Sunday, June 20, 2010

Aloo & Tofu Biryani

Today is sunday which means lots of non veg being prepared at home. Today mom made chicken biryani.......and just to get away from temptation (cause i have turned vegetarian) I made this vegetarian biryani with the ingredients found at home. Must say tastes as good as the non vegetarian biryani.


Tofu : 200 gms cubed and fried
Potato : 2 medium sized, cubed and fried
Onions : 2 small sized sliced abd fried
Mint : 1 big bunch
Coriander : 1 big bunch
Green Chillies : 5 to 6
Basmati Rice : 3 cups
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon : 1 inch stick
Cloves : 4
Ginger Garlic paste : 1 tbs
Bay leaves : 2 or 3
Shahijeera : 1/2 tsp
Salt : To taste
Lime juice : 1
curd : 3 tbs
ghee : 1/2 tsp


Take 3/4th portion of coriander & mint leaves, to this add the cinnamon and cloves, 4 green chillies and grind to paste. To this paste add the curd, ginger garlic paste ,turmeric, fried potato & tofu, salt and marinate it for abt 30 mins. In some water add some salt for the rice , shahijeera, bay leaves and par boil the rice, strain the water from the rice. In a nonstick wide dish coat the base with little ghee (1/2 tsp) first put in the marinated tofu and aloo, on that a layer of rice and then place the remaining green chillies coriander, fried onions, lime juice and then cover with another layer of rice . Now cover the container and cook it on high flame for 3 to 4 mins and then on low flame for ant 8 mins. Serve this with raitha, onion rings and lime.

Recipe By: Pavithra Arcot
Posted by: Pavithra Arcot