Friday, November 25, 2011

Bombay biryani

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1 1/2 cups basmati rice soak for 1/2 hour
1 tbsp salt
water 1" above the rice level

Cook the rice separate with 1 tbsp salt in water about 1" above the rice level. Cook until more than half cooked, remove from heat and drain the water if there is any.

2 tbsp ghee or oil
2 cups meat cut into cubes
1 cup onion
1 cup tomatoes
1 cup potatoes cut into cubes
1 tbsp ginger grated or paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1/2 cup yogurt whipped
2 tbsp biryani mix *
1 1/2 cups water *

Heat ghee or oil and fry the onions till golden. Then add the tomatoes and fry till it softens. Add meat, ginger, garlic, potatoes, yogurt and biryani mix. Fry for about 10 minutes then add 1 1/2 cups water and cook on low heat till meat is tender.
* If making chicken reduce the amount of water to 1 cup and cook covered. Increase the heat and make the gravy thick.

Spread the cooked meat and curry in a pot then layer the rice, make two layers. Cover the pot tight and cook on low heat till rice is fully cooked. Mix before serving.
This rice can be served with raita yogurt salad.

* Recipe adapted from Shan Bombay biryani packet. It is sometimes convenient to use these types of spice mixtures that has lots of flavour.

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63 comments:

  1. Ready made mix surely simplifies cooking and saves so much time. The biryani looks nice.


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  2. I'm a huge fan Shan biryani masala's and simply can't do without them.Biryani looks delicious.

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  3. Hi Akheela, I love biryani rice too. Your look so delicious and tempting. I'm going for mutton biryani tonight to celebrate my son's belated birthday.

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  4. The biryani looks awesome. Very tempting indeed :)

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  5. Yummy biryani, looks really irresistible!

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  6. Please serve me a large bowl of this and fedex it to me! Yes, I want some. What a lovely biryani!

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  7. Never knew of this version A. Looks lovely and very scrumptious. I like the idea of using ready made mix.

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  8. Biryani looks delicious. We too use Shaan masalas sometimes and is very useful :)

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  9. I have never heard of this before and it sounds fantastic!
    Rita

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  10. I love Shan bombay biryani spice mix too! makes life so much easier yet so tasty and easy to prepare;_0 your biryani looks absolutely delicious, Akeela.

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  11. akeela readymade bombay masalaa with Biriyani looks tempting and delicious

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  12. Love the version,flavorful and super yum

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  13. I always use store bought biriyani masala. looks heavenly.

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  14. So convenient to use ready made spices and tastes great too....

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  15. I love biryani and this one looks super delicious:)!

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  16. I love biryani's and yours looks good Akheela.
    I might have to find a substitute for Shan's though, I've never seen it anywhere.
    Thank You for this recipe.

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  17. you astound me with your courageous recipes!

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  18. Yes, some of the spice mixtures really work well. Sounds yum!

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  19. wow....sounds very tempting n heavenly..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  20. biryani looks so good... delicious..

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  21. Sounds Delicious and comforting food for this weather...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  22. Biryani is yummy. Loved the clicks.

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  23. I just love ready to go mixes. Some are soo good and it helps a lot to use them on a busy working day. Dinner on the table in no time. I’ll be looking for this mix; sounds like a winner!

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  24. Wow al these biryanis you post all delish sister! hugs!

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  25. Biriyani is awesome! :) Favorite, anytime!

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  26. Readymade mix makes our life easier, briyani looks super flavourful and inviting.

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  27. The Biryani looks delicious. I joined the giveaway..

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  28. Wonderful biryani - looks absolutely mouthwatering!

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  29. Oh my goodness, what a delicious recipe! Nicely done, looks very yummy!

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  30. Pls dear just pass me the plate and no comments tis time :)

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  31. There are so many ways in cooking briyani and no matter how many versions, I love them all! Yummy.

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  32. Delicious n mouthwatering biryani.

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  33. Very tempting for me, esp with all the ingredients, all the more the potatoes.

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  34. As much as I love briyani, I have not attempted to make it by myself yet... yours look delicious... I have to make a mental note to try this very soon.

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  35. Its nothing like homemade biryani..Luv the bombay masala ,i have tried it once..

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  36. HUGE biryani fan - need to try this on my own.

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  37. will soon try this minus the meat.. I love using Shan Biryani mix, makes life very easy!
    Love Ash.

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  38. I need to shake up my cooking this coming year. Pasta's grand - but too much of a good thing can lead to not appreciating it. This biryani is a great place to start.

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  39. Bombay biryani is one of my favorite types of biryanis. Hope you have been well! :)

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  40. I luv briyanis. like this variety too. will try adding vegetables :)

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  41. I have heard about it. But Just now looking into the recipe. Thanks for sharing. Who says no to biryani?

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  42. Looks delish!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  43. Mmmmmmm...this sounds so flavorful! Another winner.

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  44. What a lovely biryani...delicious flavors :)

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  45. It's probably not nice to say this, but I'm drooling. Seriously.

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  46. That biriyani looks seriously good!!

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  47. The Biriyani looks awesome!I love using Shan's biriyani mixes and always keep a packet handy in my pantry.Generally,it is the plain Chicken Biriyani mix that I use - so the Bombay Biriyani mix is next on my list to be tried:)Lovely!

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  48. You really have tasty dishes on your blog. Biryani is one of my favourite.How do you manage so many friends. When my daughter and husband see me on the computer they look at me like I am a young teenager wasting my time on the computer.Would I be able to do justice if I follow you. Let's check it out and I would love if you do the same.

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