Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Legumes Biryani/Biryani with Legumes

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         Its boring for me to eat Vegetable n NV biryani... i want to eat something special n wholesome...so i tried with legumes,i used brown beans,garbanzo beans,dried peas,black eyes peas (each 1 fist full)and very little lima beans.You can use the same or any legume of ur choice .This is really different n tastee too, hope u will also like my creation...lets c the recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Mixed Legumes   1 and 1/4 cup
  2. Basmati Rice   2 and 1/4 cups
  3. Shahi Jeera   1/4 tsp
  4. Onion    2 medium(sliced)
  5. Tomato    2 medium (diced)
  6. Green chillies    5-6 no.(slitted)
  7. Coriander leaves   3/4 bunch(washed n finely chopped)
  8. chilli powder     1 tsp
  9. Garam masala    1 tsp
  10. Thick Yoghurt/curd    2 tbsp
  11. Salt    as needed
To temper
  1. Oil     2 tbsp
  2. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Bay leaf   2 no.s
  4. Cardamom    3 no.s
To grind
  1. Cashew nut    5 no.s
  2. Clove    5 no.s
  3. Cinnamon    2" stick 2 no.s
  4. Ginger    2" large piece
  5. Garlic    8 large flakes
Method
  • Soak the legumes together overnight and cook the legumes (do not pressure cook n do not cook too soft n mushy) and keep aside.
  • Wash n soak basmati rice in water for 15-20 minutes,then drain .
  • Heat tsp of oil/ghee in a pan,add 1/4 tsp shahi jeera/black cumin seeds ,when splutter add drained rice and roast  till all the moisture from the rice get dried and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a non stick vessel/cooker,add the tempering ingredients and fry for few seconds.
  • Then add the grounded masala paste and fry till raw smell leaves.
  • After that add,green chillies and fry for a minute,then add onions and 1/2 of the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Sprinkle little salt and saute till onion turn light brown.
  • Now add diced tomatoes and saute till it get soft n mushy.
  • and add cooked legumes ,turmeric powder,chilli powder,garam masala and yoghurt and saute till the masala get blended with the legumes and oil starts leaving the side of the vessel.
  • After that add,enough water(to cook rice) and salt ,remaining chopped coriander leaves,stir well and allow to boil.
  • When the legumes masala gravy starts boiling,add the fried rice and close it with a lid.
  • Cook till rice get cooked ..Thats all yummy n spicy legumes biryani is ready.
  • Serve Hot with Raitha.

Lastly u can add some fried cashew nuts to biryani and serve.

4 comments:

  1. பிரியாணின்னா எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்,பார்க்கவே அருமையாக இருக்குப்பா...

    இனிய தமிழ்புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

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  2. Wow, superb idea...had chana biriyani...but this is new to me, must be great tasting one for sure:)

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  3. WOW this is such a healthy biryani..you have got some very lovely dishes here. Glad to have found you.

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