The Best Biryani

The Best Biryani

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September 11, 2015

The Best Biryani 0 5 0


5 lbs goat meat or 5 lbs chicken

4 tablespoons canola oil

3 medium onions

2 teaspoons garlic paste

2 teaspoons ginger paste

2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1⁄4 cup yogurt

1 teaspoon chili powder

10 whole cloves

8 green cardamom pods

4 black cardamom pods

10 black peppercorns

1 teaspoon cumin powder

2 teaspoons coriander powder

2 teaspoons garam masala

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 cinnamon stick

4 teaspoons salt

2 bay leaves

10 dried plums

4 fresh green chilies

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

1 pinch saffron

9 cups basmati rice

15 cups water


1Soak rice for half an hour.

2Cook in rice cooker with 15 cups of water. Cook rice until almost done.

3Fry onions in oil until golden brown.

4Add ginger and garlic.

5Add chili powder, cloves, cardamom, pepper corn, cumin, curry, graham masala, coriander, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, dried plums, and salt.

6Add yogurt.

7Add tomatoes and cook until dry.

8Add meat.

9Add green chiles.

10Cook until meat is done and add water if needed.

11Add cilantro.

12Mix saffron with hot water.

13Layer rice and meat mixture and sprinkle with saffron mixture.

14Put in oven at 350°F for 20 minutes.




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