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HYDERABADI BIRYANI RECIPE



Ingredients:


350 gms Basmati Rice
200 gms Potatoes
200 gms Carrots
100 gms Onions
4 Green Chilies
30 gms Ginger
20 gms Garlic
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1 cup Curd
1 tsp Saffron
2 tbsp Milk
1/3 cup Mint ( Pudina leaves )
1/3 cup Coriander Leaves
4 tsp Rose Water
50 gms Cashewnuts
50 gms Almonds
25 gms Raisins
120 gms Ghee
Salt To taste


How to make hyderabad biryani :

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for half an hour. Drain the water. Put the rice, some more water and add half the whole garam masala and salt in a pan.
  • Bring the rice to a boil and cook until the rice is done. Drain and keep aside.
  • Dice the peeled potatoes and carrots and wash them. Slice the onions and green chilies.
  • Peel ginger and garlic and chop finely. Chop the coriander and mint leaves.
  • Soak the almonds in water for half an hour and keep aside.
  • Beat the curd in a bowl and divide into two equal portions.
  • Dissolve saffron in warm milk and add it to one portion of the curd mixture.
  • Heat ghee, add the remaining garam masala and sauté over medium heat until it begins to crackle.
  • Add onions until golden brown. Then add green chilies, ginger, garlic and stir for a minute.
  • Add turmeric and chili powder, saute for half a minute add the chopped vegetables and stir for a minute.
  • Add the portion of plain curd, stir, add 2/3 cup water, and bring to a boil, then simmer until the vegetables are cooked.
  • Add the dry fruits and nuts when the vegetables are done.
  • In the handi with the cooked vegetables, sprinkle little saffron curd, mint and coriander.
  • Then spread half the rice and again sprinkle the remaining saffron-curd, mint and coriander and top it with the remaining rice.
  • Place a moist cloth on top, cover the lid tightly so that it gets sealed.
  • Put the handi on dum in a pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve the hyderabadi biryani hot with mint chutney and other vegtables.