Friday, March 30, 2012

Easy Tasty Vegetable Biriyani

One of my favorite one pot meals is the biriyani, there are many versions however this is one of my favorite versions. It takes very little time and very easy to prepare. Hope you will enjoy preparing it too

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup diced bellpepper
  • 1 cup diced paneer
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1 tbsp garlic ginger paste
  • 3 sliced green chillies
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp shahi biryani masala
  • salt to taste
Soak rice with 2 cups water for 1/2 hr. Add a tbsp of oil , 1/2 tsp salt to the soaked rice, pressure cook the rice with three whistles and 3 minutes in sim and switch it off.

Once it cools open pressure cooker and add 1 tsp ghee and keep aside.

In a deep bottom pan heat 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee, add cummin seeds, onions and fry till onions turn translucent, add garlic ginger paste and tomato puree and fry till oil begins to saturate, now add all the veggies and mix nicely and add little water let it cook till it becomes tender.

Now add salt, green chillies, mint leaves, cilantro, red chilli powder,turmeric, shahi biriyani masala and mix nicely.Once oil begins to saturate add the cooked rice and mix gently with the veggies.

Fry the paneer with 1 tsp oil till golden brown and add to the rice. Serve hot with your choice of raitha.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Delightful Rava Laddu

Happy Ugadi to all my blog friends.Today is the telugu new year day and I have been so busy with some personal work for the last couple of months and have not been able to blog. However I felt I should share a recipe that is easy and quick to make.

The rava laddu have a unique grainy flavor and a great companion filling you with a quick burst of energy.So here is the recipe

  • 1 cup rava (sooji/semolina)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp ghee

In a deep bottom pan heat 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) and fry the rava till light golden brown. Keep aside

In the same pan heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the coconut. Stir continuously till light golden brown and mix with the rava.

Heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the cashewnuts till light golden brown then add the kishmish and fry kishmish till they become fluffy. Add to the rava mixture.

Take half cup sugar and grind it to powder and mix the granulated and powder sugar to the rava.

In a bowl mix half cup milk with half cup water and boil.Keep aside till it becomes warm.

Now in a big plate mix all the above ingredients nicely expect the warm milk.

Take a small palm size portion add milk little by little till it binds firmly into a nice laddu. Repeat the same for all the portions and enjoy your laddus.


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