Eid Special Moti Biryani

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-Falak Extreme Basmati Rice 500g

-Water as required

-Boiling water as required

-Falak Pink salt 1 & ½ tsp

-Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp

-Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1

-Podina (Mint leaves) 2 tbs

Prepare Meatballs:

-Boneless chicken cubes 500g

-Pyaz (Onion) fried 2-3 tbs

-Hari mirch (Green chillies) 3-4

-Falak Pink Salt ½ tsp or to taste

-Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp

-Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tsp

-Falak Black pepper fine ground 1 tsp

-Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tsp

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) handful

-Cooking oil 3-4 tbs

Prepare Biryani Masala:

-Tez patta (Bay leaves) small 2

-Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4

-Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1

-Laung (Cloves) 5-6

-Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3

-Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 2

-Shahi zeera (Caraway seeds) 1 tsp

-Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 1 tsp

-Aloo bukhara (Dried plums) 2-3

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste

-Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 & ½ tsp

-Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 & ½ tsp

-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp

-Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp

-Falak Pink salt ½ tsp or to taste

-Javitri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tsp

-Cooking oil 1 tbs

-Kaju (Cashew nuts) 10-12

-Kishmish (Raisins) 2-3 tbs

-Ghee (Clarified butter) ½ Cup

-Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2-3 medium

-Tamatar (Tomatoes) sliced 2 medium

-Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 & ½ tbs

-Hari mirch (Green chilli) paste 1 & ½ tbs

-Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup

-Lemon juice 2 tbs

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs

-Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 1-2 tbs

-Hari mirch (Green chillies) 2

-Zarda ka rang (Orange food color) ½ tsp or as required

-Biryani essence ½ tsp substitute: kewra essence

-Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 1-2 tbs

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs

-Hari mirch (Green chillies) 2-3

-Ghee (Clarified butter) 1-2 tbs

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped



-In a bowl,add rice,water,wash thoroughly & soak for 30 minutes then strain soaked rice & set aside.

-In boiling water,add pink salt,cumin seeds,black cardamom,mint leaves & mix well.

-Add soaked rice,mix well & boil until 3/4th done (5-6 minutes) then strain & set aside.

Prepare Meatballs:

-In a chopper,add chicken,fried onion,green chillies,pink salt,coriander powder,cumin powder,black pepper powder,ginger garlic paste,fresh coriander & chop well.

-Grease hands with oil,take small quantity of mixture (10g) & make small meatballs of equal sizes.

-In a frying pan,add cooking oil & fry meatballs on medium flame until golden & set aside (makes 52).

Prepare Biryani Masala:

-In a jar,add bay leaves,green cardamom,black cardamom,cloves,cinnamon sticks,star anise,caraway seeds,black peppercorns,dried plums,red chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,turmeric powder,nutmeg powder,pink salt,mace powder,cover & shake well.Biryani masala is ready!

-In a frying pan,add cooking oil,cashew nuts,raisins & fry until golden & set aside.

-In a pot,add clarified ghee & let it melt.

-Add onion & fry on medium flame until light golden.

-Add tomatoes,ginger garlic paste,green chilli paste,mix well & cook for 2-3 minutes.

-Add yogurt,prepared biryani masala,mix well & cook on medium flame until oil separates (2-3 minutes).

-Add fried meatballs,mix well & cook for 1-2 minutes.

-Add lemon juice,fresh coriander,mint leaves,green chillies,fried nuts,boiled rice,orange food color, biryani essence,mint leaves,fresh coriander,green chillies,fried nuts & clarified butter,cover with kitchen cloth & lid and steam cook on low flame for 12-15 minutes.

-Garnish with fresh coriander & serve!


Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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