Kofta Biryani

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A fragrant, delicious biryani that will leave you asking for more. Crisp bread koftas, a spicy gravy and steamed rice are layered in a dish that is topped with thick curd whisked with mint and coriander. This is baked until the flavors seep into one another. Serve hot! 

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time : 20 to 25 mins.   Baking Tempearature: 200°C (400°F).    Serves 4.
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    For the bread koftas

    1. Combine all the ingredients except the oil with a little of water if required. Mash well.
    2. Divide the mixture in 15 to 20 portions. Shape into even-sized rounds.
    3. Deep-fry in hot oil till they are golden brown in colour.
    4. Drain on absorbent paper. Keep aside.

    For the rice

    1. Cook the rice in 2 cups of hot water with the bayleaf, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and salt. Ensure that each grain of rice is separate. Keep aside.

    For the gravy

    1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cloves and cinnamon.
    2. Add the onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
    3. Add the ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seed powder and turmeric powder (haldi) sauté for 1 minute.
    4. Add the tomatoes and salt and cook till the oil separates.
    5. Add the curds and mix well, simmer for another 5 minutes.
    6. Add the green peas and mix well. Keep aside.

    How to proceed

    1. Whisk the curds, coriander and mint with 4 tablespoon of water. Keep aside.
    2. Arrange the gravy at the bottom of a baking dish.
    3. Top with the bread koftas and cover with the cooked rice.
    4. Top with the curds mixture.
    5. Cover with a lid and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 15 to 20 minutes.
    6. Serve hot.

    1. You could use a heavy bottom pan and cook on the gas on a very low flame if you do not want to use the oven.

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     on 31 Mar 14 05:45 PM

    i never thought that making a Biryani could be that easy... i always indulged in making those long recipe Biryanis which got me to a point where i even stopped think of making them... but after making this one... i can gladly say I LOVE MAKING BIRYANI and eating it too...
     on 03 Jan 13 09:57 AM

    Excellent biryani.
     on 02 Jun 12 08:53 AM

    I was pretty excited about the turn up of kofta in biryani, when I read the recipe. But was frankly disappointed with the koftas. It ( bread) gives a messy texture and odd taste in between the rice. My husband even refused to eat it, becoz it looked like meat! The rice was good like the regular veg biryani I do.
     on 13 Oct 12 10:43 AM

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