) , 3 cloves (optional) , 4 cloves garlic

Grind all the ingredients for the paste and keep aside. Roast the Rava for about 10 mins. In a karahi heat the oil and fry the paste for about 5 mins. Then add the tomatoes, vegetables and turmeric and fry for 10 mins. Now add water, salt and the mint leaves and let it boil. Once the vegetables are done, add the rava and let it cook till the rava swells up.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with raitha.Recipe from Rajam Krishnan

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