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Nimi's Culinary Ventures: TamilNadu biriyani..a recipe that never fails!

Feb 7, 2012

TamilNadu biriyani..a recipe that never fails!

I have been quite busy now a days that I actually couldn't keep my posts updated.With the cookery classes started in Munnar by me..I rarely get time to sit down on my computer..I have been thinking to post this recipe for a long time.This one was shared by Sheeba ,our family friend.A special thanks goes on to my sis in law for helping me out with the recipe..cz i keep forgetting to write down the recipe.:DIf you have all the ingridients in hand you can cook this in half an hour.

TamilNadu Biriyani

For the 1st part
1/2 kg Chicken
4 tbsp curd
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
Cook  the chicken with all the above ingredients  till its half cooked and separate the stock water.

For the paste
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
pudina /mint leaves a handful
cilantro a handful
7 shallots

Grind all the above ingredients to make a fine paste.

For the 2nd part
2 cups of rice(washed)
2tbsp ghee
2 tbsp oil
4 green chillies slit
the ground paste
2 large onions sliced
2 tomatoes sliced
3 tsp of garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
4 cups of stock water

Heat ghee and oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and saute the large onions and green chillies together.Now add in the ground paste and tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are cooked.Pop in the turmeric powder,garam masala and stir well.Add in the rice and chicken stirring well.Pour in the stock water and when it comes to boiling point add salt to taste.Keeping on medium flame  cover the vessel and cook till the water evaporates.Garnish with fresh cilantro.

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Blogger Sravs said...

That's very inviting biryani !! loved the presentation !!

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February 7, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Blogger Aarthi said...

This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..


February 7, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Blogger Square Meals said...

Looks lovely! Superb presentation :-)

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February 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Blogger maha said...

very new dish..yum and delicious one..do drop in my space when u fine sometime...........

February 24, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Blogger Daksha said...

Wow! biryani looks super and sure yummmmy too. Snaps are also really nice.

March 16, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Blogger Daksha said...

Wow! biryani looks super and sure yummmmy too. Snaps are also really nice.

March 16, 2012 at 8:48 AM


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