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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani | Easy Lunch Recipes

I made a guest post in Ambika's a while back and here is post.Ever since I started making pulaos and biriyanis I find it easier than our regular meals menu and we enjoy it more. This time I made use of the ready coconut milk powder - Thanks to the sis who introduced me to it and sent packs of it!
Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe

Saw this biriyani recipe in a magazine, I adjusted it a bit and made it few days back and we totally loved the flavour of the biriyani. With peas added it gives a nice crunch to it.

Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe


Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe - Ingredients
Serves 2
  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  • Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium sized chopped lengthwise
  • Thick Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - to taste
To grind to a paste:
  • Mint leaves(Pudina) - 1/2 cup tightly packed
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies - 3
  • Red Chillies - 2
  • Coconut(grated) -  3 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic - 4 pearls
To temper:
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Bayleaf - a small piece
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1


Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe

Method:
1.Grind the ingredients under 'to grind' with little water to a semi fine paste.Set aside. In a pressure cooker heat oil + ghee and add the ingredients under 'to temper' and saute for a minute.Presoak basmati rice for 15mins and set aside
Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe - Step1
2.Add onions and fry till golden brown. Then add the paste and fry till oil seperates and raw smell leaves.
Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe - Step2
3.. Then add peas, required salt and basmati rice(drain water and then add). Add coconut milk and give a stir.
Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe - Step3
4.Add water and once it starts to boil, close and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once pressure releases, fluff it with a fork and give a quick stir without breaking the rice.
Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe - Step4
This biriyani is flavourful and easy to put it together for parties too. With the ease of getting coconut milk powder, now even making coconut milk is a breeze :)


Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe
My Notes:
  • You can make it plain coconut milk biriyani too skipping peas. Or use the same recipe for making vegetable biriyani.
  • The orginal recipe called for 3 red chillies and 4 green chillies I reduced it adjusting to our spice level. You can + or - as per your preferred spice level.
  • I usually use the ratio of rice : water as 1:1.5 cups but you can use 2 cups too if you want your rice to be slightly moist.
  • You can also add sweet corn which pairs well with peas.
  • As I've mentioned I used coconut milk powder, you can even use fresh thick(first) coconut milk.
Coconut Milk Peas Biriyani Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

38 comments:

  1. The last click explains how yummy the biriyani was:-)

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  2. I have never tried biryani with coconut milk, sounds yum and perfect one pot meal

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  3. I love the addition of coconut milk to one pot meals. So flavorsome. Tickling Palates
    Event : Fruit Recipes

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  4. recently i too made coconut milk biryani with chickpeas...loved your ground masalas,sounds very flavorful n yummy biryani...
    Spicy Treats

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  5. The biryani looks very yummy Sharmilee. My mouth is watering :)

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  6. Flavourfull biriyani.love the clicks as usual.

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  7. I love mint flavor in my biryani too-never tried with coconut milk.I love the ease of ready to make coconut milk powders too-makes cooking with it a breeze!

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  8. I'm gonna love this... I've recently started appreciating the coconut milk flavour... N peas pulao is my favourite one pot meal.

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  9. Looks super yumm, i am going to make this once when i make a kebab or some other grilled meat,

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  10. With Mint flavor,coconut taste I can predict, it gives an awesome taste. I have already book marked your way of preparing pulao. now this is added to the list.

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  11. Luv one pot meals ..... totally agree with u that these dishes are much easy than regular meals and everyone enjoys it too. I luv these for lunch boxes.

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  12. Delicious puloa. coconut milk will make it rich and tasty.

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  13. Love using coconut milk in biryanis...very yummy...As u said I too feel that its easy to make one pot meal than regular meals..Loved the recipe and clicks..

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  14. Yummy looking biriyani..the last pic. says it all :))

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  15. I love coconut milk in briyanis,but now am skipping them with curds or buttermilk, briyani looks super tempting and flavourful.

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  16. I like the coconut milk in biryani that gives such a nice rich taste. Lovely peas biryani!

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  17. Looks yum .....nice recipe

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  18. Flavorful and delicious looking biriyani.....

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  19. Flavorful n delicious pulao...

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  20. Drooling here.... Want it for lunch....

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  21. Wow...yummy one pot meal....looks absolutely yummy.

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  22. Simple and delicious pulav...

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  23. Hi Sharmi ,

    You are always busy with blog???

    Good thing...

    Your step by step presentation explained that

    you are Technically experienced...

    Keep it up Sharmi...

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  24. So delicious. And the coconut milk is the key ingredient to a different tasting dish. Lovely.

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  25. Loved the ings that go into the paste..Sure to be a hit..Must try!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. I do prepare almost the same way...Def an awesome and delicious recipe... :)

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  27. i will try this ....looks delicious

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  28. Rich and delicious,love the flavor.

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  29. I prepared this today and it came out really well. so easy and nice. thanks alot :)

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  30. Admire ur patience with step by steps! Lovely clicks as usual.

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  31. yummy biryani, looks so so tempting

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  32. Rich and yummy biryani. Its sure a tempting dish :)

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  33. hi sharmi
    i tried this recipe today,it was a hit..thanks :)

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  34. Did this today for lunch..Turned out tasty! thanks for the recipe!

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  35. Hi Sharmi,
    I tried the recipe today for lunch. It was yummy.thanks :)

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