Monday, April 23, 2007

Vegetable Biriyani

To cook the same sambar,kootu,poriyal,Rasam daily!!!!!!!!! Oh! boring!
Vegetable Biriyani is an ideal lunch for sunday!!


Basmati rice-2 cups
Green chillies-7 to 8 Slitted
Beans-1 cup
Potato- 2
Peas-1 cup
Carrot-1 cup
Pudina leaves-1 cup
Ginger- garlic paste
Chilli powder-1 table spoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Salt according to the taste(app 2 to 3 table spoons)
oil-approximately 5 table spoons(pour to your need)
water -4 cups(2 cups for 1 cup rice)

Cooking Method

Wash Basmati rice and soak it for 15 minutes. cut the onions length wise.cut the vegtables. put the Pan and pour oil in it. after the oil is heated put cinnamon,cloves. let it fry for 1 minute then put pudina leaves. then add onion and green chillies and saute it. add ginger-garlic paste.let it fry for 2 minutes. then add tomatoes and saute it. Now add vegetables and let it saute it for some time. Add turmeric powder and Chilli powder. Add salt and 1 cup water for the vegetables to cook.let it boil for 10 minutes. Then add the rice and pour 4 cups of water.
Do not close the lid immediately.
let the water evaporate till the rice can be seen.then put the stove in medium flame and close the lid. After 15 minutes switch off the stove.serve it with onion or cucumber raitha!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Garam masala for gravies only

Do not put garam masala powder for pulavs, biriyanis. it should be put only for gravies!

Softer rava idlis!

Add some milk to rava idli batter to make idlis soft! it really works! try it out!