Biryani is possibly one of the most popular Indian foods we can think of. Whether it is a Lucknowi biryani, Kolkata biryani or Hyderabadi biryani - we just love this dish in all its forms. If you explore in-depth, you will find each of these biryanis comes with a unique flavour profile and very distinct character (and texture). However, our love for biryani holds no distinction! Aromatic rice with juicy chunks of meat infused in a pool of spices, biryani spells indulgence. And what remains a constant with biryani is raita or chutney. Raita or chutney not only helps add flavour to your meal but also cleanses the palate at regular intervals. But, have you ever noticed that not all types of biryanis come with the same raita and chutney?! While Lucknowi biryani tastes the best with burani (garlic raita), Hyderabadi biryani is always paired with mirchi ka salan. Likewise, Karnataka-style biryani comes with a special biryani chutney that leaves us wanting more.
This special biryani chutney is dry in nature and includes chana dal, fresh mint and coriander leaves and some other common ingredients for preparation. As per celebrity chef Anahita Dhondy, this unique (yet simple) chutney is specially served with biryani in the Belgaum region of Karnataka. She also shared an easy recipe to prepare this unique biryani chutney at home. However, her version includes some ice, which modifies the texture of the chutney and turns it into a thick paste. Sounds interesting?! So, what are you waiting for? Get all your cooking essentials ready, as we will take you through the recipe of biryani chutney. Take a look:
Easy Biryani Recipe: How To Make Biryani Chutney At Home:
To make this dish, first, dry roast chana dal and transfer it into a mixer grinder. Then add freshly chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies and some water and grind into a coarse paste. Add some lime juice, onion, salt and ice cubes and blend everything together into a smooth paste.
Transfer the chutney to a bowl and add tadka of mustard seeds and curry leaves. That's it. And a bowl of delicious biryani chutney is ready to be relished.
Watch the complete recipe video below:
Trust us, this recipe is as simple as it looks. Now that you have the delicious chutney recipe handy, prepare some Karnataka-style biryani and biryani chutney and enjoy a lavish feast at home. Click here for a Karnataka-style biryani recipe.
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