Layered Masoor Biryani

Layered Masoor Biryani

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Layered Masoor Biryani recipe - How to make Layered Masoor Biryani

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1 1/2 cups masoor (whole red lentil)
1 cup cooked rice
2 onions , sliced
3 tomatoes , finely chopped
8 garlic (lehsun) cloves , finely chopped
1/2 cup curds (dahi)
2 tsp biryani masala
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3 tsp oil
salt to taste
1/2 tsp yellow food colour
1 onion , sliced and fried for garnishing
chopped coriander (dhania) for garnishing

  1. Clean, wash and soak the masoor in enough luke warm water for 2 hours.
  2. Divide the rice into 2 portions and add the yellow colour to one portion of rice and mix well.
  3. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the garlic and onions and saute till the onions turn pink in colour.
  6. Add the tomatoes and saute for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the chill powder and biryani masala, curds, salt and coriander and mix well.
  8. Add the masoor and some water, mix well and cover and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  9. For serving, grease a serving bowl with butter and add some rice to it.
  10. Top with some masoor gravy, making 3 alternate layers of each rice and masoor, such that it is finally topped with yellow rice.
  11. Serve hot garnished with coriander and fried onions.