Plain Biryani Rice/Plain Biryani Rice Recipe

We all love biryanis don't we..Atleast i do ..Give me any biryanis and ill be happy but i prefer homemade biryanis than restaurant ones...At times when we feel too rich to have  a biryani but still want that taste  this is what I do..I make this plain biryani rice and some butter chicken or chicken kurma along and there you have a scrumptious treat...
This biryani rice is not only tasty but so aromatic that as you open the lid you house is filled with a lovely aroma..I made this with Butter Chicken  and chicken tikka yesterday ..We all had a wonderful meal together...



Ingredients
1 1/2  cup good quality Basmati rice
1 large onion sliced thinly
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp shahijeera/black cumin seeds
8-9 pepper
1 " cinnamon stick
4-5 cloves
4-5 green cardamom crushed
1 javitri
1-2 star anise
2-3 bay leaves
juice of 1/2 lime
few saffron strands infused in 1/4 cup warm milk
cashews and almonds as needed
rose water 1-2 tsp
few drops of orange and yellow color(optional)
salt
oil

Method

  • Wash the rice well and soak for 30 mins
  • Drain all excess water and keep aside
  • In a vessel heat 6-7 cups of water 
  • Add the washed rice ,lime juice and all whole spices with salt.
  • Cook till 3/4 th done and drain all the water.
  • Put the drained rice in a vessel pour the saffron infused milk on the top most layer of the rice.
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tsp rose water and melted ghee.
  • Also add golden fried onions and nuts on top
  • Cover tight with a lid and place something heavy on the lid so that there is no room for the air to escape or you could seal the lid with wheat dough.
  • Keep the flame low and cook further for 15-20 min .
  • I usually cook in a non stick vessel with a tight lid so that no air escapes.
  • Open the lid and serve with any rich gravy of your choice.





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24 comments:

  1. wow...GLORIAAAAA...i am coming over right now.. biryani looks awesome and love love ur photos ..just feel like grabbing it

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  2. biryani is our all time favourite,

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  3. this looks amazing... biriyani without anything...

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  4. I really love basmati rice.. and of course biryani :)

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  6. perfectly cooked each grain of rice...I can feel the aroma

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  7. Yes to briyani anytime. Plain or with meat also I would love. I see the deliciousness in this plain type.

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  8. Oh Gloria, thank you so much for this rice recipe...I love how long and fluffy they are...gorgeous!
    Have a colorful day :)

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  9. love the texture of the rice dear,looks yumm with chicken :)

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  10. that looks so perfect...can't stop drooling

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  11. Delicious biriyani Gloria, love it.

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  12. after looking at this , last night was craving for biryani and made something with rice too. looks just absolutely yummy

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  13. Its flavorful, perfect and tempting!

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  14. delicious biriyani..the texture of the rice looks so perfect..

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  15. Beautiful biryani. I am gonna try it out soon. Love it. Yum yum :)

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  16. This is one of my favorite dishes. Totally love your recipe, got to give this a try!
    Super tempting pics :)

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  17. such a beautiful biryani .. yum yum.. dry fruits in that wow

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  18. Plain biryani you mean no masala,i thought no veggies.Yummy biryani dea

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