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Sundakkai Biryani

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Sundakkai Vathal (Turkey Berry)

Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Sundakkai (Turkey Berry) – 1 cup, tender
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Garlic – 5 cloves, chopped
Oil – 3 tsp
Salt as per taste

Grind together with little water:
Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated
Green Chillies – 2
Mint Leaves – 2 to 3 tblsp, chopped
Coriander Leaves – 2 to 3 tblsp, chopped
Tomato – 1
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, peeled

Dry roasted and powdered:
Bay Leaf – 1
Saunf – 1/3 tsp
Cardamoms – 1/3 tsp
Cloves – 1/3 tsp

1. Dry roast the basmati rice for 30 to 45 seconds.
2. Remove and pressure cook with 1 1/2 cups of water and pinch of salt.
3. Heat oil in a pan.
4. Saute the sundakkais for a minute.
5. Add turmeric powder, salt and garlic.
6. Add the ground paste and 1/2 cup of water.
7. Simmer for a few minutes and add the ground powder.
8. After a minute remove from flame.
9. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
10. Serve with raita.

Tip: The rice should not be too mushy.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


Swathi December 5, 2021 - 12:54 pm

Hi, You mean raw green sundakkai right? not the sun dried sundakkai vathal?

Praveen Kumar December 6, 2021 - 8:43 am

Not the sundakkai vathal.


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