this dish 'a taste of heaven' was well named its delicious although we are not vegitarians we found this to be a complete satisfying meal a few thoughts the kewra water listed as optional is worth the effort to source it adds a lot the riata suggested to accompany i would consider as obglitory it would have been dry without although i unresevedly give it five stars to suit my particular tastebuds next time i will increase the quantity of mushrooms perhaps as much as double but then im a real mushroom fiend also ill back way off the chilie powder even though im also a chilie fiend.....i just think this dish would be even better cooler my only cavet it is labor intensive but well worth it enjoy keith
the name of this dish is surely not a misnomer! i took plenty creative licence with the veggies in this - tossed in a lot of veggies that i had on hand like green beans, shredded cabbage, peas, lima beans, sweetcorn and potatoes, so it was truly a veg biryani. i think with this kind of dish, there can be no strict guide on the spices, you just have to adjust accordingly - i grew up with spicy food so prefer more heat in my dishes. i served this with split pea dal and raita and i grudgingly have left some for my husbands lunch tomorrow. thanks for posting.