Pulao and Biryani are my alternate choice for the weekend but I love to make another version of something in between and named “Riwayati Biryani” which is my mom special pilaf recipe(an authentic recipe) and our family favourite.This recipe doesn’t require any extra pot and preparation. The most simple and yummiest rice recipe you can try without any fear….I Promised!!
Meat/chicken : 1/2 kg
Rice: 1/2 kg (soaked for 1/2 an hour)
Whole Spice (Sabut Garam Masala):3-4 each
Red Chilli Pepper: According to taste(1/2 Tsp).
Onion: 1 sliced
Tomato: 1 small (chopped)
Ginger/Garlic paste:1 Tsp
Salt: According to taste
Green Cardamom (Sabz Ilaichi): 1 Tsp
Cumin (Zeera): 1 Tbs
Nutmeg (Jaifal) & Mace (Javitri):1/2 tsp
whole spice ( Sabut Garam Masala)= 1/2 tsp each
Grind the above ingredients in a coffee grinder, mix it with 1 cup yogurt, set aside.
In a pot heat oil, saute onion till light golden brown.
Add Whole (Sabut )garam masala, and meat and ginger and garlic paste, fry it until meat changes the colour.
Add chopped tomatoes, salt and red chilli powder.
Add required water and cook on the medium-low flame until meat tender.
Add yogurt masala and mixed it well, you can add green chillies and mint leaves(if you like). Carefully add soaked rice and mixed with meat & masala. Now add required water(1 inch above the rice). Check salt, it should be little salt-ish side when you taste the water. Cook on high flame until water absorbed.
Now turn the flame to very low flame for 15 minutes and sprinkle yellow food colour (zarda rung).
Mixed and serve hot with Salad, Raita and Chatni.It is similar to the Yakhni Pulao I posted a few months ago, but a little bit easier and quicker to make.