Saturday, February 2, 2013

Spicy green Peas Briyani

I love to make one pot meals..Usually I make peas pulao with  green peas which always needed an accompaniment.But this spicy green peas briyani goes well with the simple raita or Pappad.I got this recipe from a tamil magazine.With little bit of modification I made this one and it turned out too well.The aroma of the mint that is added for the dish is very much appealing in look as well as in taste.
I used seeraga samba rice as I feel Basmathi rice takes much time in digestion.
Hot Briyani,Pappad,Curd rice would make a complete packed lunch.
For the recipe please press READ MORE below..

Serves :2 to 3
Cooking time:20 minutes
1 Cup of Basmathi/Seeraga samba Rice
1.5 Cups of fresh thick coconut milk(For seeraga samba rice)
1 Big onion sliced lengthwise
1/4 Cup of fresh green Peas
salt to taste
To grind :
(No need of roasting)
2-3 Nos of Dry red chilli
1-2 nos of Green chilli
Handful of Mint leaves
1/2 Tsp of Garam masala Powder
3-5 pearls of garlic
1 Tbsp of grated ginger
2 Tbsp of grated coconut
To Temper:
1 Tbsp of oil/Ghee
2 nos of cloves
1/4" Cinnamon
1 no. of Bay leaf
2 nos of Cardamom
Grind all the ingredients mentioned in "To Grind" list.
Add little water grind it and make it thick and smooth.
Heat a pressure pan.Add oil/Ghee
After heated add items mentioned in To Temper list

Add onions to it and saute well.
Add the grinded paste to it and saute till raw smell goes off.Don't burn it.

Add fresh green peas.Saute it
Add rice(Soak the rice for 10 minutes and drain off the water)and mix well.
Then add fresh coconut milk,salt.Mix well

Pressure cook it for one whistle.
Garnish with coriander and fried cashews (Optional)

Serve it hot with pappad/Appalam.

Handy Tips:

  • U can replace 1.5 cups of coconut milk with 1 cup coconut milk+1/2 cup water
  • U can entirely replace coconut milk with water.
  • Basmathi rice can be used instead of seeraga samba rice
  • Don't add too much of water while grinding


1 comment:

  1. Amuds,

    Nice and fast dish for kids lunch