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: 
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Baking Time : 20 to 25 mins.
Baking Tempearature: 200°C (400°F).
Serves 4.
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Ingredients

Method

    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.

    Tips
    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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    4 reviews received for Kofta Biryani
    3 FAVOURABLE REVIEWS

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     Reviewed By
    FoodsieMarch 31, 2014

    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...

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    Krupa.June 02, 2012

    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.

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    Reviewed January 03, 2013by shreya_the foodie

    Excellent biryani.

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    Reviewed March 31, 2014by Foodsie

    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...

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    Reviewed October 13, 2012by Payal Thakkar

    Tell us what you like about this recipe like taste, texture, ease of cooking, occasion you cooked it for. Did your family and friends enjoy this recipe?

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    Reviewed June 02, 2012by Krupa.

    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.

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