Vegetable Vegan Biriyani with Carrot Salad

 

A meat and dairy-free, Indian-inspired basmati rice dish with cauliflower, French beans, peas, potatoes, homemade curry paste and carrot salad

What you will need

400g basmati rice

pinch saffron threads (optional) Saffron sah-fron The stigma of a type of crocus, saffron threads have a pungent and distinctive aroma and flavour…

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 cauliflower, cut into florets Cauliflower coll-ee-fl-ow-ah A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

2 potatoes, cut into chunks Potato po-tate-oh The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

100g red lentil

100g French bean, trimmed and cut in half

handful curry leaves

2 handfuls frozen peas

small bunch coriander

50g roasted cashew nuts, roughly chopped Cashew ka-shoo The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

poppadoms and naan bread, to serve

1 large onion, roughly chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

large piece ginger, roughly chopped Ginger jin-jer Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

5 garlic cloves

2 tsp curry powder

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 small green chilli

4 carrots Carrot ka-rot The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

pinch of golden caster sugar

squeeze lemon juice

handful cashew nuts, roughly chopped Cashew ka-shoo The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped

thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded into matchsticks Ginger jin-jer Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

1 tsp cumin seed, toasted

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