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Masala Karachi Biryani.

Ingredients:
-Falak Extreme Basmati Rice 500g
-Water as required
-Boiling water as required
-Namak (Salt) 1 tbs
-Sirka (Vinegar) 2 tbs
-Cooking oil 2 tsp
-Hari mirch (Green chillies) 5-6
-Adrak (Ginger) 1 inch piece
-Lehsan (Garlic) 7-8 cloves
-Water 2-3 tbs
-Cooking oil ½ Cup
-Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs
-Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
-Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1
-Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
-Laung (Cloves) 2-3
-Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
-Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3
-Tamatar (Tomatoes) sliced 2 medium
-Water 1 Cup or as required
-Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tbs or to taste
-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
-Garam masala powder 1 tsp
-Chicken stock cube 1
-Aalo (Potatoes) peeled 250g
-Aalo bukhara (Dried plums) 8-10
-Dahi (Yogurt) whisked ¼ Cup
-Lemon juice 3 tbs
-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
-Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 1-2 tbs
-Chicken ½ kg
-Zarda ka rang (Food color) ½ tsp
-Tamatar (Tomato) sliced 1 medium
-Lemon slices 3-4
-Hari mirch (Green chillies) 4-5
-Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 2 tbs
-Javitri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tsp
-Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed ½ tbs
-Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
-Cooking oil 2 tbs

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Directions:
- In a bowl,add rice,water,wash thoroughly and soak for 20 minutes then strain soaked rice & set aside.
-In boiling water,add salt,vinegar,cooking oil and mix well.

-Add soaked rice,mix well & boil until 3/4th done (8-10 minutes) then strain & set aside.
-In spice mixer,add green chillies,ginger,garlic and water,blend well to make paste & set aside.
-In a pot,add cooking oil,cumin seeds,black cardamom,star anise,cinnamon sticks,cloves,black peppercorns,green cardamom,tomatoes,ground chilli paste and mix well.
-Add water,cover & cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.
-Add salt,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,chicken stock cube and mix well.
-Add potatoes and mix well,cover and cook on medium flame until potatoes are half done (8-10 minutes).
-Add dried plums,yogurt,lemon juice and mix well.
-Add fresh coriander,mint leaves and mix well.
-Add chicken,mix well and cook on high flame for 8-10 minutes.
-Add food color and mix well.
-Add tomato,lemon slices,green chillies and mint leaves.
-In small bowl,add mace powder,cumin seeds,nutmeg powder and mix well.
-In pot,add half quantity of spice mix,boiled rice,remaining spice mix and boiled rice,cooking oil,cover and steam cook on low flame for 12-15 minutes.
-Serve with raita & salad!
 
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