The blend of rice, spices and vegetables make for a memorable feast.


  • Combine the rice with 800 ml water and salt and microwave on high power for 5 minutes. Drain the rice.
  • Combine vegetables (including green peas) with 2 tbsp oil, spread out evenly on a glass plate and microwave on high power for 6 minutes, pausing and stirring after 3 minutes.
  • In a deep glass bowl, pour 1 tbsp oil and microwave on medium power for 30 seconds.
  • Mix in mustard seeds, green chillies, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves and black pepper powder and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Mix in the onions, red chilli powder and tomatoes and microwave on high power for 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the curd and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Add the vegetables, paneer and salt and microwave for 1 minute in microwave Oven.
  • In a casserole, spread out half the cooked rice and spread out prepared gravy on it.
  • Spread over with the remaining rice, sprinkle over with melted butter, saff ron milk and dry fruits and microwave covered for 5 minutes or till rice is done.
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.


400 gms Basmati rice, washed, soaked for 15 minutes and drained
250 gms mixed vegetables (cauliflower, potato, carrot, french beans), finely diced
150 gms green peas
150 gms paneer cubes
3 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
2 nos. green chillies, finely chopped
2” stick cinnamon
2 tsp cumin seeds
4 nos. cloves
½ tsp black pepper powder
3 nos. onion, finely sliced
1 tsp red chilli powder
4 nos. tomatoes, finely chopped
½ cup curd, beaten To taste salt
3 tbsp butter, melted
½ tsp saff ron, dissolved in 4 tbsp milk
3 tbsp dry fruits (cashewnuts, raisin)
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Mode: Microwave
  • Preparation time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4