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How To Make "Biryani" Veg/Non Veg Type A La 'Alpa'

ONE-MAN show gives you a method to make "BIRYANI" a SLOW-BAKED OR STOVE-TOP layered rice dish with veg/non veg ingredients of your choice. ENJOY IT.
Ingredients
For the rice
  Basmati rice 210 Gram, rinsed
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Warm milk 1 Tablespoon (To soak the strands of saffron)
For the potato layer
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon (As needed to saute the potatoes)
  Potato 1 Medium, peeled, cubed
  Spice mix 2 Tablespoon (Indian spice mix)
For the second vegetable layer
  Green bell pepper/Red bell pepper 1 Medium, chopped diagonally
  Carrot 1 Medium, chopped diagonally
  Tomato 1 Medium, chopped
For the topmost layer
  Oil/Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 2 Medium
  Red onions 1⁄2 Medium, sliced
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
For the garnish
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chopped (To garnish)
  Cashew nuts 1 Tablespoon, split (Roasted in ghee/oil)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Roasted in ghee/oil)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a small bowl, pre-soak the rice for about 20 minutes, drain and set aside.
2. Soak a couple of strands of saffron in 1 tbsp of warm milk.

MAKING
3. In a large bowl, boil water on high for 6 minutes. Add the soaked and drained rice and cook for 12 minutes, stirring after 6 minutes.
4. Once done, drain through a strainer. Add the saffron soaked milk into the rice and set aside.
5. In a frying pan, heated with a couple of tbsp of oil, stir fry the potatoes with the spice mix until done. Set aside.
6. Similarly, stir fry the white onions, green bell pepper, carrot, and tomato with 2 tbsp of the Indian spice mix until done and set aside.
7. In a pan heated with oil or ghee, add cumin seeds, cardamom and sliced red onion. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
8. In a wide pot (Handi), layer the saffron-ed rice as the bottom layer. Put a layer of the spiced potatoes over the rice.
9. Follow this with another layer of rice and over the rice layer spread a layer of the carrot and bell pepper mixture.
10. Top it with another layer of rice and finally the sauteed onions as the final layer on top.
11. Sprinkle some freshly chopped cilantro, roasted cashews and raisins.
12. Cover the pot and slow cook the layered biryani on low heat for 60 minutes.

SERVING
13. Serve with fried papad, salad and pickle of your choice.

NOTE
Indian spice mix added consists of salt, red pepper, powdered cumin and coriander and garam masala mix.

Things You Will Need
1. Handi - covered pot to slow cook the biryani
2. Microwave oven

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
87 Minutes
Ready In: 
107 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Spicy Flavored Rice
Enjoy biriyani in a way so uncomplicated that this will be the next treat you cook. Biriyanis have always been a treat to most of us, but to cook it the way we liked it was always difficult. This recipe guides you through in a much easy and uninvolved process to make the biriyani you have desired for long.

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