Friday, July 1, 2011

Pindi Biryani

I love this biryani and I have tried this from NITA MEHTA'S Book ..this recipe is def a keeper I have made a few changes according to my family's taste .....My Hubby and my kid simply adore's this biryani .....This is one the best Biryani I have personally tried so far.....SO try this and serve with love  :-)

Pindi Biryani


11/2 cup basmati rice

2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp haldi

Whole Spices

3 cloves

1 Brown cardamom

1 1/2 stick dalchini

For the Tomato paste

1/2 cup tomato puree

3 tbsp oil

2 red chillies broken

1 tsp kasoori methi

 3 cloves of garlic sliced

1' ginger (sliced)

Other Ingredients

 1 tbsp oil /butter

1 Bay lef

4 peppercorn

 1 tsp jeera

3/4 tsp salt

 1 onion (chopped)
1/2 cup boiled peas

1/2 cup milk 

  •  Boil basmati rice when 3/4 done drain and keep aside.
  •  In pan add butter then add haldi, salt and fry then add basmati rice and mix
  • Grind the spices to a fine powder and keep aside.
  • In pan add oil then add red chillies broken then fry well add sliced garlic and ginger then fry now add kasoori methi and fry well
  • now add powdered spices and mix well then fry on low flame for 3-4 mins
  • then add tomato puree and mix well. Cool and grind it to a smooth paste.

For Veg Layer

  • In pan add butter/ oil add jeera then fry well now add bay leaf, powdered peppercorn then fry well add onion fry well till onion turns brown then add tomato paste and fry well.
  • Add salt, garam masala then mix . Add peas and fry well now add milk and cook till sauce thickens
For layering
  • Sprinkle rice on deep pan then layer with peas curry  then add rice and repeat then cook on v low flame for 10 mins till flavours get mixed up well ...U'll just love this...Serve with Raita of your choice,...I just love to have this with my Chilled Spinach Raita.

Tastes Heavenly and Amazing:)