firstly, rinse and soak 2 cups of basmati rice for 20 minutes.
in a large vessel take enough water.
also add 2 bay leaf, 2 inch cinnamon, 1 pod black cardamom, 2 pods cardamom, 1 javitri, 6 cloves and 1 star anise.
further add 2 tsp ghee, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp pepper and 2 tsp salt.
mix well and get to a rolling boil.
add in soaked rice and mix well.
boil the rice until it is almost cooked.
drain off the rice and keep aside.
how to layer for biryani in banana leaf:
firstly, in a banana leaf spread a ladleful of prepared biryani gravy.
add in almost cooked basmati rice.
then pour 2 tbsp saffron milk, 1 tbsp mint, 1 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp ghee and sprinkle biryani masala.
cover and seal using a toothpick.
now place the banana leaf into the steamer and steam for 30 minutes.
finally, enjoy veg biriyani recipe with raita and salan.