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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Couscous Dum Biriyani

Ingredients
Couscous cooked with little salt-2 cups
Salt to taste
Lime-1/2
Cubed tofu-1/2 cup
Sliced mushroom-10
Tomato chopped-1
Onion sliced-1/4
Sliced green chillies-1
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-little
Curd-3tsp
Mint-1/4 cup
Coriander leaves-little
Ginger & garlic paste-1/4tsp
Garam or Biriyani masala-1/8tsp(optional)
Tempering
Oil-2tsp,Ghee-1tsp
Cloves-1,Cinnamon-a small bit,Cardamom-2,Jeera-1/4tsp,Shajeera-1/4tsp,Bay leaf-1
Garnishing
Fried onion,raisin,cashew nut,almonds-little & Chopped coriander leaves.
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pan temper it.Fry the onions,mint,coriander leaves,ginger & garlic paste & green chillies till light brown. Add other ingredients one by one & fry till all the masalas are well cooked.Put the masala at the bottom of a heavy vessel & spread the cooked couscous on top of it.Add the fried onion,raisin,cashew nut,almonds,chopped coriander leaves & lime juice on top.Keep it in low flame covered with a tight lid for 10 minutes,till all the aroma gets into the couscous & gravy is a bit dry.You can also keep it in oven for 10 minutes at 200 deg.C.Before serving just mix it once or twice & serve it hot with raita.

Note:You can make this dish even with chicken,shrimp or mutton.
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20 comments:

  1. wowwww nice and different recipe...

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  2. OMG! u r too much into couscous.... All yummies!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  3. Very delicious..looks rich and beautiful!!

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  4. Never tried cooking cous cous! sounds delicious!

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  5. looks delicious and tempting dear.

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  6. I am a great fan of biriyani .Any time I can have it.Yours is tempting.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  7. Different and delicious biriyani...

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  8. That sounds great!!!! looks so yummy!!!

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  9. Looks georgeous Sailaja,very innovative recipe

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  10. Kalkureenga...couscous,quinoa super very innovative.

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  11. This looks very appetising.I love couscous as its very vesatile and will take any flavour that its used with.Lovely click.

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  12. Wow this is a super healthy dish!Happy New Year!I used instant vannila pudding on the chocolate cake.

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  13. simply superb!!Very innovative briyani..will try this.Thanks for sharing.:)

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  14. i love biryanis this one looks so tempting dear and healthy one Sailu ...
    Can i have from ur platter.

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  15. Your website is just awesome..

    no words..those many receipes wow..I don't get that much time as I work.

    Can see your passion for cooking.

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