Layered Bread Kofta Biryani by Tarla Dalal

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Sep. 21, 2015

Layered Bread Kofta Biryani, a delicious indian recipe that will leave you asking for more and more.

Ingredients

For the bread koftas
Bread slices 4 , torn into pieces
Finely chopped onions 2 Tablespoon
Finely chopped green chillies 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Yogurt 1 Tablespoon
Sodium bicarbonate 1 Pinch
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
For the rice
Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Bay leaf 1
Cinnamon stick 1 Small
Cloves 2
Salt To Taste
For the gravy
Oil 3 Tablespoon
Cinnamon stick 1 Small
Cloves 2
Sliced onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Sliced tomatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Fresh yogurt 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , whisked
Boiled green peas 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
To be mixed into a curd dressing
Fresh yogurt 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped mint leaves 2 Tablespoon
Finely chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste

Directions

MAKING

For the bread koftas Combine all the remaining ingredients with 2 tsp of water in a deep bowl and mix till the mixture binds well.

Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.

Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, a few koftas at a time on a medium flame till they turn brown in color from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper and set aside.

For the rice Soak the rice in enough water in a deep bowl for 15 minutes. Drain well and keep aside.

Boil 2 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, add the bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, rice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the rice is well cooked and all the moisture has evaporated, while stirring occasionally. Set aside.

For the gravy Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cinnamon and cloves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the tomatoes turn soft and the oil separates, while stirring occasionally.

Lower the flame, add the curds, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

Add the green peas, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

Assembling Put the rice in a greased microwave-safe bowl and spread it evenly.

Pour the prepared gravy over it and spread it evenly.

Arrange the koftas over the gravy at regular intervals and press them lightly.

Finally top it with the prepared curd dressing evenly over it.

Cover it with a microwave-safe lid and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

SERVING

Serve with raita.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4