Five-Jeweled Vegetable Rice Topped with Puff Pastry

Panjaratan Dum Biryani

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660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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Decked with five (panj) vegetables that provide jewel-precious (ratan) flavor, this biryani, has a definite nutty-hot under-tone to its curry layer, thanks to the presence of southern India’s signature blend, Sambhar masala. Tomato sauce contains a high amount of lycopene, an antioxidant thought to lower the risk of cancer, so here is an excuse for you to pile on multiple helpings of this biryani (not that you’ll need an excuse).