Biriyani Rice(Seeraka chamba)-2 cups
Mini Soya chunks - 1/2cup
Hand full of Mint leaves
Few curry leaves, Cilantro
Biriyani masala-2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder-11/2 teaspoons
Cinnamon Stick-3" piece
Wash and chop the carrots & beans into small pieces. Cut the onion-green chilli into thin lengthwise strips. Cut the tomatoes into fine pieces.
Wash and soak the rice for at least 20 minutes.
Grind the ginger -garlic, whole garam masala with little water to a fine paste and keep it aside.
Soak the soya chunks in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Rinse them in cold water and squeeze out the excess water.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, and add cumin seeds followed by onion and g.chilli. Fry till the onion becomes transparent, then add in the mint leaves,curry leaves, spice paste and cook for few minutes. Add the tomato pieces,cook till it becomes mushy.
Add the veggies and soya chunks, turmeric powder,chilli & coriander powders, biriyani masala and enough salt. Cover it and cook on medium heat till the oil oozes out. Add the rice and 3 cups of water.
Mix everything together, add the cilantro leaves, check the salt and close the pressure cooker. Cook for one whistle and put off the flame.
Open the cooker after it cools down completely and puff the rice gently.
Aromatic and spicy biriyani is ready to serve. Enjoy it with side dish of your choice.
Super Bloom, 2017
2 weeks ago