Friday, June 13, 2014

DAL BIRIYANI (PARUPPU RICE)


Ingredients:
Basmati rice or biriyani rice-1 cup
Moong dal-1/3 cup
Onion-1 big(thinly sliced)
Tomato (optional)-1/2 (cut into small cubes)
Green chillies-2-3 slightly slit
Garlic-8 pods (peeled and thinly sliced)
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Mint leaves- 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves-1/2 cup
Cloves-3
Cinnamon-1 inch
Cardamom-2
Oil-3-4 tbsp
Salt-to taste
Water-2 1/4 cup (for dal and rice included)

Method:
1.Soak the rice in water for sometime.
2.Dry roast the dal in a tawa till you get a nice aroma and slightly golden brown.
3.Now wash and drain the dal.
4.In a pressure cooker,add oil and add cloves,cardamom and cinnamon and let it splutter.
5.Now add onion and saute well.
6.When onion turns golden brown,add tomato and mix well.
7.Add green chillies,garlic slices,turmeric powder to it.
8.Add the mint leaves and coriander leaves and saute.
9.Add water and let it boil.
10.Now add the roasted and washed dal and rice together.
11.Add salt.
12.Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
13.Serve hot with spicy gravies or curries.

Note:
1.Add 1/2 to 1 cup extra water if you are cooking in an electric rice cooker.




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