Sunday, August 24, 2008

Borhani for your Biryani

Borhani is a light refreshing minty and spicy yogurt drink that is usually sipped while enjoying a scrumptious plate of Biryani, a layered meat rice dish. This drink is highly popular during weddings as it is the perfect match with Biryani, which is normally served at Bengali Wedding. Though it can be enjoyed on a hot summer day!


4 cups yogurt
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chillies
1 teaspoon coriander
2 tablespoons mint leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

If wish, you can use little bit Bit Laban/Kala Laban (aka gray salt) - 1/8 tsp


1. Beat yogurt with a beater. Strain through a cheese cloth.

2. Grind chillies and mint leaves finely.

3. Roast cumin seeds and coriander very lightly over a low heat, grind them.

4. Combine spices and blend with the yogurt.

5. Season to taste with more spices and a little sugar and salt.

6.Keep in the refrigerator.

Serve cold at lunch or dinner.

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