Amla biryani | Nellikai biryani | Gooseberry pulao biryani


Amla biryani


Cuisine Style: India | Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes | Take with: Kurma, raita,pachadi | To Serve: 2 | Type: Lunch


Ingredients

  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Amla [Gooseberry, Nellikai] – 1 [sliced]
  • Ground nut – 2 tbsp [Fresh]
  • Soya chunks – 2 tbsp
  • Green peas – 2 tbsp [Fresh]
  • Carrot – 1 [chopped]
  • Onion -1 [sliced]
  • Ginger & Garlic – 1 tbsp [grated]
  • Green chilli – 2 to 3
  • Curd – 2 tbsp
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Star anise – ½ flower
  • Cinnamon stick – ½
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Fennel seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Green Cardamom – 2
  • Coriander, mint leaves – ½ cup [ 3 springs]
  • Lemon juice – ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – 2 cups

Preparation Method

  • Wash & soak basmati rice for ½ an hour.
  • Add coriander, mint leaves in a mixer jar then finely grind.
  • Boil water then cut off heat. Put soya chunks & then leave it for 5 min. Then Squeeze water & keep it aside.
  • Heat pressure cooker with oil & butter. Add green cardamom, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, bay leaves, star anise, sauté. Then add onion sauté till light brown then add ginger & garlic.
  • Add green chilli, tomato sauté well.
  • Add Amla [Gooseberry], Ground nut, Green peas, Carrot Sauté well.
  • Add Soya chunks, mint leaves, garam masala, turmeric & red chilli powder mix well. Then add salt, 2 tbsp curd & water mix well & let it boil.
  • Add ground mint coriander mixture sauté well.
  • When boiling add basmati rice mix gently & cover it & cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Sprinkle mint leaves, lemon juice mix gently then serve hot with any raita.

Nellikai pulao recipe
Nellikai pulao recipe

Cucumber raita

  • Cucumber - 1
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp [finely chopped]
  • Green chilli – 1 [chopped]
  • Coriander leaves – 3 springs [chopped]
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring [chopped]
  • Lemon juice – ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curd – ¾ cup
  • Peel off the cucumber skin then remove seeds & grate.
  • In a bowl add grated cucumber, salt & leave it for 2 min. Then gently squeeze out the extra water.
  • Add ginger, green chilli, curry leaves, coriander leaves, salt & lemon juice mix well. Then add curd mix well & serve

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