Wednesday, February 15, 2012



  • Mussels -1 pound
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Water -2 cups
  • Cumin seeds -1/2tsp
  • Bay leaves -2
  • Cloves -4
  • Cinnamon stick -1inch
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Tomato -1 medium chopped
  • Green chilly - 2 medium slitted
  • Garlic paste -1/2tsp
  • Ginger paste -1/2tsp
  • Red chilly powder -1tsp
  • Coriander powder -1/2 tsp
  • Tumeric powder -1/4tsp
  • Garam masala powder -1/2tsp
  • Mint powder/ Fresh mint leaves -1/2tsp
  • Cilantro - a handful
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -3 tbsp

  • Remove the mussels from its  shells , clean it and keep aside.
  • Heat the cooker on medium flame and add oil.
  • Wash rice and keep it aside.
  • When oil heats up, add cumin seeds,cloves,cinnamon stick and bay leaves and fry for a minute.
  • Add green chillies, chopped onions and fry till light brown.
  • Then add mint powder, chopped tomato and handful of coriander leaves and stir well.
  • Now add all dry masala powder ie red chilly powder,tumeric powder,coriander powder and tumeric powder and stir the mixture well.
  • Finally add washed rice along with the water.
  • Add salt as per the taste.
  • Close the lid of the cooker and wait till you hear 2 to 3 whistles.
  • Turn off the flame and leave the cooker for sometimes.
  • Biryani is ready to serve.
  • Mussels Biryani can be served with onion salad
  • This recipe can be served for 2 people.


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