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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Ingredients for Muttai Podimas/ Scrambled Egg
Onion small finely chopped-1
Green chilly finely chopped-1
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste.

Ingredients for Biryani
Basmati or Any Rice-2cups( cleaned and washed)
Onion medium finely sliced-3
Tomatoes medium finely chopped-3
Ginger and Garlic paste-1 tbsp
Red chilly powder-2tsp( +/- according to taste)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-2tsp
Black pepper powder-1/2tsp( +/- according to taste)
Salt to taste
Water required
Chopped Mint and Coriander leaves-1/2cup
Thick Curd-1tbsp

For tempering
Aniseed/ Sombu-1tsp
Green Cardamom-2
Cinnamon stick-1" inch
Bay leaf-2

Method for preparing Muttai podimas/ Scrambled eggs.
In a medium sized bowl add 1tsp red chilly powder, 1/4tsp turmeric, required salt for the eggs and 1tbsp water and mix well. Add the eggs one by one to this red chilly mixture and beat the eggs till frothy. Next in a small pan heat 2tbsp of oil, add chopped onions and green chillies and fry till onions turn pink. When onions are done, add the beaten egg mixture to the onions. Reduce the heat to medium, stir well the egg mixture with spatula and break eggs to small pieces and cook till done. Set aside. ( You can also serve this Muttai podimas/ Scrambled eggs with bread, roti and rice)

Method for preparing Biryani
In a pressure cooker heat 4 to 5 tbsp oil, when hot add the tempering ingredients and fry till the aroma rises. Add the chopped onions, fry for 2 mins until onion turns pink, next add the ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smell leaves. Add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and black pepper powder, fry for few more mins. Now add the chopped mint and coriander leaves, chopped tomatoes and thick curd. Fry till the tomatoes are mashed, add required salt and water for the rice. Bring the mixture to boil and add the rice, cover the pressure cooker with lid, reduce the heat and cook till rice is tender and done. Finally add the prepared muttai podiams/ scrambled egg to the rice and mix well. Set aside Biryani for few mins till the eggs and rice are blended together. Serve hot with Raita of your choice.


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