Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mint Moth Beans Biriyani/Pudina Matki Briyani

One pot meals are seriously a blessing when you dont have enough time to spend in your kitchen. I just love any sort of one pot meals and my space have numerous varieties of one pot meals which can be handy at anytime of the day. Moth beans aka Matki is one among the nutritious beans which is easily available in every Indian grocery stores. Moth beans are extremely rich in proteins if they are sprouted well. However my today's recipe calls for simply soaked moth beans. Am trying to add this tiny beans in our diet quite often,one of those trials is this Biriyani. If its comes to vegetarian briyani i'll usually go for mixed vegetables biryani, but this time for a change i prepared this wonderful looking green biriyani as i want to make something different from the usual ones. This flavourful moth beans biryani calls for all the spices we usually go for making non vegetarian briyanis. Biryanis, this one pot meal suits prefectly to pack in anyone's lunch. Obviously one can carry this nutritious dish in their lunch box along with a simple side dish.

Moth Beans Mint Biriyani

Usually Biriyani calls for chopped mint leaves for flavoring, just imagine if rice is cooked with a mint-coconut -chilly paste, how flavourful this biriyani will be. Very easy to make, this biriyani makes an excellent meal if served with boiled eggs or else with fried chickens. However vegetarian will definitely enjoy this fabulous biriyani with onion raita. Since i used grated coconut for grinding along with the mint leaves, i cooked the rice and moth beans together in pressure cooker with yogurt and water mixture. If you want to skip the moth beans, you can prepare this same biriyani either with paneer or else with tofu.

Pudina Matki Briyani, Mint leaves Matki Biriyani

2cups Basmati rice (soaked for 15 minutes)
2cups Soaked Moth beans
2nos Onions (sliced thinly)
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1cup Yogurt
2cups Water
2tbsp Ghee
2nos Whole spices (bay leaves,cloves, cinnamon stick & cardamoms)

To Grind:
1cup Mint leaves
3tbsp Grated coconut
5nos Green chillies

Grind all the ingredients under 'to grind' as fine paste, keep aside.

Heat the oil and ghee together in a pressure cooker, fry the bayleaves, cloves,cinnamon stick and cardamom until they turns brown.

Add immediately the sliced onions and sauté with salt until the onions turns transculent.

Now add the grounded paste, ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes away.

Meanwhile wash the rice and soak the rice with yogurt and water,keep aside for 15minutes..

Add the garam masala, soaked moth beans to the cooking veggies, cook for few minutes.

Pudhina Moth Beans Briyani, Mint Matki biriyani

Drain the soaked rice and add the rice soaked yogurt-water to the cooker,bring everything to boil.

Finally add the soaked rice,cook in high flame,close the cooker.

Cook upto three whistles,put off the stove.

Once the steam gets released, give a stir gently.

Serve hot with onion raita or else with a spicy side dish or chips.
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Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I am a huge fan of your various one pot meals. This is another lovely addition to that collection. Looks so wholesome and comforting!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

This is so healthy Priya. Trust you to whip up such delicious one pot meals!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Flavouring rice with mint and coconut is such a great idea. Coconut adds richness to rice dishes and this one with moth beans is surely a delicious filling meal.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

The ground paste sounds nice. Let me note down the method for trying later

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Moth bean biryani looks so delicious and with those fryums must have tasted out of the world. Bookmarked Priya.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely green and the long basmati grains makes the biryani absolutely delicious!!

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I prepare pudina sadam in a similar way but never thought of adding beans. That's a great idea. Amazing share priya and love the grainy rice. Just perfect.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Bookmarking ! Now since Valli wants A-Z in Biryanis , I am sure will have to save such fantastic recipes . Excellent pick Priya !

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely one pot meal. This is the kind I love and enjoy. Good one Priya.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

very comforting bowl of food there ! good choice Priya

Anlet Prince - Annslittlecorner said... Reply To This Comment

i am ok with anything in combination with pudina. Matki is another great option for a one pot meal.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I love one pot meals as they are wholesome and filling meals. Going through your recipe for this biryani is making me hungry. I seriously need to hunt for moth beans here to make some of your delicious dishes.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Moth beans is new to me. I love one pot meals and have been making a lot of these recipes interesting. Would try these too.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

One pot meals are such a blessing! I make mint rice, next time I will add these lentils.