Thursday, January 1, 2009

Moong Biryani


2 cups of basmathi rice
1 cup whole moong ( green gram)
1 onion (sliced)
4 green chillis ( slit lengh wise)
1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
2 cardamom pods , cloves and cinnamon
1 tbs biryani masala ( store bought) or ( 1 tsp cumin powder + 1 tsp coriander powder )
1 tsp garam masala powder
handfull of cilantro
3 tbs oil

For layering

3 tbs ghee
3 tbs fried cashews and raisins
1 onion ( sliced and fried in oil until golden)
1/4 cup safforn milk ( pinch of saffron soaked in warm water)

Soak moong dal 5 to 6 hours and boil in salted water until tender ( u can preassure cook for 2 wistles)
Wash rice and soak for 30 min
Heat oil in a pan add cardamom pods , cinnamon and cloves , then add onions , green chillis and sprinkle salt
Once the onions are brown , add cilantro fry for a min then add chopped tomatoes , mix everything ,cover and cook on medium flame for 10 min ,
Now add biryani masala , to the above tomato mixture , mix well and add boiled moong
Add 2 cups of water allow to cook on medium flame, then sprinkle garam masala and keep aside
Mean while cook basmathi rice in 10 cups of salted hot water until 50 % done , drain water and keep aside
Take a baking bish , make a layers of rice , moong masala , ghee , fried onions , cashews , raisins and saffron milk
Cover and bake on 350 for 30 min
Adding ghee is very important ,because there is no any fat in moong


Priya said...

Drooling rite now here...delicious n gorgeous Briyani!! Happy 2009!!!

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

wow.. looks yummy.Would like to eat it from the photo. Happy New Year

Cham said...

Such a gorgeous biryani Sagari never made with moong , looks absolutely delish!

Archy said...

Wow, wonderful moon biryani !! Happy new year Sagari !!

Sagari said...

Thank o so much priya , ashwini ,cham and archy , happy new year to all u girls

Deepa Hari said...

nice briyani...Happy New Year!

jayasree said...

Delicious biryani. Adding moong gram definitely makes it healthy and protien rich.

Premyscakes said...

Bookmarked it. Very much tempting.

sriharivatsan said...

Am a new blogger. Your recepies are looking yummy..Biryani with Moong dal sounds something new..Bookmarked..Thanks for sharing the receipe..

Vibaas said...

Happy New Year Sagari! Moong Biryani looks super yum!

Jaishree said...

wow.. delicious n gorgeous Briyani!Happy new year to u & ur family Sagari.

AnuSriram said...

That looks so spicy and nice.. Wish u a happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Wow...this looks so yummy and the previous recap was just so mouthwatering!

Indranee said...

Gorgeous biryani! Wish you a great 2009!

Usha said...

Looks wonderful ! Have a wonderful 2009 :-)

Anonymous said...

Biryani looks yummy!Happy New Year Sagari!!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Delicious biryani...i loved it..
happy new year sagari

Sagari said...

Happy new year to all of u , thank u so much for your wishes

Gita's Kitchen said...

The picture looks awesome, a yummy briyani to start the New Year :)

Nirvana said...

This looks fabulous! Hope you are having a great start to 2009.

kitchen queen said...

The moong biryani looks delicious .It is new to me but I shall make it. You can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments.