Thursday, June 19, 2008

Yogurt Biryani

Yogurt biryani, the name itself got me thinking, such a unique recipe, perfect for both events "Frozen Yogurt"by Siri and "Mixed Rice" by EC.I found this recipe in Vikatan, tamil magazine.I adapted it according my taste, little more spicy by adding chilli powder and green chillies which was not in the original recipe.


Rice - 2 cup
Potato - 1/4 cup (chopped into medium size pieces)
Onion - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Vegetable mix - 1/2 cup (carrot,beans,peas)
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Green chillies - 3 (chopped fine) (optinal)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp (optinal)
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Pudhina/mint leaves - as needed
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashewnuts - 5-10
Bread pieces - 2
Salt - as needed

To roast and grind :
Clovs - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2tsp


Put all the vegetables except onion in yogurt .Clean the rice and drain it.Keep it aside for 15 minutes.Cut bread slices into small pieces and fry it in ghee.Keep them aside.

In a pressure cokker, heat ghee.Fry sliced onions and mint leaves.As soon as the onions are fried enough add ginger garlic paste.Saute it till raw smell goes.Now add the vegetables in yogurt.Add the yogurt also.Add turmeric powder,grounded masala and salt.In the mean time, in a pan heat ghee and fry the rice.Now add this rice into the pressure cooker after the vegetables are almost cooked.After adding rice, add 2 and 1/2 cups of water.Mix everything well and cook it for 1 whistle.Do not open the pressure cooker untill all the pressure is gone.Garnish this vegetable biryani with fried bread sices and cashew nuts.I served this biryani with carrot raita.


Siri said...

'Yogurt Biryani' is so diff from our usual biryani Mahi! ..and looks equally delicious!
Thanks for sending along to 'Yogurt' event!


Uma said...

adding yogurt in biryani must have tasted great! Looks delicious. Nice presentation too.

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow Maheshwari, nice recipe, Thanks for sharing,I am quite keen to try out soon.

Divya said...

Yogurt Biryani,the name itself is so catchy.I am sure yogurt will give a distinct taste to the biryani.Making it in pressure cooker is easy and quick too.Great entry Maheshwari!!

Happy cook said...

Wow it looks so delicius and reading the recipie it sounds nice.
Woudn't mind to have that plate for todays lucnh :-)

sra said...

Looks yummy! You're quite fond of Biriyanis, aren't you?

Asha said...

Beautiful Biryani Mahesh. I have listed so many dishes to try ,don't know when I can. Sigh...!! ;D

easycrafts said...

Yummy and quite a different one...thanks for participating

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

yoghurt makes everything better, dont you think!!? great entry maheswari! :-)

Cham said...

I tried once with marinating veg in yogurt, never added bread! Sounds delicious :)

notyet100 said...

this looks nice,..nd yummy,,yummy pics too

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... This is my fav. Looks great. YUM! YUM! Nice presentation. Love to have it any time of the day.

Archy said...

Adding yogurt might taste great.. shall try this briyani !! Nice entry !!

Mandira said...

The presentation looks great!

Sireesha said...

Adding Yougurt in Biryani must have tasted great!Its new for me shall try biryani by adding yougurt. Gr8 entry.

Mrs.SriLekha said...

itz yummy briyani mahe...