Thursday, April 17, 2008


One of my favorite food is biriyani. I love to eat any biriyani like hydrabed dhum biriyani, Kosta prawns biriyani, vegetable biriyani anything.
I ate this dish two years back but i don't know method .Finally yesterday I tried this pudina biriyani..... Wow Its yummy .... Great. It is a one-pot rice dish, just like a vegetable biriyani, only small changes is there.


2 Cups Rice
1 Bunch Pudina/ Mint
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic Past
5 Green chillies slit length wise
1 Carrot
1 Beetroot
1/2 Cup Green Peas
1 Tbsp ghee
2 Cardamoms
½ Spoon Red Chilly powder
1 Bay leaf
10 Cloves
1 Cinnamon stick
1 Tsp coriander powder
2 Tbls Oil
3 Cups water
Salt to taste
  • Make Masala powder in grinder with Bay leaf, 6 cloves, Cinnamon stick.
  • Chop the carrot and beetroot.
  • Wash the rice thoroughly and drain in a sieve and set aside.
  • Separate pudina leaves from the stem and wash properly then cook 2 mints in microwave. and make it smooth paste along with 1 tsp of water.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil along with ghee and fry Cardamoms and remaing cloves until aromatic (this cordamoms and cloves gives good flavors to biriyani).Then add peas,chopped chilly, carrot and beetroot stir for 2 mints, at this stage add chilly powder, daniya powder, masala powder and ginger& garlic past. Let them cook for 5 mints.
  • Later on add pudina past to vegetables and stir well until raw smell will go from pudina.
  • Add rice and salt to this and fry 2 more mints. Finally mix the water and let it cook covered with lid. After first Wiesel reduce heat to low and let it cook 10 mints.


I prefer to cook biriyani in pressure cooker, if you feel comfort make in oven for better taste. Better not to use tomato in this.

There is no pudina, no taste. There is no beetroot, no colour. There is no cloves no flavor.


Medhaa said...

this looks great i will try it and let you know.

thank you for stopping by.

Medhaa said...

Hi I tried this and it was great, I have it on my blog. Thank you for sharing this recipe

Siri said...

mint biryahi looks yumm!


Andhra Flavors said...

ThankU siri and medhaa.