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Unique Sindhi Biryani

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Unique Sindhi Biryani recipe by Nazia at DesiRecipes.com.
A Fancy rice dish made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and meat, eggs or vegetables.


Ingredients
1 kilogram mutton or chickenClick to find more about chicken
750 grams rice, basmati
500 grams potatoes
500 grams tomatoes, diced
250 grams yogurt
1 teaspoon red chili powder
As per taste saltClick to find more about salt
2 medium onionClick to find more about onion sliced
3 tablespoon garlicClick to find more about garlic (crushed)
2 teaspoon gingerClick to find more about ginger (crushed)
10 whole green cardamoms
4 whole black cardamoms (bari Iliachi)
10 cloves
10 pieces black pepperClick to find more about black pepper
1 inch piece cinnamonClick to find more about cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon zeeraClick to find more about zeera
2 bay leaves (taze patta)
10 whole dried plums (aaloo bukharay)
Some gheeClick to find more about ghee or cooking oil
6 pieces green chillies
2 tablespoon coriander leavesClick to find more about coriander leaves, fresh
2 tablespoon mintClick to find more about mint leaves
Few drops kewra
3 drops yellow food color
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
1/2 cup gheeClick to find more about ghee or oil


Preparation
1. Marinate meat with garlicClick to find more about garlic, gingerClick to find more about ginger, saltClick to find more about salt, chili powder and garam masala for half an hour.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil or gheeClick to find more about ghee in a heavy based sauce pan and fry onions for 5-10 minutes to a golden brown. Remove onions from oil and stir into the yogurt. Rub this yogurt all over the marinated chickenClick to find more about chicken cover and put in a cool place for at least an hour.
3. Reheat the oil, add the meat along with the marinade and all of the whole spices, and stirring frequently, fry the meat 5-10 minutes. Add 1-2 cup water, cover and cook over low heat. When meat is half cooked, add potatoes and cook over low heat.
4. While the meat is cooking, prepare spice water. In a small saucepan, put 1 1/2 cups water, 1 teaspoon black pepperClick to find more about black pepper cornClick to find more about corn, 1 cinnamonClick to find more about cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon cloves, 2 tablespoon coriander seedsClick to find more about coriander seeds, 2 tablespoons aniseeds, 1/2 teaspoon ground nut meg, 1/2 teaspoon mace, 1/2 teaspoon sandal bura (optional), 3-4 large cardamoms, 1 tablespoon green cardamoms, 3 bay leaves. Place the saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil, reduce heat to very low, cover and cook until the mixture reduced to 3/4 cup.
5. Wash and soak rice in water for half an hour. In another pan boil rice with 2-3 teaspoon of saltClick to find more about salt and plenty of water. When rice is 1/2 cooked drain water, add 1/4 cup oil or butter and fluff with a fork to prevent the rice from sticking. Keep rice to one side.
6. In a large pan place 2 inch layer of rice at the bottom, then a layer of meat, tomatoes, and dried plums on top, repeating this until the meat and rice have been used up. Sprinkle coriander and mintClick to find more about mint leaves over the top layer of the rice Pour spiced water and kewra over the rice. Do not stir. Mix the food color with a little water and sprinkle over the rice.
7. Cover with a tight fitting lid and cook on medium heat for about 45 minutes to produce steam, then lower the heat to very low and cook for 20 minutes until the rice is tender.
8. Once the dish is cooked, leave it covered for a few minutes. Remove the lid, fluff up the rice with a fork and transfer to a serving dish.
9. Serve with Raita and green salad.



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There are 3 comment(s) for this recipe.
by Anonymous No Rating
lov it ! surely gona try hope it turns ot great this time....it luks yummy! In Sha Allah it'll! :)

Fri Jul 20, 2012

by pandazzzz 2/5 Stars
this is very yummy

Mon May 16, 2011

by Mrs N 5/5 Stars
I make SIndhi biryani , but will try this version as well it sounds wonderful.

Thu Aug 19, 2010


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