Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Biryani of different Styles
Dish: Kerala Vegetable Biryani
The theme for this week’s blogging marathon is one of my favorite. My love for biryanis has made me try quite a few different varieties already. So when Valli had Biryani of different styles as one of the themes for this month’s marathon, I knew this was my chance to try 3 more delicious biryanis and add them to my repertoire.
This Kerala Vegetable Biryani from Veg Recipes of India has been on my to-make list for quite a while now. This is a layered rice dish with basmati rice and spicy vegetable curry cooked in coconut milk.
The addition of fried raisins and cashews add a sweet nuttiness to the biryani. Also fried curry leaves as garnish along with cilantro and mint is a typical Kerala or South Indian touch to this dish.
I usually layer the rice and curry in a pan and cook it on the stove top. But in the original recipe, Dassana baked her biryani and that seemed to be a more convenient, less messy way to make the biryani. I have to say I don’t mind the lightly burnt layer on the bottom of the stove top cooked biryani because my husband likes that part, but baking the biryani in the oven is easy and a no-brainer. The process is a little long, so give yourself some time — but it is going to be totally worth it at the end.
Recipe adapted from here.