Biryani is the more exotic of meals and is often served on special occasions. There are many versions of vegetable, meat and fish Biryani.You can expect to cook delicious biryani with Shoba's recipe as she is an excellent cook. This dish is infused with a host of aromatic spices as well as butter or ghee. Vegans can skip the butter, use water instead of yogurt & still enjoy this Biryani.
Biryani is often served with side dishes, like roasted potatoes, salads, Raita, sauces & chutneys of various flavors including, Tamarind Carrot Chutney.
Shobana has also provided a recipe for the masala, (curry powder), that is used to flavor Biryani. Shoba suggests that you use a coffee grinder to grind these seeds. The advantage of grinding your own seeds is that the flavors are fresh & stronger.
It may be a good idea to have separate coffee grinders for spices & coffee, to avoid a mish mash of flavors. If you want to take the easy way, you could also choose to use the ground spices that you purchase at stores.
For more of Shoba's recipes check:Delicious Pumpkin Soup Shobha's Easy Baked Beans Mince Kebaabs Shobha's Pea Dhall
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