Coconut milk biryani with Kashmiri dum aloo

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  1. Coconut milk biryani with Kashmiri dum aloo
  2. Coconut milk biryani recipe
  3. Kashmiri Dum Aloo recipe

A long time ago I read through an eye-opening piece of information published in almost all the newspapers & magazines about the special menu meticulously planned by the top chefs to ease the tension during the talks between Indian premier & Pakistan president at Agra summit in 2001. It made me to realize for the first time that the food we ingest not only nourishes our body but also influences our mind, mood, or thoughts as well. It also struck me that it is possible to tame the tantrums played by kids, or to channel the teens’ minds to set their goals by serving mind-calming foods. Apparently every mother could play a crucial role for the physical, mental & emotional well being of her children by serving appropriate food to fulfill their needs.

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Homemade coconut milk

Coconut milk health benefits:

Coconut milk is a wonderful ingredient that nourishes our body with protein, vitamins & minerals and also acts as a natural stress buster. According to Ayurveda coconut cools our body & mind and pacifies pitta & vata dosha, so obviously coconut milk aids to keep us calm and composed. Besides coconut milk has a hearty amount of manganese (0.916 mg per 100 g which is about 45% of our daily requirement according to USDA nutrient database) essential to maintain a healthy brain function. Evidently coconut milk is ideal for children preparing their board exams as it helps to keep them in good spirit and also boosts their brain power. Hence I feel it is a good idea to prepare various dishes using coconut milk like vegetable stew (sodhi), curries, or desserts like payasam, panna cotta, etc. that will get the children through the upcoming board exams.

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Coconut milk recipes

Kashmiri dum aloo, a perfect side for coconut milk biryani:

We can rejuvenate exhausted children who return home in the late evening after spending the whole day of preparation for their board exams by serving delicious & energizing coconut milk based main course or desserts. Here I have prepared coconut milk vegetable biryani using broccoli, cauliflower, pea beans, fresh peas, etc. and served with grilled baby potatoes dunked into creamy cashew-yogurt curry (Kashmiri dum aloo). We can also serve coconut milk biryani along with Kashmiri dum aloo to the guests at children’s birthday parties or any other family gatherings.

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Coconut milk biryani with Kashmiri dum aloo

Recipes for coconut milk biryani & Kashmiri dum aloo:

You may check out the recipe for coconut milk biryani in the second page and for Kashmiri dum aloo (baby potato curry) in the third page. (Please find the links to those pages as below:)

"Coconut milk biryani with Kashmiri dum aloo" table of contents

  1. Coconut milk biryani with Kashmiri dum aloo
  2. Coconut milk biryani recipe
  3. Kashmiri Dum Aloo recipe

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  1. Dear Mecala, I actually tried to make coconut milk biryani! Not sure if I made it right although I followed what you have listed. But it tastes great! ^^
    Thank you for all great food and tradition. I do enjoy trying all of them!

      1. Dear Megala, I am sorry… I just realized that I mis-spelt your name! Extremely sorry about that.
        Nothing is wrong. It tasted great. I think I did not use yogurt… that makes the flavor a little different. ^^

    1. Yes, everybody likes to take baby potatoes in any form. 🙂
      Thanks for reading this post!

  2. You are absolutely right Megala !! “Jaisa khao ann, vaisa hoga man” it means whatever type of food we eat our body and heart reacts like that. Not one dish, whole platter looks so good!!

  3. So true Megala, even I believe emotions go into the food while cooking. the right food choices by a mom for their kids is what needed for a child and family in today’s stressful environment.

    1. Yes, it is astonishing to find the link between food & mood. So we, as mothers, have the responsibility to nourish our family by taking mindful decisions.
      I’m delighted to know that you do feel the same, thanks much.

  4. I never knew all that about coconut milk but I really believe you are what you eat. These dishes look so good. I will definitely be giving them a try. Thanks Megala.

  5. Wow,, this looks delicious! Love this new version of Biryani, I love to add coconut milk in curries and now I can make biryani too!!! Amazing.. Thanks for share.

  6. I really appreciate all you’ve mentioned, Megala, in relation to the effects of food upon us.
    When I visited India in ’95 I drank coconut milk everyday (from the actual fruit). I know it assisted with coping with the heat and made me feel quite mentally soothed.
    As for mothers and their children – who else will look after the health of children if not mothers. I see so many unhealthy children; it is such a shame! Though, there is now a push, here in Australia, to restrict the unhealthy foods (such as sugar) and a greater availability of more healthful choices.

    1. Well said! It is absolutely a shame on such irresponsible mothers.
      I do feel it is high time that we all need to push unhealthy stuffs out and embrace health & wellness.
      I’m glad that you resonate with my thoughts, and I thank you so much for sharing your account on coconut milk here.

    1. I’m sorry, it was too small to find those links to the pages, now I have increased the font size, and it is clearly visible above the Comments section.
      Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  7. I often make coconut milk biryani at home. Love how simple the dish is, yet how flavourful!
    My eyes are stuck on that gorgeous baby potato curry. Can’t wait to try it out. Can you share the link to the recipe, please? Unable to find it!
    You are so right – what we eat does have an impact on not just our bodies, but our minds too. Mindful eating does a lot more for us than we realise.

    1. Now you can find the links clearly visible above the comments.
      If you like coconut milk biryani, then you will definitely find this biryani along with dum aloo even more delicious. 🙂
      Thank you so much!

  8. The dum aloo also looks delicious and spot on , the tips you mentioned will definitely help .Thanks for such a wonderful share!

  9. Great share Megala, the coconut milk flavor will definitely enhance the taste of the biryani .I will try this next time I make it .

    1. Thanks much! You can find the links to the pages displayed after “Related” posts.

  10. Biryani is really a BAE? and with baby potatoes…. definitely a WINNER !
    Beautiful share Megala?
    Happy new week❣️

    1. Yes, just can’t imagine kerala cuisine without coconut milk, and I’m glad to receive such a compliment from you! 🙂 Thank you so much.

  11. Liked the way you introduce the post and take it forward with detailed pictures. I am sure it’s a super delicious recipe with a perfect blend of fragrant spices Megala!

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