French biryani recipe. A tasty, simple and aromatic biryani made with basmati rice and flavored with fried onions.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Recipe category: lunch
Recipe cuisine: indian
Makes: 4 people
Basmati rice – 2 cups (Wash and soak it in water for 15 mins.)
Onions (sliced) – 2 nos.
Carrot (grated) – 1.5 cups
Green chillies (slitted) – 4 nos. (if you wish, add more)
Cinnamon/cloves/cardamom (lavangam pattai, crambu, elakka) – each 3 nos.
Bay leaf – 2 nos.
Cashew nuts – 10 nos. (optional)
Raisins – 10 nos. (optional)
Coriander leaves/kothamalli – 3 sprigs
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Salt – as desired
For garnish (optional)
Ghee – 2 teaspoon (for garnishing)
Onions (sliced) – 1/2 no. (for garnishing)
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee and add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamoms. Then add onions followed by green chillies. Fry onions and green chillies until onions turn transparent. Add cashew nuts and raisins. Adding raisins is optional.2. Saute until cashew nuts turn golden brown and raisins become large in size. Add bay leaves and then add grated carrot. Saute the grated carrot for four to five minutes. Now add the washed rice.3. Stir well. Add four cups of water and when the water starts to boil, add coriander leaves followed by salt. Close the cooker lid, put weight and cook for three whistles. Wait till the pressure comes down completely and then open the cooker lid.4. For garnishing: Heat two teaspoons of ghee in a pan. Add onions and fry until they turn crispy brown. Now, garnish the French Biryani using the fried onions. This step is optional. I do it for extra flavor.Now, french biryani is ready! Serve with spicy curry and raita.