Basmati Rice, Chawal, Briyani Rice, Tilda,1Kg
Basmati Rice is an important aspect of life in the Southeast and other Asia countries. Basmati Rice is used to prepare various Indian rice based dishes.Basmati is long-grained rice with a fine texture and is one of the costliest rice in the world. The dishes prepared with the basmati rice is delicious as a side dish, especially with Indian and Middle Eastern meals, because the grains remain separate and firm even when cooked through and tender.The cooked grains are dry and fluffy, so they make a nice bed for Curries and sauces. Cooked grains of Basmati rice are characteristically free flowing rather than sticky, as with the most non-basmati long-grained rice. Cooked basmati rice can be easily identified by its fragrance.Basmati Rice has a “medium” glycemic index, thus making it more suitable for diabetics as compared to certain other grains and products made from white flour.This delightful rice is so simple to prepare with its longer, whiter grains that cook up light, fluffy and separate.
How to use basmati Rice ?
To get the better taste and look soak basmati rice in water for 10 minutes before cooking.
Culinary use of Basmati rice:
• Basmati Rice is also used to prepare sweet dishes like Kheer .
• Basmati Rice is a staple diet of Indians.
• Basmati Rice is used to prepare many types of fragrance rice like cumin rice, steamed saffron rice, and plain rice.
• Basmati Rice is also used to prepare a delicious recipe known as “khichri” by cooking it with toor dal or any kind of Lentils .
• Basmati Rice is so versatile to use in making different types of Indian cuisine like varieties of pulao or pilaf, matar pulao , chicken birayani, vegetable pulao ect.
Indian recipe: Hyderabad Biryani recipe :
Main Ingredients :
• 350 gms Basmati Rice
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
• 1 cup Curd
• 200 gms Potatoes
• 200 gms Carrots
• 100 gms Onions
• 4 Green Chilies
• 30 gms Ginger
• 20 gms Garlic
• 1 tsp Saffron
• 2 tbsp Milk
• 50 gms Almonds
• 1/3 cup Mint ( Pudina leaves )
• 1/3 cup Coriander Leaves
• 4 tsp Rose Water
• 50 gms Cashew Nuts
• 25 gms Raisins
• 120 gms Ghee
• Salt To taste
How to make hyderabad biryani :
Wash and soak the basmati rice for 1/2 .Drain the water. Put the rice, some more water and add half the whole garam masala and salt in a pan.Bring the rice to a boil and cook until the rice is done. Drain and keep aside.Dice the peeled potatoes and carrots and wash them. Slice the onions and green chilies.Now Peel ginger and garlic and chop finely.Then Chop the coriander and mint leaves.Soak the almonds in water for 1/2 hr and keep aside.Beat the curd in a bowl and divide into two equal portions.Now Dissolve saffron in warm milk and add it to one portion of the curd mixture.Heat ghee, add the remaining garam masala and sauté over medium heat until it begins to crackle.Add onions until golden brown. Then add garlic, green chilies, ginger, and stir for a minute.Add chili powder,turmeric and saute for half a minute add the chopped vegetables and stir for a minute.Add the portion of plain curd, stir, add 2/3 cup water, and bring to a boil, then simmer until the vegetables are cooked.Add the dry fruits and nuts when the vegetables are done.In the handi with the cooked vegetables, sprinkle little saffron curd, mint and coriander.Then spread half the rice and again sprinkle the remaining saffron-curd, mint and coriander and top it with the remaining rice.Place a moist cloth on top, cover the lid tightly so that it gets sealed.Put the handi on dum in a pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes.Serve hot.
Other recipes made from Basmati rice are:
Other Indian names of basmati rice are: Chawal, Basmati rice, Basmati-Reis,Briyani rice.
Type: Long grains
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