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Kholdaar Machli Biryani Recipe

Kholdaar Machli Biryani

Biryani of lobster and fragrant rice. This is the Karachi version.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Easy

Ingredients of Kholdaar Machli Biryani

  • 1 kg basmati rice
  • 250 gm desi ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mace
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom
  • 2 nos. black cardamom
  • 1 tsp red chilli, crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 4 whole lobsters (small size, with head & tail)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • 1 cup yogurt

How to Make Kholdaar Machli Biryani

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1.
Wash the rice. Add desi ghee and saute all the spices with onion, tomato, green chillies, ginger and garlic in a brass pot. Add lobster meat.
2.
Add approx 1 litre of water in the pot, then add milk.
3.
Give it a boil, then add rice. Cook till water evaporates.
4.
Add saffron, yogurt and cover with a lid and cook it for 15-20 mins. Allow to cook on slow heat.
5.
Serve hot.
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