I thought of showing you all a post of how to cook basmati rice for making traditional briyani, since I will be posting lots of briyani recipe in the future..It is not that hard to cook rice, but you should be a little careful, because the rice will cook so much faster this way..I am giving you step by step recipe with pictures, which will be more helpful for you..So here you go to the recipe..
Good Quality Basmati Rice – 500 gms
Salt -2 tblspn
Oil- 1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
Cloves / Krambu – 6
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera – 1 tsp
Cardamom / Yelakai – 6 crushed
Whole Pepper – 1 tsp
Wash basmati rice is lots of water to remove all the starch from it. Soak this in water for 30 mins. Drain this and set aside.
Take a huge pot. Add lots of water and bring it to rolling boil.
Add salt, oil and all whole spices in it.
Add in the drained rice and boil it rapidly for 7-8 mins. The rice will be three fourth cooked.
Drain it in a colander . Make sure you remove all water from it.
Spread it on a big plate and allow it to cool completely.
Use this rice for briyani or any pulav..
1)The rice will take less than 10 mins to cook,so keep an eye on them.
2)For briyani, the rice should have some bite to it. (ie) it should be cook on the outside but the inside should be a little hard.
3)Make sure you add lots of salt to the rice, this makes the rice flavourful in the briyani.
4) Use a fine mesh colander for straining the rice.
|Take all your ingrediants|
|Use good quality basmati rice..Soak it for 30 mins|
|heat water in a large pot|
|add lots of salt|
|add all your spices|
|add in drained rice|
|boil it rapidly|
|till rice is 3/4th cooked|
|drain in a colander|
|Spread on a plate and cool down|
|Use for your recipes...|