Monday, August 26, 2013

Lentil and Carrot Biryani

I saw this recipe on and had to try it.  Basically you put everything in one pot or rice cooker walk away and 40 minutes later you have an amazing meal.  It tastes great as leftovers as well.  

Lentil and Carrot Biryani

1 1/2 cup brown rice, or brown basmati rice
4 cups water
1/2 cup lentils
1/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup raisins, i used both regular and white
2 tsp ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 carrot, grated
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 bays leaves
1 cinnamon stick
3 cardamon pods, bruised
6 whole cloves
10 whole black peppercorns
10 coriander seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt

1.  Put all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.

2. Lower to simmer and cook for about 45 minutes.  You may need to add more water after about 30 minutes or so.

Alternatively, you can put all ingredients into a slower cooker and fill up the water to the indicated marker.  

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