My Kitchen: Biryani and Gravy

I was really bored the other afternoon, and was too lazy to go hog outside. So decided to cook something for myself really fast, and decided to make simple Biryani and some gravy to go along with it. So here’s the simple recipe for a delicious meal.

Rice:

Ingredients Required
1 Onion (chopped or diced), diced vegetables (Potatoes, Carrots, etc.), 1/2 cup Basmati rice (soaked), Cumin seeds, Maggi Masala cube (if available), Garam Masala powder, Coriander powder, Cumin powder, Chili powder, Salt, Ghee/Butter.

Procedure
In a pressure cooker, heat some ghee or butter and add some cumin seeds. Once the seeds pop, add the onions and fry them until golden brown. Add the vegetables and fry them for a couple of minutes. Next add all the masala and chilli powder, and mix well. Now add the soaked rice and add appropriate amount of water for the rice. Add salt and mix well. Close the cooker lid and let it simmer. Turn the flame off after two whistles. Once the cooker opens, garnish with some ghee or butter, and chopped coriander. Your Biryani is ready!! 😀

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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Gravy:

Ingredients Required
1 Onion, a handful of peanuts and cashew nuts, Maggi Masala cube (if available), Garam Masala powder, Coriander powder, Cumin powder, Chili powder, 1 spoon Curd, Salt, Oil/Butter.

Procedure
Put the onion, peanuts and cashew nuts in a mixer grinder and make a fine paste. Heat some ghee or butter in a pan and fry the cumin seeds. Next add the paste and let it cook for a while. Add all the masala, chilli powder and salt and simmer it for 10 more minutes. Finally add the curd and cook for another couple of minutes. Add some cooking colour if desired. Garnish with cashew nuts and coriander. Yummilicious gravy is ready 😀

Preparation Time: 1 minute

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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