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| A simple, mouth-watering biryani recipe, with Indian food style cooking in mind! |
:: Ingredients for Biryani
1 kg meat (chicken/lamb/prawns)
4 cups basmati rice
1 1/2 cup of Water for 1 cup rice
2" piece of ginger
10 cloves garlic
10 green chillies
3 large onions sliced
3 large tomatoes sliced
Mint leaves & corriander leaves - 1 tbsp each
pinch of saffron
6 large potatoes
1 tsp.turmeric powder
Oil / butter
4" stick of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
:: How to make Biryani
1. Make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
2 Peel, cut and wash the potatoes in 1.5" pieces.
3. Clean and wash the rice.
1. Clean and cut the meat to big sizes and keep aside.
2. Fry the onions till golden brown. Remove the onions,
drain of oil. Chuck the
ginger-garlic-chilly paste into the same oil. Fry for 6
minutes. Put in the meat and
fry for K minutes. If lamb, K = 10; otherwise K = 5. In
either case, you want the
meat to be half cooked before starting stage 3.
3. Add chopped tomatoes, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms,
turmeric, mint leaves
and salt and fry for 5 minutes. Add a little water and
cook till the meat is 75%
cooked. This will take a short while for chicken/prawns,
and longer for lamb.
4. Now add the rice and potatoes. Add the rest of the
water and cook (covered)
till the rice is ready. A slow flame will work better than
a powerful one. Stir
5. Serve hot, garnished with the fried onions.
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