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Apricot Biryani With Onion Sauce

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Ingredients
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Basmati rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Chili paste 1 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cashews 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped apricots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shallots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped mint 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Portobello mushrooms 6
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chili paste 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coconut milk 3 Tablespoon
  Soy milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

For the rice:
1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear, soak in warm water for 10 minutes.
2.Add the rice in a pot filled with boiling salted water.Cook until tender, takes about 6-10 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, melt the butter with the curry paste, cardamom, and cloves in a saucepan.
4.Once the rice is done toss with the butter mixture until evenly coated. Keep warm until ready to serve.
5. Just before serving add cashews, pumpkin seeds, apricots, shallots, coriander and mint leaves.

For the mushrooms:
1.Brush the mushrooms with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the mushrooms for 7 minutes.
4.Serve the mushrooms on a bed of rice with Onion Sauce and Chutney.

For the Onion Sauce:
1.Melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until golden brown.
2.Add the chili paste, ground cloves, and ground cardamom and cook mix.
4.Pour in the vegetable broth and coconut milk. Raise the heat to high and simmer for 10 minutes.
5.Remove the pan from the heat add the soy milk and salt. Puree in a blender until smooth.

Note:
*If you dont find these mushrooms you can omit them.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Subtitle: 
APRICOT BIRIYANI with ONION SAUCE

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