Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Easy n Spicy Peas Biriyani


While in a mood to make just a mixed rice, with not much of chopping vegetables, this biriyani is my primary option.

Let the spices seep in the long aromatic grains and make even more a delicious meal ; this makes a perfect packed lunch too…

My children, who hate to pick up the cardamom, clove or cinnamon I use in regular Biriyanis, suggested me to use garam masala, instead. So this, absolutely is kid friendly :).




Serves -2 hungry adults :)

You need:

Cooked long grain Basmati rice- 4 cups (Let the grains be firm)
Fresh/frozen Green Peas- ¾-cup
Finely sliced big onion- 1 large
Ripe red tomatoes-2 (pulp/puree can also be used)

To grind to a paste:

Green chillies- 4-5 (according to your spice level)
Red chillies-5-6 (again, as your spice level)
Ginger- a one inch piece
Garlic- 4-5 cloves

Oil-1/3 cup
Garam masala-1/4 tsp
Cilantro-finely chopped-to garnish

Method:

  • Cool the cooked rice to room temperature. Cook green peas.
  • Pulse and puree the tomatoes.Remove and grind the masala, mentioned in the list with just enough water to make a smooth paste. Keep these aside separately.
  • Heat oil in a wide non stick kadai. Sauté the onions for a few seconds and add the masala.Lower the flame. Sauté till the raw smell is off. Mix in the garam masala followed by the tomato pulp.Stir well, bring to boil and add the cooked peas and salt.Keep the pan closed, as the curry might splutter.After a few minutes while the gravy thickens. Switch off the flame and allow to cool.
  • Slowly mix in the gravy to the cooked rice alternating both, until well blended.Check salt and the spice level while doing so.You might have some rice or gravy, left over, after mixing.
  • Transfer mixed rice back to the kadai, used to make the gravy. Heat the biriyani in slow fire with the lid. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve hot with onion or cucumber raitha.

32 comments:

  1. That really is an easy one and also looks very colorful and tempting.Kids will definitely love this

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  2. awesome,colurful biryani.nice click.Going to try soon.

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  3. Biriyani has come out perfect with rice seperated.Didnt know biriyani would come out so wel even with mixing, we usually pressure cook the masalas with rice. Have to try ur version sometime soon!

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  4. Perfect clicks and presentation....Peas biriyani looks tempting and colourful...

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  5. That has to be a very 2 hungry adult :-)
    Love the pea biriyani i am sure bookmarking this. Beautiful colour too. Wish i could make such lovelu seperated grains.

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  6. That pic is making me feel hungry :-))

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  7. excellent pics!!!!!
    love the colour ...yummy biriyani...

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  8. The biriyani is making me hungry now... perfect looking!

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  9. The biriyani looks yummy... perfectly cooked..

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  10. love the look off the biryani, love the idea of putting garam masal.

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  11. A drool worthy picture barathy! How u cook the rice without breaking....I get rarely :P

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  12. What a look.... Would obviously make anyone feel the hunger pangs....Lovely picture of the dish...well presented to instigate the pangs...

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  13. wowow, awesome click..Just now i had my lunch but i'll finish off tat bowl if u pass :)

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  14. Am making this for dinner tonight :)

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  15. Simple yet delicious.New comer here.
    Do visit http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  16. Looks very easy and tasty too..... Nce pics:)

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  17. சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது..பீஸ் புலாவ்...

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  18. Excellent pics & presentation..too tempting and I don't think it will be enough for 2 hungry adults ;);).....

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  19. Tats a lovely post... As adults too, we hate picking on cardamn or star anise or clove..
    New Here... U have a great blog!
    Do stop by sometime.

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  20. That rice grains are long and the color perfect. Ideal for Sunday lunch :D

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  21. Looks spicy and really delicious,lovely click too ..

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  22. Wow...that's an easy recipe....looks yummylicious...

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  23. THats a lovely color, you got there...love spicy meal...this is too good.

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  24. That looks very colorful...tempting for a kid as well as an adult.Another lunch box idea for me :-)Thanks for sharing !

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  25. Nice N Easy
    great picture too
    love the look of onion raita looks yummy

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  26. Hmm pass that plate to me.looks delicious

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  27. very simple recipe..nice click too

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  29. Hey, i tried it... real yummy... and soo simple to make...

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  30. Glad that you liked it Divya :)

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