Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ingredients:

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Coconut milk(Thick) - 1 cup
  • Mixed cut veggies (carrot,potato, beans, green peas) - 1 cup
  • Onion (cut lengthwise) - 2 medium sized
  • Green chillies - 2-3 nos.
  • Mint & coriander leaves - 2 tblsp each
  • Red chili powder,garam masalapowder - 1/2 tsp each
  • Turmeric powder - little for colour
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Elachi,cloves,bay leaf - 2 nos.
  • Cinnamon - small piece
  • Oil & ghee - 2 tblsp
  • Salt - as per taste



METHOD:

  • Soak basmati rice for 10 - 15 minutes, and fry it with 1/4 tsp ghee in a kadai and keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel or cooker, add 1 tblsp of ghee .
  • Add Elachi,cloves,bay leaf,cinnamon, followed by green chillies and onion.
  • Fry for some 2 minutes and then add the cut vegetables,followed by mint,coriander leaves and the powders(Red chilli,garam masala,turmeric).Add one tblsp of oil and mix well.
  • Add little salt to the vegetables and fry for another two minutes.
  • Add water,coconut milk ,salt to this and stir well.
  • I used coconut milk powder,you can also use readymade coconut milk avaialable at stores. If using powder,add the powder after you add 2 cups water to the veggies and add it before the water starts boiling,to avoid forming any lumps.
  • Add the basmati rice and when it starts boiling,simmer the stove and cook covered for 10-12 min.
  • Serve hot with any raitha!


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19 comments:

  1. nice looking biriyani.. I add tomatoes too. Adding coconut milk sure enhances the taste.

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  2. Yes prema, adding tomato will give you a tangy taste,thank you!

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  3. Briyani is all time favorite my dear......Looks delicious.

    Cherrs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Sendhil posted your link in his blog.I know cooking very well.I will try your suggestions in preparing this Biryani.Then I will give my feedback.

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  5. Thanx Ambati,for visiting my blog:)) And sure give it a try and lemmee know:)

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  6. Anonymous1/12/07 07:59

    Hi! I tried this and it was just awesome!!! We really loved it! thanx!!!!

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  7. hieeeeee....first of all a big big thank you!!!! your dish made my day..yesterday i tried your coconut milk briyani....omg!! it was awesome!! my dad loved it so much. that was a nice simple recipe for a budding cook like me..thank you so much we all loved it...

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  8. this looks simple , but i want to know about (1)cooking time and 2)if the cooker weight has to be put for 10-12 mins this will make the rice mushy??and about garnishing
    Thank you yours Raji

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  9. 1) Cooking time excluding soaking of rice and cutting veggies and in case u are using intant coconut milk - roughly around 15-18 minutes.
    2)I have mentioned 10-12 minutes in sim flame,without putting weight. If you put weight,reduce the water amount by 1/2 cup and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
    3) Garnishing can be done with fried cashews and chopped fresh coriander leaves.

    Hope this helps you,any more leave me a comment again :)

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  10. Thanks for trying Anon and Janu :)

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  11. Hi, I have tried many of your recipes.They came out well.
    Don't we use ginger garlic paste in this recipe?

    Thank You,
    Sireesha

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  12. Hi Sireesha, you can sure add if you want to, I make this way,still no complains :)

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  13. Hi Sireesha, you can sure add if you want to, I make this way,still no complains :)

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  14. Hi Sireesha, you can sure add if you want to, I make this way,still no complains :)

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  15. Hi Raji,

    I tried this today and I loved it. Thanks for the recipe

    Radhika

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  16. I tried this recipe today it came out very tasty my hubby and my son like it thank u.

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  17. Just made this with much hesitation as i always hv a doubt while cooking with coconut milk. But it came out so well. The rAtio of coco milk and water is ijust perfect. Thanx a ton. Keep rocking

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  18. Hi, I just tried this for today lunch. it came out well n tasty. Thank you.. Love all your recipe.. God bless u

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