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    The Best Biryani

    The Best Biryani. Photo by PrairieHarpy

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    Rabia's Note:

    When I make this recipe, I take out so many spices but it is well worth it. My family and friends can't get enough.

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    1. 1
      Soak rice for half an hour.
    2. 2
      Cook in rice cooker with 15 cups of water. Cook rice until almost done.
    3. 3
      Fry onions in oil until golden brown.
    4. 4
      Add ginger and garlic.
    5. 5
      Add chili powder, cloves, cardamom, pepper corn, cumin, curry, graham masala, coriander, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, dried plums, and salt.
    6. 6
      Add yogurt.
    7. 7
      Add tomatoes and cook until dry.
    8. 8
      Add meat.
    9. 9
      Add green chiles.
    10. 10
      Cook until meat is done and add water if needed.
    11. 11
      Add cilantro.
    12. 12
      Mix saffron with hot water.
    13. 13
      Layer rice and meat mixture and sprinkle with saffron mixture.
    14. 14
      Put in oven at 350°F for 20 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 05, 2010


      It was ,no doubt, the best biryani ever. It just had the taste of a restaurant biryani. The meat was completely tender and I disagree with everyone who thinks the rice quantity was more, because it turned out to be perfect for me. Please post some more recipes of different kinds of biryani. Thanks a lot..

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    • on June 27, 2011


      I just tried out this recipe this weekend for my friends and they LOVED it, but I didn't make 9 cups of rice I added exactly half of that and it turned out FANTASTIC every body enjoyed it and I thought its awesome... thank you for the great recipe :)

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    • on March 20, 2014

      A good recipe - however mine looked a little different to the photo but tasted very nice. Biryani takes a long time to make and you need patience. The best biryani in London has got to go to Kadiri's in London who claim to be the Kings of biryani. Time to travel back to NW London - shame I live so far away.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Biryani

    Serving Size: 1 (471 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 494.1
    Calories from Fat 75
    Total Fat 8.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 65.0 mg
    Sodium 579.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    Sugars 5.0 g
    Protein 31.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    green cardamom pods

    black cardamom pods

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