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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Kaikari Biryani

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Everyday sunday i don't miss Sanjeev kapoor's Khana Kazana on Zee tv.Yesterday he showed kaikari biryani and loved the ingredients he used so i noted the recipe and did this.Believe me the taste was awesome,i liked it more than the kids.


Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups
Vegetables (Potatoes,tomatoes,beans,cauliflower,peas,carrot and Capsicum)
Onions chopped 1
Green chillies 3
Curry leaves few
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 4 tbsp

Masala paste

Poppy seeds 1tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Sauf 2 tbsp
Red dried chillies 4
Fresh grated coconut 1/4cup
Ginger 1' pc
Garlic 10

Take 1 tsp oil in a pan.Add poppy seeds,cumin seeds,coriander seeds,sauf,red chillies and coconut.Fry till light brown colour.When cool grind into smooth paste along with ginger and garlic.
For Masala

Cardamom 2
Cinnamon 1' pc
Clove 4
Mace 1'pc
Star anise 1
Black pepper 10
Nutmeg powder a pinch

Dry roast all the above and when cool grind into fine powder.

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In the remaining oil and once oil is hot add onions.Saute till light brown in colour.Add potatoes,carrot,beans,cauliflower and curry leaves.Stir.

Cover and cook on high for 4-5 minutes.Then add rice,tomatoes,peas,masala powder,masala paste and salt.Mix well.

Add capsicum,green chillies and mix well.

Now add enough water.I added 1 1/2 cup water to 1 cup rice.The amount of water depends on the rice used.

Once rice is done add lemon juice.Stir once and serve hot with raita or just plain curd.

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Happy wedding anniversary to me.We both completed 9 years of togetherness.......


  1. yummy briyani,luks delicious...

  2. Happy wedding anniversary to you and your hubby. kaikari biriyani looks delicious.

  3. wow tempting and inviting biryani..

  4. Thats a very filling and beautiful biryani..My hearty wishes to ur anniversary dear..

  5. Happy anniversary varunavi.. this briyani is new to me.. will try sometime..

  6. Delicious biryani,looks very tempting,nice recipe thanks for sharing.

  7. Yummy....Sanjeev Kapoor is my favorite cook!!


  8. To you I can safely say Sairam :)First time on your blog - Love the fresh and yummy pictures of your biryani! :) Please do visit my blog Cheers ...http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/

  9. Super biryani....glad to follow you...


  10. Many many happy returns of the day dear!!
    Biryani looks fabulous..am a big Sanjeev kapoor fan too :)

    US Masala

  11. biriyani look so too delicious and colorful.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. My husband flipped the channel, while I was watching it. Thanks for presenting it here.. book marking..

  13. Umm I can smell the aroma looks wonderful and that masala sounds very interesting Saritha.yumm

  14. Mouthwatering! Would love to try it!


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