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Friday, March 23, 2012

BABY POTATO BIRYANI - STEP BY STEP

BABY POTATO BIRYANI 


Baby Potato Biryani - Rice cooked with baby potatoes and spices. A good biryani must have a wonderful aroma,but not too spicy and more specifically the rice must be cooked perfect,must be loose and chewy.

This dish needs more time and patience , but no doubt that it makes a great Sunday Feast :).

For this recipe you need

15 - 20 nos. of baby potatoes
1 cup of rice
2 big sized onions, sliced
1 big sized tomato, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. of garam masala powder
1 tsp. of chilli powder
Garlic and ginger, chopped
Handful of mint and corainder leaves
2 tbsp. flaked almonds
Oil / Ghee
salt

For the aromatic liquid

5 cardamom
1 tsp. of black peppercorns
2 - 3 bay leaves
1 tsp. of aniseed
8-10 cloves
Small cinnamon stick

Preparation

Put the spices into a pan with 2 cups of water . Bring the water to boil, turn off the heat, cover the pan and allow to infuse into a savory aromatic liquid.


Pressure cook the baby potatoes for 2 whistles, peel the skin. Heat oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry these baby potatoes, till it turns slightly brown. Place them in a kitchen towel, to drain off the excess oil.


In the same pan, add 2 tsp. of ghee and fry some sliced onions until golden brown and reserve for garnish.


Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped garlic and ginger, fry for a min. Add the remaining chopped onions and fry until soft. Allow it to cool and whizz the mixture in a blender.


Heat another tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add in the coriander and mint leaves, fry for a min, add the grinded mixture and fry for a couple of mins.


Now add the chopped tomatoes along with the spice powders , mix well and cook in low flame until the oil begins to seperate.


When the tomatoes get blended well, tip in the baby potatoes and mix it gently. Cook for few more mins. Remove from heat and reserve.


Now its time to cook our rice, In a pan, add the rice along with savory liquid, strain and add it. 


Reduce the heat ,cover and cook until the liquid gets evaporated.  Finally rice is ready. Mix the prepared baby potato masala with rice and enjoy.


Before serving garnish with fried onions and flaked almonds.


Baby potato biryani is ready to be served..................


Serve this delicious baby potato biryani  with any raita's of your choice and enjoy. We had it with onion-mint raita

Note:

I have added tomatoes, you can also replace with tomato puree.

You can adjust the spice powders according to your taste.

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33 comments:

Charu Srivastava said...

mouthwatering biryani!!

Priya dharshini said...

Wow..luvly template aruna...Biryani luks out class..

Hema said...

Awesome preparation, I like the way you have added the aromatic water to the rice, nice idea..

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Tempting and mouthwatering rice. Nice clicks.

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Rather than making Dum Aloo and rice, this is such a fantastic way of getting the same so quickly. :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

totally agree with u that for biryani rice should be cooked very carefully.
Wonderful looking potato biryani
Deepa

Princy Vinoth said...

lovely biryani and presentation!

Asiya Omar said...

Looks delicious.

Rasi said...

ohh the biryani looks perfect.. perfect biryani like this is highlight of the day!

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Jaleela Kamal said...

super biriyani aruna

Kalyani said...

looks delicious and yummy .....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple and flavorsome recipe...perfect for lunch box and brunch time....

ramya anand said...

Tempting biriyani!iam drooling here!

Srimathi said...

I have never thought of baby potatoes with biriyani.

Viya said...

Awesome biryani:) and great pics too

Vegetarian Surprises said...

A treat for vegetarians..this biryani looks yummy :)


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Wow!
Cant take my eyes off the pictures..
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Padhu said...

Looks yummy!

Fathima said...

Aha, this reminds me of a biriyani made by my mother to pack for lunch. Great photos, sure to be good. I remember it was a favourite with me and my sisters. I will ask my mom and post my version soon.

faseela said...

wow yummy biriyani in an innovative way....

Nagashree said...

Delicious, I love the pic of baby potatoes coated with masala.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

awesome preparation dear..tempting one...

radha said...

Superb. Nicely shown in steps

Sowmya said...

A very aromatic and lip-smacking meal!

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geetha said...

sounds tempting, yummy

Hemavathi Murari said...

yummy biryani. worth trying it out.

thanks.

hema.

Reshmi said...

delectable biryani!!...
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Maayeka said...

so flavourful biryani..perfectly done and super tempting..
Anjana

Chandrani said...

Baby potato biriyan looks awsome and yummy..

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Treat and Trick said...

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing dear....

maha said...

This look really gorgeous.........u done this perfectly..n very nice cliks too.....thanx 4 this recipe......
Maha

Rachana said...

Love this flavourful and tempting biryani.

recipeswap said...

Delicious looking Briryani ,beautiful click.