Friday, 11 May 2012



  • Red beans- 1 cup
  • Basmati rice- 1 cup
  • Water- 1 and a half cups
  • Ginger- garlic paste- 1 Tbspn
  • Mint and Coriander leaves- 1 handfull
  • Onion- 1 medium sized
  • Tomatoes- 2 medium sized
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cinnamon stick-1
  • Cloves and cardamom powder/ whole- 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric powder- 1 Tspn
  • Chilli powder- 1 Tspn  (optional)
  • Butter- 25 gms
  • Curd/ yogurt- 1 cup
  • Oil- 1 Tbspn
  • Salt to taste
1. Pressure cook red beans with little salt and water until soft and keep it aside.

2.  Heat the cooking vessel and add the butter and the oil.

3. Add the Ginger-garlic paste followed by the spices(bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom ).

4. Now add the onion and wait until they are golden brown and then add the tomatoes.

5. Remember to cook in low fire and then add the curd.

6. Now add turmeric, chilli powder and the salt.

7. Add the water and allow it to boil.

8. When the water is boiling add the washed rice. Gently mix the spices with the rice to blend with a cooking spoon.

9. Close the vessel with a tight lid and allow it to cook for 20 minutes under low fire.

10. Serve the briyani with salad of your choice.

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