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June 26, 2019

Chettinad Vegetable Biryani Recipe

chettinad veg biryani
Chettinad style vegetable biryani recipe was in my try list for long time. Even though I have posted Angannan hotel style biryani in vegetarian version, I wanted to try authentic home style veg biryani of Karaikudi, Chettinad. Recently I came across this chettinad veg biryani recipe in a YouTube channel. She mentioned it as arachu vacha biryani i.e biryani with freshly ground spices. This recipe doesn’t use any store bought spice powders like red chilli powder, garam masala or biryani masala powder. So this biryani has a nice aroma of freshly ground spices. Color of this biryani may vary based on the vegetables and masala. Mine was half white in color for the first time. So I added little turmeric powder in the second time and took pictures. So the color of biryani in step by step pictures and cover pictures may vary. But the taste and flavor was really good. Friends, do try this recipe and let me know how it turns out for you.

Do check out my other Chettinad recipes too !

chettinad vegetable biryani


Chettinad vegetable biryani recipe


Chettinad vegetable biryani recipe

Chettinad vegetable biryani recipe



Cuisine: Chettinad
Category: Biryani recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Steamed rice / Puzhungal arisi - 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Black stone flower - 1
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 (sliced or finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 3 to 4
  • Ripe tomato - 1
  • Mixed vegetables - 1 cup (1 carrot, 10 beans, 1 potato, a handful green peas)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp (optional, I used it)
  • Water - 2.25 cups
  • Salt - as needed
To Grind - Paste 1
  • Mint leaves - a handful
  • Garlic cloves - 10
To grind - Paste 2
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1
HOW TO MAKE CHETTINAD VEG BIRYANI
  1. Wash the rice. Wash the vegetables and chop into small pieces.
  2. Grind paste 1 and paste 2 separately.
  3. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker.
  4. Saute whole garam masala, fennel seeds. Add onion, green chilli and saute well.
  5. Add paste 1 and saute for a minute. Add vegetables, salt and mix well.
  6. Add paste 2 and saute for few minutes. Add water and washed rice.
  7. Mix gently and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  8. Open the cooker and fluff the rice gently. Serve with raita !
CHETTINAD VEG BIRYANI - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the rice and keep it aside. No need to soak it. Wash and chop the vegetables into small cubes.

  • Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker base. Saute the whole garam masala like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf.
  • chettinad vegetable biryani recipe
  • Saute onion, green chilli and few curry leaves till onion becomes transparent. Add tomato and saute till mushy. Add required salt for quick sautéing of tomato.

  • Then add mixed vegetables and saute well. In the mean time, grind paste 1 ingredients to a coarse paste. Add to vegetable and saute for a minute. chettinad vegetable biryani  
  • chettinad vegetable biryani
  • Grind the ingredients of paste 2 to a smooth paste adding required water. Add to the cooker. Add water, salt and turmeric powder (optional). Mix well and bring the water to a boil. chettinad vegetable biryani
  • chettinad vegetable biryani

    • Add washed rice and pressure cook for one whistle in low flame. For this, keep the flame high till steam comes out. As soon as steam comes out of the nozzle, put the weight valve and lower the flame completely. Cook till one whistle in low flame. Open the lid after the steam is released. Mix gently with a fork. Serve hot with onion raita ! chettinad vegetable biryani  chettinad vegetable biryani

    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of green chilli as per your taste. I made medium spiced biryani.
    • You have to grind the paste 1 and 2 separately.
    • For variations, you can grind green chilli along with garlic and mint leaves.
    • You can also use basmati rice or seeraga samba / jeera rice for more flavor.

    Try this flavorful Chettinad veg biryani and share your feedback with me. I served it with onion raita. I also prepared Barbeque nation hotel style cajun potato, curd rice. 
    chettinad vegetable biryani

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    January 7, 2019

    Mushroom Biryani Recipe Without Coconut Milk - Kalan Biryani Recipe

      Mushroom biryani recipe

    This mushroom biryani recipe ( kalan biryani in Tamil) is an interesting, easy South Indian biryani recipe I learnt from my neighbor who is from Madurai, Tamil nadu. It is an easy and flavorful biryani recipe without coconut milk.  I prepared it with basmati rice (loose basmati rice from Reliance fresh). You can use jeeraga samba rice or normal rice too. I have tried many biryani varieties like Dindigul thalappakatti biryani, Coimbatore Angannan biryani, Pakistani biryani and Thala ajith biryani with mushroom replacing chicken and mutton. Recent days I have been trying varieties of mushroom recipes at home. Last weekend I tried this kalan biryani using a pressure cooker easily. This is my neighbor’s family recipe. When she shared it with me, I became so happy and tried it confidently. As expected, it came out so good. I loved the flavor of mushroom and freshly ground masala in this biryani. I did not make any side dish. I just served it with onion raitha. If you like, you can make brinjal masala gravy or plain salna as side dish for mushroom biryani.  Everyone liked it very much. You can make this healthy mushroom biryani for lunch box as it takes less preparation time. Lets see how to make mushroom biryani recipe / kalan biryani with step by step pictures.

    Check out my Pakistani style biryani with mushroom, Dindigul thalappakatti biryani, Kovai angannan biryani, Thala Ajith biryani, mushroom peas pulao

    Mushroom biryani recipe

    Mushroom biryani recipe - Kalan biryani


    Mushroom biryani recipe - Kalan biryani Mushroom biryani recipe - Tamil nadu style kalan biryani

    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Mushroom recipes
    Serves: Serves 3
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes



    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup = 250ml
    • Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
    • Cinnamon - 1 inch
    • Cloves - 2
    • Cardamom - 1
    • Black stone flower / Kalpasi - 1
    • Bayleaf - 1
    • Big onion - 1
    • Ripe tomato - 1
    • Indian button mushroom - 10
    • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    • Biryani masala powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Basmati rice - 1 cup (soaked for 15 minutes)
    • Salt - as needed
    • Water - 1.5 cups
    To grind masala
    • Small onion / shallits OR big onion - 7 nos /1 no.
    • Green chilli - 2
    • Ginger - 1 inch piece
    • Garlic - 5 cloves
    • Mint leaves / Pudina leaves - a fistful
    • Coriander leaves a- fistful
    HOW TO MAKE MUSHROOM BIRYANI - METHOD
    • Wash and clean mushroom. Slice it and keep aside. Wash and soak basmati rice for 15 minutes. Wash and chop onion, tomato. Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to a smooth paste. Set aside.

    • Mushroom biryani recipe
      Mushroom biryani recipe
    • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Saute cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bayleaf, black stone flower. Add onion, saute till transparent.
    • Add the ground masala paste and saute in low flame till raw smell goes off. Add chopped tomato and saute till mushy.
    • Add sliced mushroom and saute till it shrinks. Add salt, turmeric powder, biryani masala powder or garam masala powder.
    • Mushroom biryani recipe
      Mushroom biryani recipe
    • Mix well and add soaked rice along with water. Mix gently. Close the pressure cooker and keep the flame high. Let the steam comes off. Then put the weight valve and reduce the flame completely. Cook for one whistle. It takes 8 to 10 minutes.
    • Mushroom biryani recipe
    • Switch off the flame and let it rest till steam releases completely. Open the cooker and fluff the rice gently with a fork. Serve hot with onion raita or brinjal gravy / salna as side dish.

    • Mushroom biryani recipe
      Enjoy !



    Note

    • Add more green chillies for spicy biryani.
    • For variations, you can replace green chillies with red chilli powder and dhania powder. In that case, you can add 1 tsp each.

    Try this yummy mushroom biryani recipe and enjoy !
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    August 17, 2018

    Cabbage Peas Biryani Recipe – Cabbage Rice Recipe

    Cabbage biryani recipe

    Cabbage peas biryani (Muttaikose pattani biryani in Tamil ) is an interesting biryani recipe that many of us never thought of making it. In my family, both Sendhil and Raksha are not a big fan of cabbage just because of its smell. So I always look for some flavorful recipes like cabbage kurma, cabbage vada, cabbage sambar where the smell of cabbage should not be dominant. This Indian cabbage peas biryani is one such recipe. Its a very simple recipe that can be prepared in a pressure cooker directly. I tried it for our Sunday lunch. It came out so well. Everyone liked and had it without any complaints. The best part is you cannot even find a trace of cabbage’s raw smell in this biryani. Working women and bachelors can make this cabbage rice for your lunch box easily. Lets see how to make South Indian cabbage biryani recipe with step by step pictures.

    Check out my Purple cabbage poriyal, Purple cabbage salad, Cabbage stir fry, Cabbage kootu recipes too.
    Cabbage biryani recipe

    Cabbage Peas Biryani Recipe - Cabbage Rice Recipe


    Cabbage Peas Biryani Recipe - Cabbage Rice Recipe

    How to make cabbage peas biryani recipe for lunch box.


    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Biryani Recipes
    Serves: Serves 3
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup - 250ml
    • Chopped or grated Cabbage – 1 cup
    • Basmati rice – 1 cup
    • Water – 1.75 cups
    • Big onion – 1 (Sliced thinly)
    • Green chilli- 1 to 2 nos (adjust)
    • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
    • Mint + coriander leaves – fistful
    • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Salt- as needed
    • Curd – 2 tbsp
    • Lemon juice – Few drops (optional)
    To Saute in oil
    • Cooking oil + ghee - 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
    • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
    • Cloves - 2 nos.
    • Cardamom - 1
    • Star anise - 1
    • Bay leaf - 1
    • Black stone flower / Kalpaasi - 2 nos

    METHOD

    1. Wash and soak basmati rice. Wash and chop cabbage, onion and set aside.
    2. In a pressure cooker base, heat oil , ghee. Saute the biryani masala spices.
    3. Add sliced onion, gg paste and green chilli. Saute till onion becomes transparent.
    4. Add chopped cabbage , green peas and saute till it shrinks. Then add spice powders and salt.
    5. Saute for a minute. Add mint + coriander leaves. Mix well. Add soaked rice, water, curd.
    6. Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
    7. Fluff the rice gently with a fork without breaking the rice.
    8. Serve cabbage peas biryani with onion raita !

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES


    • Wash and soak 1 cup of basmati rice in 1.75 cups of water for 15 to 30 minutes . Wash and chop cabbage into thin slices. Chop onion, green chilli and set aside.
      Cabbage biryani recipe
    • Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker base. ( I used a kadai and transferred to a pressure cooker later). Splutter cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, star anise and black stone flower. Add onion, green chilli and ginger garlic paste. Saute till onion becomes transparent and raw smell of ginger garlic emanates.
      Cabbage biryani recipe
    • Add cabbage, frozen green peas and saute till it shrinks. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Add mint + coriander leaves and saute for a minute. Add curd and mix well.
      Cabbage biryani recipe  Cabbage biryani recipe
    • Add soaked rice, water, salt and lemon juice (optional). Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mix gently with a fork without breaking the rice. Serve hot with onion raita !
    • Cabbage biryani recipe  Cabbage biryani recipe
    • Enjoy ! 
    Note
    • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as you like.
    • You can add 1 chopped tomato instead of lemon juice but color of biryani changes slightly.
    • You can also use jeera rice / seeraga samba rice instead of basmati rice.

    Try this easy, yummy cabbage peas biryani and share your feedback with me !
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    February 20, 2018

    Vegetable Brinji Rice Recipe – Seeraga Samba Rice Pulao Recipe

    Vegetable brinji rice
    Brinji rice is a very popular rice variety in small hotels in Chennai. Long back I had shared a plain brinji recipe with coconut milk. Recently I came across a vegetable brinji rice recipe(Brinji sadam in Tamil) in Eesha’s kitchen YouTube video which is completely different from my earlier version. So I tried it for our Sunday lunch. I am not sure if this the original Chennai brinji rice. But it came out well and tasted more like biryani/ pulao made with coconut milk. We all loved it. But I felt there is no much difference between the taste of this veg brinji and biryani. There are many versions available for this particular recipe. Some recipes call for using freshly ground masala. As I had already shared a plain brinji sadam recipe, I wanted to prepare it with vegetables. Friends, If any of you know the authentic Chennai brinji rice recipe, please let me know. I am ready to try again and update this post. I have used jeera rice as its popularly known as brinji rice. So you can call this rice as Seeraga samba pulao as well. In the original recipe, it is prepared with basmati rice. So you can also use basmati or even Sona masoori raw rice to make this brinji. But the flavor and the quantity of water varies. For variations, you can add fried bread pieces at the end. As this recipe has no grinding job and done directly in a pressure cooker bachelors can give a try and pack it for your lunch box. Ok, Lets see how to make Tamil nadu style Vegetable brinji rice with step by step pictures.

    Check out my Plain brinji rice recipe, Jeera rice veg biryani and my 40+ veg biryani varieties.

    I used my Preethi Zodiac mixer grinder for extracting coconut milk easily. So I have shared separate step by step pictures for the same. Please check it out if interested. Preethi zodiac has really made my cooking much easier by helping me in chopping, grinding, atta kneading etc. Friends, you can think about buying this product if you are planning to change your old mixer. 


    COCONUT MILK EXTRACTION USING PREETHI ZODIAC
    • Take the coconut and cut into small pieces. You can also use grated coconut.Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor
    • Now take the super extractor jar and fit the blade. Cover the spout with the cap. Put the coconut pieces and grind to a coarse paste without adding water.
    Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor
    • Now add the required warm water ( 1:1 ratio of coconut and water for thick milk) and grind continuously.Coconut milk collects in the jar.
    Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor
    • Pour into a bowl and use as required.
    Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor

    Vegetable Brinji Rice Recipe


    Vegetable Brinji Rice Recipe

    How to make Chennai special Brinji rice with vegetables & coconut milk


    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Main course
    Serves: Serves 2 to 3
    Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Cook time: 15 Minutes
    Total time: 20 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup = 250ml
    • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup ( 1 small carrot, 2 beans, handful of green peas, 1 potato)
    • Basmati rice / jeera rice/ Raw rice - 1 cup
    • Cooking oil + ghee - 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
    • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
    • Cloves - 2 nos
    • Cardamom - 1 no ( crushed)
    • Bay leaf - 1 no
    • Black stone flower / Kalpasi- 1 no
    • Big onion - 1 no
    • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp ( Use freshly ground paste for best taste)
    • Green chillies - 2 nos. ( Use 3 to 4 for spicy brinji)
    • Mint leaves - 2 tbsp
    • Ripe tomato - 1 no ( big, chop finely)
    • Coriander leaves - Few
    • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
    • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Salt - as needed
    • Curd - 1 tbsp
    • Water + coconut milk - 1 cup + 3/4 cup
    Fried bread pieces – Few (Optional)

    METHOD

    1. Wash and chop all the vegetables into small cubes. Set aside.
    2. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute the whole garam masala.
    3. Add sliced onion and saute till transparent.Saute GG paste till raw smell goes off.
    4. Add green chillies + mint leaves. Saute for a minute.
    5. Saute tomato + coriander leaves till mushy.
    6. Add spice powders, salt, curd and mix well.
    7. Lastly add water, coconut milk and let it roll boil. Add washed rice and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
    8. Remove the lid after steam is released. Fluff the rice and serve hot with raita, kurma or brinjal gravy as side dish.

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash the rice, drain the water completely and keep aside. No need to soak if using Jeera rice/ seeraga samba rice. If you are using basmati rice or raw rice, soak for 30 minutes.

    • Wash and chop vegetables into small cubes, slice onions, finely chop tomato. Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Saute cinnamon, cloves, bayleaf, black stone flower and crushed cardamom.
      Vegetable brinji rice
    • Add onion, gg paste and saute till onion turns transparent. Add slit green chilli and mint leaves. Saute for a minute. Add tomato pieces, coriander leaves and saute till tomato becomes mushy.
      Vegetable brinji rice recipe
    • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Saute well and add curd. Mix well. Add water and coconut milk.
      Vegetable brinji rice recipe
    • After it comes to roll boil, add washed rice. Mix well and cover the cooker with a lid. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after steam is released. Mix gently and serve hot with onion raita, vegetable kurma, Biryani brinjal gravy, tomato gravy etc.
      Vegetable brinji rice recipe
    • Enjoy !
    Vegetable brinji rice recipe

    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of green chillies as per your taste.
    • You can also use basmati rice or raw rice. In that case, soak the rice for minimum 30 minutes and use 1: 1.5 cups to 2 cups of water.  
    • You can skip red chilli powder and use green chillies alone. 

    Yummy Tamilnadu style vegetable brinji rice is ready ! Try at home and relish with your favorite side dish !!
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    January 24, 2018

    Jeera Rice Veg Biryani - Seeraga Samba Rice Veg Biriyani Recipe - Jeerakasala Biryani

    Jeera rice veg biryani


    Jeera rice biryani (Seeraga samba arisi biriyani in Tamil , Jeerakasala biryani in Malayalam) is an awesome, flavorful biryani that everyone must try at least once in your kitchen. Most of the South Indian special, traditional biriyani recipes uses jeera rice.This tiny-grained seeraga samba rice gets its name from its resemblance to cumin, which is known as seeragam in Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Kaima rice. Most of us use Basmati rice for making veg biryani. I was also using the same till I tried Ambur veg biryani using jeera rice. I just love its flavor and texture more than basmati rice. From then, I started to use this rice very often for preparing veg biryani at home.  So far I have prepared Dindigul thalappakkati biryani, Bangalore special Donne biryani (Veg version using mushroom and soya chunks), Coimbatore Angannan biryani using seeraga samba rice. This is yet another version of Tamil nadu style jeera rice veg biryani using a pressure cooker. Its so easy to make. It tastes and smells awesome. I have used carrot, potato and soya chunks. You can use beans, green peas, cauliflower to make it colorful and healthy. Do try this easy, yummy vegetable biryani using jeera rice in a pressure  cooker. I am sure you will love its taste. Ok, lets see how to make this seeraga samba biriyani with step by step pictures and video.

    Do check out my 40+ Vegetable biryani recipes collection.


    seeraga samba rice veg biryani


    Jeera Rice Veg Biryani Recipe


    Jeera Rice Veg Biryani Recipe How to make Vegetable biryani using jeera rice in a pressure cooker
    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Biryani Recipes
    Serves: Serves 3
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup - 250ml
    • Jeera rice - 1 cup
    • Water - 1.5 cups
    • Mixed vegetables – 1 cup ( 1 carrot, 1 potato, handful of soya chunks)
    • Cooking oil + ghee - 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
    • Bay leaf - 1 no
    • Black stone flower / Kalpasi - 1 no
    • Big onion - 1 no
    • Ripe tomato - 1 no
    • Mint leaves - 1/2 tbsp (optional)
    To Grind
    • Cinnamon - 1 inch
    • Cloves - 2 nos
    • Cardamom - 1 no
    • Green chilli - 3 nos
    • Big onion - 1 no ( medium size)
    • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
    • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Mint leaves - 1 tbsp
    • Coriander leaves - 1/2 tbsp
    • Water - as needed ( to grind paste)

    METHOD

    1. Wash and chop carrot and potato into thin, long strips.
    2. Grind ingredients for masala. Keep aside.
    3. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute bay leaf and black stone flower.
    4. Add onion. Saute well. Add tomato, saute till mushy. Add masala paste, salt.
    5. Saute till raw smell goes off. Now add vegetables, soaked soya chunks, washed rice and mix well.
    6. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Remove and fluff the rice. Serve with raita !

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash the jeera rice and keep aside. No need to soak the rice in water. Wash and chop all the vegetables and keep aside.
      Jeera rice veg biryani
    • Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to a smooth paste.Set aside.
      Jeera rice veg biryani
    • Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker base. Saute bay leaf, kalpasi. Saute onion till transparent.
    Jeera rice biryani


    • Add tomato, required salt and saute till mushy. Add the ground masala paste, turmeric powder. Saute till its raw smell goes off. Lastly add the chopped vegetables and saute for a minute to coat the masala.
      Jeera rice veg biryani
    • Add water. When the water roll boils, add washed rice.Add some mint leaves if you like. Mix well. Pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after steam is released. Mix gently and serve hot with onion raita or brinjal gravy for biryani if you like.
      Jeera rice veg biryani
    • Enjoy !

    Note

    • Adjust the number of chillies as per your taste.
    • You can add 1 tbsp of grated coconut while grinding.
    • You can also use coconut milk & water in equal quantity.
    Enjoy this yummy, flavorful Jeera rice veg biryani at home !Jeera rice biryani

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