Thursday, November 5, 2009

Panasakaya Biryani/Raw Jackfruit Biryani/Kathal Biryani

My mom's parents stayed in a small village on the border of Orissa and A.P called Rayagad for almost 8 yrs 'coz of my grand father's job and we used to go there every summer holidays and this was a special dish she made during those times.My ammamma's backyard was filled with trees and plants of all kinds.Jack fruit trees were one among them.We enjoyed the fruit and then she would boil  or fry the seeds in open fire....hmmm loved them.I wanted to make this particular biryani,but without the time consuming process of cleaning the jack fruit.So I opted for canned jack fruit.I also added peas to it.This is our brunch today and this goes to the monthly mingle event hosted by Meeta K of what's for lunch honey?

1 can of canned jack fruit.
1/4 cup grren peas (optional)
2 cups of basmati rice
1 cup deep fried onions
1/2 onion sliced thinly
3-4 green chillies(to ur taste)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tbsp fennel seeds
4 green cardamoms
2 black cardamoms
8 -10 cloves
1 inch piece of  cinnamon
2 bay leaves
1 tsp  jeera/cumin pwd
1 tsp dhania/corriander pwd
1/2 tsp anardana pwd
1/2 tsp tumeric
12-14 cashews
6-8 raisins
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup curd/yogurt
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped pudina/mint leaves
1 tbsp rose water
1 tbsp redchilly pwd
Soak a few strands of saffron in 2 tbsps of milk
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash and soak rice in water for 30 mins.In a vessel boil water add a tbsp of oil,salt(the water should be a little salty when tasted).In a cheese cloth add 2 green cardamoms,1 black cardamom,little fennel seeds,tie and throw in the boiling water along with rice.Boil till the rice is 90% cooked.Drain the rice,remove the cheese cloth.Keep aside.Drain the jack fruit and wash ,wipe out the excess water and cut into 1 and 1/2 inch pieces and fry them in oil till the color changes.Drain excess oil and keep aside.In another vessel fry cashews and raisins.Then add remaining grren cardamom,black cardamom,fennel seeds,biryani leaf,cinnamon and fry.Add thinly sliced onions, green chillies and saute for 2 mins.Add turmeric and ginger-garlic paste.Fry till the raw smell dissappears.Add grren peas and saute for 3-4mins.To this add salt,redchilly pwd,jeera pwd,dhania pwd,anardana pwd and chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are mushy.Add the fried jack fruit and saute for a min and add the curd and half the cilantro and mint leaves  and 1/4 the deepfried onions.Mix well.Check for salt.It should be slightly salty. Add the 90% cooked rice to this and add the remaining deep fried onions,cilantro mint leaves and drizzle the rose water and the soaked saffron milk and close the lid tightly so the air does not escape.Cook this on a very low flame for 20-25 mins.Take care not to burn.Serve hot with a raitha.Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!


Meeta K. Wolff said...

i have to say this is a very new to me recipe. i have never quite enjoyed biryani in this form. thanks for the entry!

Harika baratam said...

Its really grt and new recipe never heard abt that its also gud for health....nice work bhagi

Bhagi said...

Thanks Meeta. Glad u enjoyed it.
Thanks Harika.

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