Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Baby Potato Biriyani..ideal recipe for Parties!!

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I always buy a pack of baby potatoes as I am really fond of those cute looking small potatoes.They are very versatile and I prefer them over regular potatoes and I use them in various dishes like Dum aloo,Dum aloo chutney wale,Baby potato roast/fry,Aloo palak,Jeera aloo,Aloo methi,Tandoori aloo and Baby potato biriyani regularly as these are my favorites with small potatoes.
I have tried this recipe from Mallika Badrinath's cookbook and we have become instant fans of this Biriyani and is been regular on my menu now.I have made this biriyani many times and especially for parties.It is always a hit among my friends and some of them even took the recipe from me.This biriyani is very easy to make when compared to regular vegetable dum biriyani and is definitely a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients:
1 cup Basmati rice
200 gms(15-16) baby potatoes
2 big onions,thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh curds
3/4 cup tomato juice,freshly extracted from 2-3 tomatoes
1 cup water
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1/2 bunch(approx 1 cup loosely packed) fresh coriander leaves
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish
salt to taste
1 tsp ghee
oil to deep fry

to roast and grind:
1 tsp coriander seeds
4 red chillies
2 tbsp grated dry coconut
2 green chillies
1" ginger,chopped
1/2 tsp oil
Method:
  • Wash basmati rice and soak in water for 10 mins.
  • Cook basmati rice with 1 cup water and 3/4 cup of freshly made tomato juice in cooker for 2 whistles or on stove top until the water is drained.
  • Fluff up the rice with fork and spread on a plate and cool the rice completely.Add a tsp of ghee and mix slightly.
  • Grind washed coriander leaves to a fine paste.Beat the curds properly and add the ground paste to it and mix well.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil and add coriander seeds,red chillies and fry until they change their color and add grated coconut and fry slightly.Cool these ingredients and grind along with green chillies and chopped ginger to a fine paste.
  • Pressure cook baby potatoes for 1 whistle and simmer it for 4-5 mins or pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • After the pressure goes down remove them and let them cool.Peel off the skins and pierce each potato with fork in 2-3 places.This helps in potato not to burst while frying.
  • Heat oil in a deep heavy kadai and deep fry them over medium flame until they are golden brown in color.Drain them on a kitchen towel and keep them aside.
  • Also deep fry thinly sliced onions until they are crisp and golden brown in color.Remove them and drain off excess oil in a kitchen towel and keep them aside.
  • Take 2 tbsp of oil from the pan and pour into another wide kadai and add ground masala paste and fry well until the raw smell goes away.
  • Add baby potatoes and half of the fried onions to it and mix well until the masala coats all the potatoes.
  • Reduce the flame and add curds(mixed with coriander leaves paste) and also add cooled cooked rice and salt and cover it and cook over low flame for 5-6 mins giving a dum to the rice which enhances its taste by absorbing all the flavors.
  • Remove the lid and mix everything properly.Add remaining fried onions and garam masala powder and mix well and switch off the flame.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve it hot with mixed vegetable raitha and papad.

Note:
  • You can use whole garam masala like laung,cinnamon and biriyani leaf while tempering,however it is optional.
  • Use a good quality and possibly freshly ground garam masala powder to make this biriyani as we are not using any other dry masala to enjoy the full flavor of biriyani.
  • You can avoid deep drying of potatoes and onions in the recipe and can shallow fry using little oil until they are crisp and golden in color .I shallow fry them when I make it as a regular menu but for parties I definitely deep fry them to enhance the taste of biriyani.



67 comments:

Ramya Bala said...

wow..this looks absolutely delicious...its almost midnite here n the pics are making me hungry ;)

Vimitha Anand said...

Absolutely delicious looking biryani... Packed with flavors...

Satrupa said...

I stared drooling the moment I saw the first click .... looks delicious. Baby potato biryani is a gr8 idea .... and I believe one can never go wrong with potatoes ...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I liked your second step where you cooked rice with tomato juice. Sounds nice rice dish with baby potatoes.
Clicks are wonderful
Deepa
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Hari Chandana said...

Looks so tempting and delicious.. photos chala chala bagunnayi :)
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Kitchen Flavours said...

Fragrant, flavorsome and delectable looking biryani.....was thinking to try this from so long....quick and easy recipes always top my charts....

Priti said...

Looks so delish n yum ....wonderful recipe

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Biriyani looks wonderful and absolutely delicious, looks yummy... mouthwatering clicks.

Sharmilee! :) said...

yummy looking flavoruful biriyani

Nisha said...

Looks scrumptious

Supriya said...

I have bookmarked your recipe for my next party. It is so simple and the photos look very appealing.

Varunavi said...

This looks so so delicious,will make it next time when i buy baby potatoes....

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Absolutely yummy platter i love to gulp the entire bowl..n the fried onions tickling..

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks absolutely delicious..i wish I had that plate near me now.

Food Glorious Food! said...

Wonderful looking dish! Great photography too!

sonu said...

very innovative and delicious rice variety..luved the combo !

Priya said...

Droolworthy and quite an inviting pulao, those baby potatoes are killing me, salivating here..

Sushma Mallya said...

Loved the recipe, looks absolutely delicious!

Reva said...

Super duper Biryani.. I have never tried it with potatoes.. I love this version, so different from the usual..:)
Reva

Prathima Rao said...

This looks absolutely royal & delicious!!! This one is on the menu next time we have guests over..Sure to be a mega hit!!!
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chitraj.hegde said...

ohhhhh..I am hungry......can I have this plate.......really it looks very yummy..

garlutti said...

Hello .. is my third visit to your blog I keep for some time ... I love these recipes that do different .. from VIGO SPAIN invite you to share my recipes and blog ... good day and greetings MARIMI

divya said...

ooh, yum, looks so inviting :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Absolutely delicious and looks so inviting !! Loved it !!

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks spicy and delicious dear...
lovely clicks :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very aromatic briyaniand even i wanted to try this for a long time when i saw it the first time in Raks blog.
Wonderful clicks and tempting me very much

kothiyavunu.com said...

Baby potato are always incredibly beautiful, love the way u prepared it through biryani..sound brilliant

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks fantastic, love the way you presented and clicked. Simply BBBBBBBBBBBBBeautiful........

Sadhana Valentina said...

OMG!!! Its tempting me....

Divya Kudua said...

My my..looks delicious..love those cute potatoes popping in between-bookmarked to try!

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 and excellent recipe alloooes are tempting

Now Serving said...

super duper presentation/ perfect party rice - double LOVE this post and plan to try soon

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love mallika badrinath's recipe... her measurements are so very perfect... Your baby potatoes briyani has come out too good..
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Suma Gandlur said...

Looking really delicious and so has been bookmarked. :)
Now I need to get some baby potatoes.

Lemons and Rinds said...

Wow...that looks so sinful, a must try!!!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I bookmarked it and have to make it soon. Absolutely gorgeous and mouth watering pics. Party or not, we can enjoy this :)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Gosh that looks adorable and delish!

Kalyani said...

wow interesting and delicious recipe ..... looks sooo tempting !!!!

following u on google followers .......

Shri said...

I am coming to your place...Dinner, lunch......Awesome, delish looking rice

LG said...

Looks yummilicious. I have a pack of baby potatoes at home and was wondering what new dish to cook with it! Looks like my weekend menu is fixed.

Vardhini said...

Perfect party food .. love baby potatoes too .. bookmarked.

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Yummy Team said...

WOW!! Your pictures are tempting me to try it soon..Yum!!

thekitchenaffaire said...

woww.. this looiks soo yum.. I have to try this out :D

Cilantro said...

Never made Biriyani with just potatoes, will have to try them sometime. Looks very delicious with the baby potatoes.

Nimi said...

this is simply mouthwatering..beautiful!

Priya Sreeram said...

super likes !!

Rumana Rawat said...

Such a beautiful and yummy biryani:)

Vinod said...

Rice is looking yummy...well prepared..i will also try to make this..

Swathi said...

Baby potato biriyani looks delicious.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking biryani looks wonderful

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking biryani looks wonderful

Jayasri Ravi said...

Biryani looks yum!, With aloo sold out in my house :), lovely click

Uma said...

yummy inviting rice!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have this recipe in my archive too :) Love it and it has been always appreciated by the guests and the family whenever I made it :) Super clicks!

Pari said...

Looks awesome dear, I must try it soon.
FOODELICIOUS

swapna said...

Briyani looks tempting and yummy!!Delectable with baby potatoes....

Pushpa said...

Drools,biryani looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

I tried it just yesterday and it was so yummy. All liked it. Thanks fpr the recipe

Usha said...

Biryani looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I keep visiting your site and try out your dishes.tried Biryani today. came out well.tried Davangere benne dosa too.your recipes are easy to follow simple steps and delicious

Prathibha said...

Hi Anonymous,Thanks for the feedback..I am glad that those dishes turned out nice.

SRIJAYA said...

I just bumped into your Blog and have never written comments around, but must admit i tried this recipe and this was an instant HIT!! I am compelled to write this while am savoring the yum dum biryani!

Prathibha said...

srijaya, Thanks for trying the recipe and I m glad that it turned out nice n u njoyed it.

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CHITRA said...

wow, lovely briyani.bookmarked it :)

gopz krish said...

this briyani super briyani by.maruthavalli.salem

prasuna said...

i tried it.. it was yummy....

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