Special toor dal biryani

Special toor dal biryani

Hardcore biryani lovers are ready to experiment with a variety of ingredients and flavours to nail the perfect plate of biryani. Toor dal biryani is a favourite of vegetarians. Here is the recipe for delicious toor dal biryani.

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1 cup basmati rice

¼ cup toor dal/yellow lentils

2 potatoes

2 onions

1 cup oil

1 tbsp ghee

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp ginger paste

½ tsp garlic paste

½ tsp green chillies (crushed)

½ inch cinnamon

1 black cardamom pod

¼ tsp turmeric powder

2 cups water

1 tsp salt

½ tsp garam masala (optional)

1 tbsp coriander leaves


Soak the rice and toor dal for 30 minutes

Heat oil and fry the potatoes and onions

Heat ghee in a pan

Add cumin, ginger paste, garlic paste and crushed green chillies

Sauté for 30 seconds

Into it add cinnamon, black cardamom and turmeric powder

Now add the soaked toor dal and rice

Pour 2 cups water and add salt as well

Mix well

When the water begins to boil, reduce heat and cook until water reduces

Into it add fried potatoes, onions and garam masala

Mix well

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Enjoy the delicious toor dal biryani with refreshing yoghurt raita.  

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