Saturday, September 19, 2009

I Can't Pronounce This So You'll Just Have to Look

Ever since seeing Angharad's recipe for Vegetable Biryani (how do you SAY that??) a while ago, I've been dying to make my own version.

I basically used her lovely recipe as a guideline, but added a few twists. Some out of necessity--like I didn't read that you had to bake it until I was already in the process and too starve-face to wait the allotted baking time. I also added mucho veggies in my dish, in order to clean out the fridge so I didn't have to haul my mini farm over to the new casa!

I also used a couple of spoonfuls of this

instead of the fresh ginger called for in the original.

Here's my own version and how it all went down
  • one huge a purple onion
  • garlic powder
  • s&p
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. RED curry powder
  • 1/3 c. plain or Greek yogurt ( I used Fage 0%)
  • 1/2 c. water + more as needed
  • Ginger Snap spicy ginger preserves
  • asparagus
  • shredded carrots
  • red bell pepper
  • zucchini
  • frozen peas
  • cooked couscous
  • fresh diced tomatoes and extra yogurt to top

First, gorg onion lovah all diced up ( I know it's a lot--I just need them!)
Saute onion in cooking spray until golden brown and then add garlic powder, salt and pepper and ginger preserves.

When that is all mixed together and smelling divine, add curries and yogurt, along with 1/4-1/2 c. water. Stir until smooth and then add all veggies except frozen peas. Cover and let veggies simmer to desired level of doneness and then add frozen peas. Cook til thawed through. Add more water throughout if mix becomes too thick and you need more sauce.
Serve veggie mix over cooked couscous and add a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of tomatoes for garnish. Holy amazing YUM! This was the best thing I've made in a long time!

All mixed together: I added some turkey sausage to the hub's and he was perfectly happy with it. I can see many equally yummy versions of this in the future--I think I want to try it with cauliflower and potatoes to make some sort of aloo gobi thing. Maybe sweet potatoes? MMMM!

With all my veggies, this recipe made a TON, so we still have Delicious leftovers. I figure it's a lot easier to transport one little Tupperware then a ginorm bag of produce! My house still smells like curry, but what the heck do I care? I'm moving :)


  1. I don't know if it's right but in my head I pronounce it 'beer-ani'. Sounds good to me ;)

    That curry sounds awesome! It's so colorful! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  2. Oh WOW!! I have no idea how to pronounce that word, but the meal looks fantabulous!!! Definitely something I'll have to save to my "recipes" folder. Thanks so much for posting it!

  3. Hey!! I missed this when you posted it! Awesome - love all the extra veggies thrown in. You know how to rock it :)
    Oh and I believe it's pronounced "beer-ee-ar-nee" but with not so much emphasis on the "beer" part so maybe more like "be-ee-ar-nee" hahaha. I sound silly.