Kashmir, the land of saffron and spices, apples and dried fruits. Posting a fragrant Kashmiri Biryani today.
- 250gms Basmathi rice washed and soaked for 15 mnts
- One large onion sliced and deep fried till crisp
- A handful of dried fruits ( walnut, cashew and almonds) roasted in a little ghee till crisp.
- 1 tsp fennel
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 1 Cardamom crushed
- 1 tej patha
- A pinch of saffron
Heat 5 tbsps ghee. Add the tej patha, cloves, cinnamon, Cardamom and fennel. After they splutter add 500 ml of water and allow it to boil. Add the saffron and salt. Drop in the rice and allow to cook on a low fire till done. Garnish with the roasted dry fruits and fried onions. Serve with raita of your choice.
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