Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Plain Biriyani - My way

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cinamon, Cloves, Cardamom, Bay leaf - 2 each
Ghee and oil - 4 tsp each
Curd - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 1 slitted
Coriander , mint leaves - one handful
Chilli powder - 1 tsp (as per taste)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Biriyani powder (optional) - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste

Wash and soak basmati rice for half an hour.
Heat ghee and oil in pressure cooker.
Add Cinamon, Cloves, Cardamom, Bay leaf and fry for few seconds.
Add onion and fry till golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies and fry till raw smell goes off.
Add tomato and mix till it becomes mushy.
Add coriander leaves, mint and fry till it mixes well.
Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and biriyani powder and fry.
Add curd. Finally, add rice and saute for few minutes.
Add 1.5 cup of water for 1 cup of soaked basmati rice.
Chek for salt, adjust taste. Let it boil for few minutes.
When it is 60% done, add lemon juice and mix well.
Close the pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle and simmer it for 5 minutes.
When it is ready, you can optionally add food coluring powder to get nice colour.
Mix well and the delicious biriyani is ready!!!
For vegetable Biriyani, add vegetables and fry before adding curd.

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