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Biriyani Getting Like Kichidi. Please Advice

Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by SaiNiharika, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Laks09

    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Is this cooker electric or stove top?
    Mom’s stovetop recipe -
    Soak rice in water for 45 mins and drain.
    While rice is soaking, heat a pan on stove top very well. Add 2 tsp oil. Add whole spices - clove/cinnamon/cardamom/saunf. Fry for a minute. Don’t burn. Add onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and fry until done. Cool and grind to a paste. You can fry a tsp of coconut/cashews etc to make it richer. Add 4/5 pudina leaves and handful Dhaniya leaves while grinding.
    Boil water(1:1.5 for basmathi/1.75 for regular). Heat cooker properly(otherwise ice will stick to the bottom). Add 2-3 tsp ghee and 2tbsp oil(or full ghee). Heat and add masala paste. When it changes color, add rice. Fry until it becomes opaque but doesn’t change color. Add desired veggies. Fry for a minute. Add the boiling water carefully. Close cooker lid but don’t add the weight. Let steam off until it slows down considerably but doesn’t completely stop. Switch off stove and then add weight. When the steam completely stops and you are able to open the lid, fluff with a fork and add fried onions/cashews/raisins.
    Alternatively, you can do the frying in a pan and add the rice to a rice cooker along with the boiling water and turn on. It will come out really well.
     
  2. Sunshine04

    Sunshine04 Platinum IL'ite

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    Coconut milk or paste should not be heated for a long time. That's when its ldl content increase.
    Ghee and coconut oil are good for health in moderation
     
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    Sunshine04 Platinum IL'ite

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    Basmati or jeeraga samba rice is tasty for biriyani.
    The rice has to be slightly fried ,so that it won't stick
     
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    Fry makes one think about food immersed in hot oil, whereas sautée says that one would have some oil, but thoroughly not enough to submerge anything that is added to the pan.

    Stir-fry is also not good when soaked rice is added to sautéed masala, because one should avoid stirring that would break up the rice in its weakened soaked state. Mix gently with a wooden spatula ? The rice grains have to be coated with the oil of the masala so that they wont stick together in their final cooked state.

    The same goes for vegetables.

    weirdly enough, the lyrics of "Don't Cry for me..." begins with:
    It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
    When I try to explain how I feel​
     
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  5. anika987

    anika987 IL Hall of Fame

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    There is no need to fry the rice.

    Fry the onions,masalas and veggies and add rice,water,salt and pressure cook it.

    Use basmati rice.

    Soak rice for sometime before adding it.

    For one cup rice,I add one and a half water.

    Rice comes out soft,separate and cooked beautifully.
     
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    Sauteed
     
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    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Alright Queen Victoria! sautée! Happy?
     
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    Thanks Laks09 for that details on how to cook biryani in a pressure cooker.

    I have a large rice cooker which I use and it works well. But when at someone else's place I have to make...

    Gonna try it your way this weekend.
     
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    :hello:I suggest avoid roll with laughter at such high speed lest it would call for ( coconut oil) massage .
    Thanks for appreciation.
    Regards.
    God to keeps entire world in EQILIBRIUM, by rolling it itself and around Star Sun.
     

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