Whenever our taste buds crave to eat something spicy, I prepare this Biryani. It tastes exactly like a restaurant style Biryani. I have prepared a vegetarian version too with the same ingredients and tastes awesome. I have also prepared this Biryani for a big party and got many compliments. So now its your turn to try and enjoy. And don't forget to leave your comments / suggestions below :)
Category - Lunch / Dinner
Basmati Rice or Long grain rice - 2Cups Boiled Eggs - 4 to 6 OR Mixed Veggies - 1Cup (Cut to desired shapes) Whole garam masalas - Cinnamon stick 1 inch, Green Cardamon 2, Bay leaf 2, Cloves 8, Soumph 3/4tsp Ginger garlic paste - 1tbsp Fresh mint leaves - 10 (finely chopped) Fresh coriander leaves - handfull (finely chopped) Green chillies - 4 to 6 (slit lengthwise) Onion - 1 medium (finely sliced) Tomato - 2 big (finely chopped) Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp or to taste Coriander powder or dhaniya powder - 2 1/2tsp Garam masala powder - 3/4 to 1tsp Coconut Milk* - 1Cup Water - 2 1/4 Cup Oil - 10tsp (You can replace 2tsp of oil with 2tsp of ghee) Salt to taste
Rinse the rice nicely in cold water for 6 to 7 times. Soak the rice with plenty of water in a huge pot. Let it sit for 1/2 hour to 1 hour. Drain the water just before its ready to be added in. Slit lightly but do not break the eggs, such a way the masalas should penetrate to the yolk. Keep aside. In a wok heat the oil on a medium flame, add the whole garam masalas, allow it to splutter. This might take 2 minutes or so. Next add in the onions, saute them till light deep golden brown. To this add the ginger garlic paste, mint and coriander, saute for a minute. Next add in the tomatoes cook till mushy. Add the dry powders saute till oil separates. Later add in the boiled eggs/ veggies and saute for 2 minutes. Separate the eggs from this mixture and keep aside. You dont have to separate the veggies just leave it in the same pan after cooked. In a pressure cooker add in the coconut milk along with water and put some salt too, bring this to a boil. Slowly add the basmati rice and the set aside cooked masala. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. At this point add the set aside eggs and close the lid, cook for 1 whistle or till the rice is completely cooked. Vola your Egg / Veggie Biryani is ready. Enjoy!!!!!!! Serve with Aloo Raita, Cashew raita or any veggie raita. *How I Make my coconut milk - Simply add 1tsp of fresh coconut and 1cup plain milk to a blender. Blend the mixture for 2 minutes. Your coconut milk is ready.