Sunday, August 26, 2012

Handi Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 8/26/2012 03:48:00 AM
Handi Biryani is a delicious rice recipe cooked in a traditional style. Learn how to make/prepare Handi Biryani by following this easy recipe.


• 1 ½ cup Basmati Rice

• ½ cup Cauliflower

• ½ cup Green Peas

• ½ cup Beans (chopped into small pieces)

• 2 Capsicum (chopped)

• 2 Potatoes (boiled)

• 2 Onions (quartered)

• 2 Onions (chopped)

• 1 cup Curd

• 1 Cinnamon (dalchini) Stick

• 2 Cloves (laung)

• 2 Bay Leaves

• 2 Cardamoms.

• 1 tsp Red Chili Powder

• ¼ tsp Haldi (turmeric) Powder

• 4 whole Black Peppers

• 1 tsp Garlic (grated)

• 1 tsp Ginger (grated)

• ¼ tsp Hing

• 1 tbsp Coriander (chopped)

• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

• 10 Almonds

• 10 Cashewnuts

• 4 tbsp Ghee

• Salt to taste

How to make Handi Biryani:

• Boil the cauliflower, peas and beans together with salt and keep it aside.

• Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.

• Strain the water and mix salt with the rice. Spread it on a plate.

• Take a pan and heat ghee in it. Add onions and fry till they turn brown.

• Take out the fried onions and keep it aside.

• Separately fry cashews till light brown and the capsicums till they become soft and keep aside.

• Take a big vessel and heat 6 cups of water in it.

• Add the pepper, cloves, cardamoms, bay leaves and salt.

• Bring it to boil and then add rice. Cook for 8 to 9 minutes.

• Take out the rice and spread it in a large plate.

• Blend the quartered onion, garlic and ginger into a fine paste.

• Heat ghee in a pan and put the paste in it.

• Saute for 3 minutes.

• Now add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, haldi powder, garam masala, hing, onion and boiled vegetables.

• Saute till the oil separates.

• Now add the beaten curd and cook for about 3 minutes.

• Add the potatoes.

• Mix well and keep side.

• Take a handi (earthen pot) and grease the inside of the pot with ghee.

• Spread a layer of rice at the bottom of the pot.

• Now spread evenly the cooked vegetables on the rice.

• Take a bowl and mix in it capsicum, fried onions, cashew, coriander and sliced almonds.

• Spread this mixture layer over the vegetable layer in the pot.

• Sprinkle half of the lemon juice over the layered rice.

• Again put a layer of rice followed by a layer of vegetables and lemon juice sprinkling.

• Repeat the process till the handi is filled.

• Cover the pot with a lid and seal the edges with chappati dough.

• Put the pot in a preheated oven at 130 degrees.

• Keep the pot in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

• You must make a small slit in the cover of handi for the excess steam to escape.

• Enjoy hot Handi Biryani.

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