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Vegan Masoor Biryani Recipe | How to Make Masoor Biryani

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Vegan Masoor Biryani Recipe

Masoor Biryani is a flavorful and nutritious dish made with masoor dal (red lentils) and aromatic spices. It’s a vegetarian alternative to the traditional meat biryani and a great way to incorporate lentils into your diet. This biryani is perfect for a hearty meal or to impress guests at a dinner party.

This Recipe is free from :

  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Ingredients: For Vegan Masoor Biryani Recipe

  1. Basmati Rice – 1 cups – washed and soaked for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Water to cook rice – 2 cups
  3. Cloves/Lavang – 4-5
  4. Cinnamon – 1 inch – pieces
  5. Bay leaf – 2-3 pieces
  6. Kali elaichi / black cardamom – 3-4
  7. Star anise – 3-4
  8. Masoor – soaked and sprouted – 1 cup.
  9. Onion – 1 – finely chopped.
  10. Tomato – 2 finely chopped.
  11. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 TBSP
  12. Turmeric powder – ½ Tsp
  13. Red chili powder – 1 TSP
  14. Garam masala powder – 1 TBSP
  15. Hing powder – ¼ Tsp
  16. Vegetable oil – 2 TBSP
  17. Salt to taste
  18. Finely chopped cilantro for garnishing.

 How to Make Homemade Vegan Masoor Biryani Recipe Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Boil water in a pot and add black spices, 1 cinnamon stick, vegetable oil, and salt to taste.
  2. Add soaked rice and cook for 5 minutes or until it’s 3/4th done.
  3. Drain the excess water and rinse the rice with cold water. Set it aside to cool.
  4. In a pan, heat oil and add hing powder, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf.
  5. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add sliced tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala, and salt to taste. Mix well.
  7. Add masoor and 1 cup water. Mix well, cover, and cook until the masoor is just cooked.
  8. To assemble the biryani, spread a layer of masoor, then a layer of rice. Repeat the layering with salt, garam masala, and cilantro until all the masoor and rice are used. The last layer should be rice.
  9. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low flame for 30-40 minutes. Alternatively, use a tava or griddle on a low flame to cook the biryani.
  10. Let the biryani rest for 5-7 minutes before serving. Serve hot with raita, onion salad, pickle, or papad.

In conclusion, Masoor Biryani is a delicious and healthy dish that is easy to make and full of flavor. With its protein-rich lentils and aromatic spices, this biryani is a great addition to any meal. Serve it with raita and salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Try this recipe today and enjoy the delicious taste of masoor biryani!

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