How to cook Basmati Rice for Biriyani

Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Fennel seeds – ¼  tsp
  • Cinnamon (Karuvapatta) – 1 inch stick
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Bay leaves – 1
  • Cloves – 3
  • Star anise – 2
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Water
  • Salt

 

Method: (With Step-by-step pics)


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Wash Basmati rice well. Take a deep bowl with water and soak rice in it for 1 hr. (Vary the quantity of rice as per the recipe you are using)

 

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Heat water  in a deep bottomed pan. More the quantity of water, better. When water becomes hot add the whole spices, oil and salt

 

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Bring water to boil

 

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Strain water from socked rice and add it to boiling water.

 

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Cook on high flame

 

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Cook until rice is almost 75% cooked (it will be cooked again in the biriyani recipe)

 

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Switch off the stove and drain water. Now the rice is ready to be used for Biriyani recipe!!!!

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