How to Make Hyderabada Dum Biryani in India
Dried vegetables are a popular ingredient in Indian food, but the best way to make this dish is to make your own.
Dried veggies are an affordable alternative to store-bought, and they have a distinct taste.
The main ingredients are onions, garlic, cilantro, and red chillies.
I like to make it with a pinch of turmeric and fresh coriander.
You can also use a few green chillies instead of the dried ones.
Dried currants and basil add a lot of flavor to this dish.
You’ll need: 1 tablespoon fresh corio 1/4 cup water1 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes, finely chopped 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garam masala (or 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes)1/3 cup chopped onions1/8 cup chopped cilantro1 teaspoon minced garlic1/6 teaspoon saltFresh corianders, or chopped cayenne pepper (optional)The first step in making this dish requires soaking the vegetables.
Drain the vegetables and wash them in water, if possible.
The vegetables need to be very soft, and the water can be added to loosen them.
Heat 1 tablespoon of water in a pan and add the onions.
Cook them on medium heat until soft and translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often.
Add in the cilantro and cook, stirring frequently, for another minute.
Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and cover with the remaining water.
Set aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
Now, in a blender, blend the coriand cilantro with the onions and garlic.
Add to the vegetables in the bowl.
You may need to add a bit more water or more spices if you want it to be a bit thicker.
You’ll have a nice thick soup that will be more flavorful.
While the vegetables are cooking, you can add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
If you want, you could add more cayennes and cumin powder to make more spice.
Add a pinch or two of salt if you’re using cayanne peppers.
Once the vegetables have cooked, add in the chopped onions, cumin, coriande, caynes, salt and pepper.
Serve it with rice or other vegetarian or vegan dishes.
This is one of my favorite Indian dishes.
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