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potato biryani recipe

potato biryani recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup seeraga samba rice/basmati rice

to grind

  • 3/4 cup shallots/small onions
  • 8-10 nos mint leaves
  • 3 nos green chillies
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger

other ingredients

  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 no cloves
  • 3 nos cardamom
  • 1 large potato - chopped
  • 1 large tomato - finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp biryani masala or garam masala
  • 1/8 cup curd

Instructions

  • soak the rice in water for 15 minutes. 
  • grind together all ingredients mentioned under "to grind" section
  • melt ghee in cooker, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, cloves. let it crackle. 
  • add prepared masala, chopped potatoes and fry well for a minute until raw smell goes off. 
  • further add chopped tomatoes and fry until mushy
  • add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, biryani masala and sprinkle little water(1/4 cup) and mix well. 
  • further, add curd and mix well. 
  • add water required(3/4th cup) and close and let it boil 
  • now drain the rice completely and add it to the cooker. 
  • add salt, mix well and pressure cook for 10 minutes/1 whistle whichever is first. 
  • open, add ghee and fluff it up with fork