It is one of my very old recipe but I keep changing few things here n there occassionaly. What surprises me is that it is one of the most easy recipe in the biryani category.
1- 2 Cups basmati rice (washed n soaked for 1-2 hours)
2- 4-5 Cups of water
3- 1/2 Tsp of each – Mace(Javitri) powder, green cardamom powder,
Black cardamom powder,cinnamon powder, clove powder, dry ginger
4- 1 Tsp Jeera(cumin seeds)
5- 1 Tsp Rai (mustard seeds)
6- 1 Tsp Haldi (Turmeric powder)
7- 1 Tsp black pepper powder
8- Salt 1 Tbsp or according to taste
9- 1 Tbsp Coriander powder
10- 1 Tbsp garam masala powder
11- 2 Medium red onion chopped finally
12- Fresh green curry leaves -10/15
13- 4 Medium size green chillies chopped finely
14- 6 – 8 Medium sized tomatoes chopped finely
15- 20 Cashews
16- 1/4 Cup very sweet green raisins
17- Butter or desi ghee 6-8 tbsp
18- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger garlic paste
19- 1 Cup fresh paneer cubes
1- Take a cooker and put it on high flame n heat it well.
2- Lower the flame and heat desi ghee or butter in it
3- Heat the butter and put no.3 to no.11 items one by by with 30 seconds interval
and keep stirring in between.
4- Fry till onions are little brown
5- Now add cashews, green chillies, curry leaves and fry well for 1 minute.
6- Now add salt and tomato too.
7- Fry for 2-3 minutes than add ginger garlic paste and keep frying till it all becomes
Fine paste itself and start leaving oil.
8- Now add raisins with paneer cubes, fry again for few times and add rice.
9- After one minute add 4-5 cups water to it and stir well.
10- Close the lid, on high flame take one whistle, on low flame take 2 whistles and close the flame.
*** Serve with onion raita.