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February 14, 2015

Coconut Milk Veg Biryani Recipe/Thengai Paal Biryani-Sunday Lunch Recipes-6

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Coconut milk veg biryani recipe

Today being Valentine’s day,I made this special coconut milk vegetable biryani for our lunch.Of course my husband is in Norway but still i made this biryani along with basundi for my daughter & in-laws.I will show this platter to Sendhil online in skype callWinking.Today my daughter Raksha gifted us her own made Valentine’s day card along with heart shaped,iced Red Velvet CakeLove Struck .Can u find them in the above pic ?? ;)We were really surprised and moved to see her love & affectionHappy.
Ok,coming to this recipe,Generally i don’t add coconut milk in my biryani but its been my long time wish to try biryani adding coconut milk/Thengai paal.I am happy that i tried on this special occasion.I was so happy with the outcome & the addition of coconut milk made my biryani so rich & took it to the next level.Actually i thought to make white colored biryani  and din’t add spice powders but i couldn’t bring that color.Mine looked half whiteSad .You can make any variations to this recipe.It comes out well in all the ways.Try it & let me know how it turned out for you!

Coconut milk Veg biryani

Coconut milk veg biryani recipe

Coconut milk veg biryani recipe Coconut milk veg biryani recipe- Sunday special lunch recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 45 Minutes


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Thick Coconut milk + water - 1 + 0.75 cups ( I used 2 cups equal measure)
  • Cooking oil + Ghee - 1 tbsp + 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 1 no
  • Jhapatri - 1 no (optional)
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup ( Carrot-1,Beans-5 nos,Potato-1 no.Peas-handful)
  • Mint & coriander leaves - 2 tbsp ( finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
To grind
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Green chillies - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 3 nos
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Star anise - 1 no
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic cloves - 5 nos
  • Kalpasi/Black stone flower - 1 no
  • Water - as needed

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice adding 1.5 cups of water for 1 hour.Grind 1 cup of grated coconut adding 1 cup of warm water and take thick milk.Keep it aside.
  • Wash and chop the vegetables & set aside.
Coconut milk veg biryani
  • Take all the ingredients given under “ To grind” and grind them coarsely without adding water.Then add little water & make a smooth paste.Set aside.
Coconut milk veg biryani
  • Heat oil+ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute bayleaf & Jhapatri.Then add the ground paste & finely chopped mint,coriander leaves.Saute well till raw smell vanishes off.
Coconut milk veg biryani
  • Now add the chopped vegetables,mix well.Add the required salt,soaked rice along with water and coconut milk.Lastly add lemon juice in water & check for taste.Add salt if needed.Add slitted green chillies if u feel,spice is less.
Coconut milk veg biryani
  • Cook in low flame for one whistle.It takes 10 minutes.After the steam is released,fluff the rice with fork & serve it hot with raita.
Coconut milk veg biryani
Enjoy !

  • For variations,u can add 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder & biryani masala powder.In that case,reduce the green chillies to 3nos.
  • Soak basmati rice for minimum 30 minutes to get soft,elongated rice.
  • You can also fry the soaked rice in ghee before adding in biryani.

Coconut milk biryani,Curd rice,Basundi and a piece of Red Velvet cake for lunch.Come n join me friendsHappy
Coconut milk veg biryani recipe

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  1. that spread looks so perfect.. Happy Valentine day Chitra

  2. Coconut milk gives a rich taste to biryani.Happy valentines day to you and specially to raksha kutti.

  3. Really flavorful biriyani... such a cute gesture from ur daughter... :)

  4. This looks yummy!!! Happy valentines days to you.

    -- thelady8home.com

  5. Will rice: water ratio 2:1 gives separated grains. Because I use 1:1 ratio where the grains will be little dry

  6. Hi Kalai vani,i use 1:2 as my family likes the rice to be too soft.U can add 1.5 to 1.75 cups of water to get a perfectly cooked n grainy rice.1:1 will work fine if u soak the rice for minimum 4-5 hours.Also add 2 tsp of oil in the water before cooking rice.If u follow this,ur rice won't be dry.Try this.It will work out :)


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