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Monday, March 28, 2016

Simple Masala Biryani

Masala Biryani is a very simple biryani made with fresh ground masala powder, coconut milk and cilantro. 
You can serve the Biryani with any gravy or raita. This is ideal for lunch boxes as well.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 25 minutes 
Serves: 4-5

Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Ghee : 3 tablespoons 
Onion : 1 large sliced
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon 
Cilantro/Coriander leaves: Small bunch chopped 
Coconut milk: 1 cup 
Water : 1 3/4 cups
Fresh ground biryani masala: 1/2 cup
Salt to taste 

For Biryani Masala: (Makes 1/2 cup)
Cinnamon: 2" stick
Fennel Seeds/Saunf : 2 teaspoons 
Cumin Seeds/ Jeera : 1 teaspoon 
Green cardamom/Elachi: 5
Cloves/Laung : 5
Bay leaves: 2
Mace : 2
Stone flower: 3
Star Anise : 1
Black pepper: 1 teaspoon 
Coriander seeds: 3 tablespoons 
Red chili powder: 1 tablespoon


Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
Dry roast all ingredients except red chili powder, let them cool and grind into a smooth powder. Add chili powder and grind one more time. 
Heat ghee in a vessel and add onions and saut√© till they turn light brown. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds. 
Add the masala and fry for 30 seconds. Add cilantro, coconut milk, water, salt and bring it to a boil. Add drained rice and bring it to a boil again.
Close lid and simmer the stove for 15 minutes until the rice is done. Wait for 10 minutes and fluff it with a fork.
Serve hot with gravy or raita.

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