Kholdaar Machli Biryani
October 10, 2017
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Kholdaar Machli Biryani

On hearing ‘kholdaar machli biryani’ a Hindi speaking or understanding person will immediately visualize a whole fish biryani but only an Urdu speaker can know that kholdaar machli means lobster. Interesting, isn’t it?

Biryani has been in the traditional cookbook of Mughal and Nizami region for generations. There are majorly two kinds of this rice dish – pakki (cooked) wherein the cooked meat and cooked rice are layered; and kacchi (raw), which requires the raw rice, and raw marinated to be layered and cooked together.

The one that we’re going to make here is a typical kacchi biryani so the lobster and rice are cooked together. So lets get our spices and couldrons ready for some delicious biryani making!

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Lob-stir Rice
A slow cooked spiced rice dish with lobster.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Bengal
Passive Time 40 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Bengal
Passive Time 40 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Wash the rice.
  2. Heat desi ghee in a brass pot and sauté all the spices with onion, tomato, green chilies, ginger and garlic.
  3. Add lobster meat.
  4. Add approximately 1 liter of water in the pot and then add milk. Give it a boil and then add rice. Cook till water evaporates.
  5. Add saffron, yogurt and cover with a lid and cook it for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Allow the rice and meat to cook on slow heat.
  7. Serve hot.

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Binge eater by day and binge watcher by night, Ankita is fluent in food, film, and Internet. When she’s not obsessing over the hottest trends, tacos, and the perfect author’s bio, you can find her under a pile of Jeffery Archer’s novels or looking for the nearest wine shop.


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