January 26, 2012

How to make Shahi Dum Biriyani with Cheese Raita

Learn how to make Shahi Dum Biriyani with Cheese Raita. There are various types of wonderful recipes available Worldwide. It is usually found that food lovers want to taste the delicacies around the world but don't have enough options to choose from their favorite recipes. Indian food is known for its good variety of tastes. I always believe that the best things in life are always the simple food. Some simple foods can make a world of difference and spice up entire dish. You can change some of the ingredients to add some variety to this recipe if you serve it often. It is simple to make something to eat.

So, here it is homemade Indian traditional Shahi Dum Biriyani. It is pure vegetarian shahi biriyani, with the richness of cheese, butter and paneer – cottage cheese. It has to be served with rich and creamy Cheese Raita.
Preparation time – 30 minutes
Cooking time – 30 minutes
Serves – 4 people

Ingredients to make Shahi Dum Biriyani:

2 table spoon oil
2 table spoon butter
½ tea spoon cumin seeds
2 tea spoon green chilly finely chopped
2 onion finely chopped
½ cup tomato puree
½ capsicum finely chopped
2 boiled potatoes finely chopped
½ cup boiled green peas
1 cup basmati rice
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon boiled green peas
¼ cup carrot par boiled and finely chopped
2 tea spoon cashew nuts – roasted in butter
2 tea spoon raisins soaked
¼ tea spoon turmeric powder
¼ cup cheese – cut in small cubes
½ cup paneer – cottage cheese – small cubes
1 tea spoon biriyani masalo
1 tea spoon red chili powder

For garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander leaves
fried paneer pieces
Roasted cashew nuts
Fried onion slice

Ingredients to make Cheese Raita:

1 ½ cup curd
2 table spoon full cream
2 table spoon cheese spread
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method to make Shahi Dum Biriyani:

  1. Soak rice and cook it. When cooked let it cool at room temp.
  2. In other pan heat oil and butter and add cumin seeds. When it crackles add onion and fry till light brown in colour.
  3. Now add tomato puree and let it cook properly.
  4. Add all chopped vegetables and dry spices. Mix well and cook properly.
  5. Add boiled rice, cheese cubes and paneer cubes. Mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Put pan on tavi – griddle and add butter on rice. Now make smoking effect with the help of coal and close the lead. Cook on very slow flame for 5 minutes with griddle.
  7. After that remove smoke and garnish with dry fruits, fried onion, paneer and coriander.
  8. Hot and smoky Shahi Dum Biriyani is ready to serve. Serve it with Cheese Raita.

Method to make Cheese Raita:

  1. Mix all the ingredients of raita in a bowl and serve with shahi dum biriyani.
Tips for cheese raita:
  1. You can add grated cucumber, carrot and capsicum to make it more healthy.

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