Dilpasand Dal Biryani


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Dilpasand Dal Biryani recipe - How to make Dilpasand Dal Biryani

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Biryanis

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients
1 1/2 cups long grained rice (basmati)
1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 tbsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup curds (dahi)
1 tsp garam masala
4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp chopped and fried cashewnuts (kaju)

For Decoration
1/2 cup sliced and fried potatoes
1/2 cup sliced and fried onions
Method
    Method
  1. Soak the dal in enough water for 2-3 hours.
  2. Drain and cook in a deep pan in enough water, till the dal is cooked and tender. Keep aside
  3. Heat enough water in a deep pan, bring it to boil and add the rice.
  4. Cook till the rice is cooked. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadhai, add the onions and saute till they turn golden brown in colour.
  6. Cool and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  7. Heat the remaining oil in a kadhai, add the tomatoes, curd, ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  8. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or till the oil saperates.
  9. Add the garam masala and ground onion paste, mix well and cook for a while.
  10. Add the dal, mix well and saute for 2 min. Keep aside.
  11. In a deep pan, put 1/4 of rice then add dal masala and put remaining rice on it.
  12. Cover and cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes.
  13. Sprinckle fried potatoes and fried onions on top.
  14. Serve hot.


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This recipe was contributed by sofiya on 26 Jul 2011


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