Avakaya biryani Recipe
Avakaya biryani is one of the most favorite recipes for all south Indians. Avakaya is made in many variations like regular Avakaya, Sesame Avakaya, Jaggery Avakaya, Ginger/Garlic Avakaya, grated mango avakaya etc. Every household is busy with making varieties of avakaya recipes in mango season.
Course : Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine : Indian
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 30 minutes
Total Time : 45 minutes
- 2 cups basmati rice
- ¾th cup prepared avakaya pickle
- ¼th cup diced carrots
- ¼th cup diced potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 cinnamon
- 2-star anise
- 2 tbsp - oil
- 4 cloves
- 1 bay leaf
Avakaya biryani in a Step-by-Step process
Step 1: Soak basmati rice for at least an hour.
Step 2: Heat in 1¼ cups of water and basmati rice in a pot to heat. Add 1 tsp salt When water starts boiling, turn the flame to low heat. Cook until all water evaporates. Turn off the stove.
Step 3: Meanwhile, heat oil in a pot. Add cinnamon, star anise and fry for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Add carrots, potatoes, onions and cook for a few minutes. Add salt Stir it well. Cook until slightly soft. Do not overcook. Then Turn off the stove and add an Avakaya and Stir it well.
Step 5: Now in another pan first add the vegetable layer. Then add a rice layer. Repeat layers till rice and vegetables are done. You can set up layers in a tray and cook in the oven at 350c.
Step 6: Close the lid tightly. Turn the stove to low heat and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is well cooked.
Step 7: Remove, mix well and Serve hot.
This is an ideal recipe for Lunch or even dinner. Enjoy your Avakaya Biryani with curd and pickle. Aathirai cut mango pickle tastes heavenly with these Biryani.