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Tikka Masala Biryani Rice Simplified

Today we take this complicated high class, royal dish, and simplify it so nearly anyone can make it. Bir in Biryani comes from the Sanskrit word meaning rice. It is perhaps the most complicated rice dish I have come across.   Ingredients 1 lb Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) OR boneless chicken breasts, chopped in 1 inch by 2-inch cubes 2 Tablespoons ghee 1 cinnamon stick 4 cloves 6-7 black peppercorns 1 cup white basmati rice 1 Tablespoon sea salt 10 oz Rupen's Tikka Masala curry sauce 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup fried onions 1 Tablespoon rose water 1 piece of charcoal 1 sq ft of aluminum foil, folded to form a small square 1/2 teaspoon sunflower oil 1/2 cup chopped...

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Potatoes and Peas pulao

Mummy makes this rice dish every winter, atleast a few times, some variations may exist, adding cauliflower instead of potato, or sometimes any other vegetable. As I write this recipe, I can smell this pulao..fresh green peas (if you can find) are best for this pulao, but I use frozen for convenience sake. If you are using fresh green peas, then add it along with rice so that they will get cooked as the rice gets prepared.Serves: 3Ingredients1 cup basmati rice (see my instructions on how to wash basmati rice)1 red onion thinly sliced, so almost about 1 cup of sliced red onion3 green cardamoms, partially crushed3 cloves1 teaspoon garam masala1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 teaspoon coriander powder1 Idaho potato, washed,...

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Palak Paneer Pulao

Usually I make this when I have leftover Palak Paneer, and unlike most, I don't like to eat the same stuff that I have prepared for every meal, once or twice is just enough...Ingredients1 bunch fresh spinach1 cup paneer, chopped in 1 inch cubes1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed in cold running water 3 times and cook in 2 cups water for about 12 minutes or until all water has been absorbed, set aside1 tablespoon cumin seeds1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste1 jalapeno, finely chopped2 tablespoons oilSalt to tasteInstructionsBring 6 cups of water to a boil in a 5 qt pot, when the water is boiling add spinach leaves and cook for 5 minutes. Stirring every minute. Take out leaves and...

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