When it comes to a lavish rice meal, nothing beats biryani. Hyderabadi biryani is the cherry on top; just the sight of it makes one salivate. This biryani is a culinary tradition in and of itself, brimming with enticing aromas and flavours of whole spices at every stage of preparation - from marinating veggies, chicken and mutton to preparing rice. However, the majority of us believe that Hyderabadi food is only for those who enjoy meat, but we're here to disprove that notion. Today, we bring you a delectable Hyderabadi Qubooli that is ideal for enhancing your lunch or dinner spread. Comparing it to a non-vegetarian biryani, the flavours, tastes, and aroma are just as delectable.
This biryani is made of rice that has been mixed with chana dal and flavoured with fragrant ingredients like saffron, rose, and a few whole spices. Although making this special dish takes some time, it is definitely worth it. So, let's get started with the recipe below. Take a look.
Hyderabadi-Style Biryani Recipe: How To Make Veg Hyderabadi Qubooli
To begin with, wash and soak the basmati rice for about 2-3 hours. Once soaked, drain and set aside. Now heat enough water in a pan, add oil, salt to taste, and cook on medium flame. Stir occasionally. Drain, add ghee, and mix well.
For chana dal, wash and soak chana dal for 2 hours, drain once done. Keep aside. Now, heat enough water in a pan, add oil, turmeric powder and cook for 10 mins. Stir occasionally. Drain and keep aside.
After it, heat ghee in a pan, add sliced onion, ginger-garlic paste, cardamom and cinnamon, and saute for a few seconds. Then add haldi, garam masala, red chilli powder, cumin powder and saute again. Lower the flame, add curd, and mix well.
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