Whenever there's Biriyani made at home, it is always married to, either the Kathirikai kosthu or this Thalsa. The most important factor to be kept in mind is that this recipe is a ZERO OIL recipe.... When Biriyani is made with all the world's richness... this thalsa stands by it with all the humbleness.... (I hope even weddings in life are all about this....though each may be contradicting to the other... yet together they always stand divine.... Hope I'm not getting tooo philosophical!!!!!!!!!!!)
You will need..........
Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Channa dhal - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 2 pinches
Onion - 1/2 (sliced)
Tomato - 1 (sliced)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Sambhar powder - 2 tsp
Salt - as required
Brinjal / Plantain / Chicken bones / Mutton bones - cut into chunks (optional)
- Pressure cook both the dhals with enough water, hing and turmeric powder for upto 3 whistles. After the pressure is released, mash them well and add a cup of water.
- Then add all the other ingredients with the required salt. Pressure cook it for a whistle (only one is enough... otherwise all the veggies would not retain shape and would get mashed...)
- Open the cooker and transfer it to a serving bowl. Add coriander leaves for garnish (I did not have them at hand..)
Enjoy with your flavourful Biriyani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!