Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whole Masoor (puy lentils) Biryani


Ingredients:
1/4 cup Milk with Saffron,
2  cups Basmati Rice,
1/2  cup Whole Masoor, (puy lentils)
1 Potato,  (cut in sliced)
1/2 cup  Capsicum,(sliced)
2 tomato,(cut in sliced)
3 to 4 Onion sliced, (crisp fried)
1 Onion finally chopped,
1/2 cup Coriander chopped,
1/2 cup Mint(pudina) chopped,(optional) 
3 tbsp Vegetable Oil,
1 cup Yogurt, (beaten)
10-20 Raisin,
10 cashew nut, (fried)
3 tsp Biryani masala,
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder,
2 tsp. Red Chili powder,
1 Onion finally chopped,
1 tbsp Garlic chopped,
2-3 pieces cinnamon,
4 Cardamom,
2 Bay leaves,
1 tsp Cumin seeds,
3 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste,
1 tbsp Whipping cream,
Salt to taste,


Method:
* Soak Masoor for 2-3 hours.
* Add enough water & cook till masoor is soft, not too much cook.
* Drain the masoor, keep aside.
* Heat oil (2 tbsp) in a pan. Add  finely chopped onion, fry till golden brown.
* Add ginger garlic paste. Fry for a minute.
* Add masoor followed by turmeric, red chili Powder, biryani masala, and salt to taste. Fry for two minutes.
* Add yogurt (thick),raisins,whipping cream, mint, and cook till mixture becomes semi dry. keep aside.
* Now heat 1 tbsp of oil and fry cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, tejpatta.
* Add rice and fry a little, add enough water (double that of rice) and salt, cook till rice is done.
* Remove the rice and spread on plate.
* Peel the potato and cut to potato ,tomato and capsicum in long stick size.
* Deep fry potato chips lite golden brown.
* Capsicum also fry for 1 minute.
* Mix together chopped coriander and fried onion. Set aside.
* Take microwave safe large bowl and spread a layer of rice, capsicum, fry potato, fry onion.
* Cover with masoor mixture and alternate rice, capsicum, potato, onion and massor a couple of times.
* Top with saffron milk and ghee.
* Cover lid tightly and place  medium heat in microwave for about 5 t0 7 minutes.
* Garnish with cashew nut, coriander, fried onion, tomato.
* Serve with Onion garlic raita and papadum.

# Tips some time i not used microwave, i take large bowl and  mixed rice, masoor mixture, vegetables mix together and cover and left for 5 min its gives nice aroma.


8 comments:

Medeja said...

Lovely dish, I ll try it sometime :) I just dont know what should I do instead of microwaving?

Daksha said...

Thanks Medeja , Microwaving is optional , pls. read my Tips.

Medeja said...

Oh, ok now I got how to do it without microwaving :) I can imagine its a very nice dish

Peggy said...

This definitely sounds like a lovely dish! I'm definitely a fan of puy lentils!

Tamanna said...

mmmm i never heard of daal biriyani, is it khichri?
looks great!

Daksha said...

The difference between biryani and khichri is that while khichri may be made by cooking the daal and rice (only two item)together, biryani is used to denote a dish where the rice (plain or fried) is cooked separately from the thick sauce (Masoor daal or vegetables). The curry and the rice are then brought together and layered resulting in a dish of the contrasting flavours of unflavored rice ....

German Mama said...

I like to try "rice & beans" versions from around the world. This sounds yummy!

Vibey @ Yumbo McGillicutty said...

Oh my goodness, I love biryani and this looks fit for a king! I've never had lentil biryani. I'll definitely try!

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