Shayya Biryani

Shayya Biryani

Rice Biryani is a popular and common. Shayya Biryani uses thick vermicelli / shayya / shavige instead of rice. It is served along with raw mango coconut chutney .

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 3/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice
  • 1/4 cup onions, fried
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • Fresh Mint leaves, chopped
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup Vermicelli / shevai / semige
  • Salt - to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon, inch long stick
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4 cardamom, whole
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peppercorn
  • 1 onion, thin long chops
  • 3 Green chillies
  • Few strands of saffron, soaked in water

Instructions

  1. Heat Oil and roast vermicelli till light brown.
  2. Add water and allow to cook. Pour saffron water over it. Keep aside
  3. Heat Oil and fry dry spices - cumin seeds, bay leaves, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon. Saute.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  5. In a large pan, place a layer of vermicelli. Then add another layer of the mixture. Top it up with another layer of vermicelli.
  6. Cover and cook slowly for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Garnish with ghee, coriander leaves and fried onions.
  8. Serve Shayya Biryani hot along with chutney / raita.

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