How to make Rice for Biryani -

Biryani, the authentic South Indian dish is supposed to be made to perfection and cooked with love. The rice is the main element thus a separate recipe as to how to nail that ingredient

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Rice for Biryani

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Rice for Biryani Recipe

  • Basmati rice , soaked for 15-20 minutes and drained 1 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Caraway seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Saffron strands a few


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaves, cloves, green cardamoms, peppercorns and caraway seeds and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add 5 cups water, salt and saffron, mix and bring the mixture to boil.

Step 3

Add rice, mix and cook till ¾ done. Drain in a colander.

Step 4

Spread on a tray, cool and use as required.

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