23 Sep 2015

Baby Corn Biryani | Easy Biryani Recipes

Usually we have baby corn as it is or in salads but off late I have been adding it in masalas and it tastes great! I've made baby corn masala and baby corn kurma and both were a huge hit in my family. One of the best things for me, as a mother, is my daughter loved to eat baby corn so I wanted to make a baby corn biryani for her. My kids love any biryani and paired with baby corn, this was simply too good! I have even packed this for her lunch box and she loved it!


Baby Corn Biryani


BABY CORN BIRYANI
Preparation time 20 mins | Cooking time 30 mins | Serves 3

Ingredients
  • Baby Corn - about 20
  • Basmati rice - 1.5 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Onion - 3 large, sliced
  • Tomato - 4, pureed
  • Green chilli - 2, slit
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Biryani masala - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 2
  • Clove - 4
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Star anise - 1
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Baby Corn Biryani


Method
1. Soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes and then drain and set aside. Slice the onions and puree the tomatoes. Chop the baby corn into 1 inch pieces.



2. In a pressure cooker, add oil. Once the oil heats up, add the cinnamon, clove, cardamom, bay leaf and star anise. 
3. When a nice aroma arises, add the sliced onions, green chillies and some salt and saute until the onions turn translucent.



4. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell of ginger and garlic leaves.
5. Add the tomato puree and mix well. Cook for about 3 minutes in medium flame until the tomatoes get cooked well.



6. Add the biryani masala and mix with the onion and tomato and cook for another 2 minutes.
7. Add the chopped baby corn and mix well with the masala. Add the coconut milk.



8. Add the drained rice, lemon juice, curd and required salt, curd and mix everything well together. Add the 2 cups of water.
9. Add the chopped coriander leaves and close the cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.



10. Open the lid when the pressure releases and fluff it up with a fork or the back of spoon.

Serve with raita or brinjal curry.


Baby Corn Biryani


Notes
1. The amount of water added varies with each brand of basmati rice. I normally use 1:2.
2. If you have mint leaves, add it to the masala. I did not have any at home so haven't use here.
3. This is only mildly spicy, add more spice as per your preference.


Until next time,

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