biriani


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an Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat or fish or vegetables

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You need 750g long grain rice (rinsed in cold water), six small carrots, chopped fairly small, medium cauliflower cut into little florets, without the stalks, 200g peas, frozen will do, three green peppers chopped into dice, three bunches sliced spring onions, six medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into small dice, 100g toasted cashew nuts, 50g sultanas, two bunches chopped fresh coriander, one white onion, thinly sliced, two chopped garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons biriani paste, two-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, thinly sliced and cut into wafer thin matchsticks, pint of vegetable stock or water, two cinnamon sticks, pinch of saffron.
I chose biriani because it's a lively dish with delicate flavours and, as far as I know, no one makes one as a ready meal," says Cook.
And a survey of more than 1000 people also showed that cooking home-made curries, from biriani to dhansak, is becoming a male preserve.
A new generation of frozen meals" is how the company bills it, and the bill of fare includes Cantonese stir-fry vegetables in black bean sauce, Indonesian vegetables in spicy satay sauce, Punjabi vegetable biriani and Shanghai sweet and sour vegetables - all with tofu, of course.
At first sight it does seem unwonted that Rushdie can't go to his neighborhood Indo-Pak restaurant in Islington without wondering whether the chap taking his order for mutton biriani hasn't got a knife in one pocket and an invoice to the Ayatollah in the other.
Chances are most weddings would have Swahili music, serve Biriani or Pilau, and people will speak Kiswahili; but within the festivities, the culture and customs undertaken are invariably different.
The massive list of mains - broken down into mild, medium and hot selections, as well as tandoori, balti, biriani and vegetarian dishes - are available in more than 21 ways.
For the main course I opted for the king prawn tikka masala - a fine example of my plebeian English tastes - while my companion chose the special mixed biriani containing chicken, lamb and rice.
Indian - avoid korma, biriani, pilau rice, peshwari naan, samosas and bhajees.
It has developed three twin-pot Indian meals--chicken biriani with vegetable balti sauce, chicken biriani with karma sauce, and vegetable biriani with a tomato and red pepper sauce--under the brand name Micro Meal.
But I suspect it's only a matter of time before that clever Mr Gates of Microsoft works out how to send a chicken tikka biriani, nan bread and mango chutney through a modem.
The scoop, which puts the brrr into biriani, has been developed to give ice cream a red hot taste.
The Hyderabad Biriani was a shaped confection of saffron rice and tender lamb - filling but too much on the mild side, albeit delightfully presented.
As a member of Athletics Anonymous - if I ever feel like exercise someone comes round with a biriani and a four-pack of Rolling Rock and saves me - this strikes me as the answer to all our prayers.
Birds Eye Wall's has launched two authentic Indian ready meals -- chicken Biriani with vegetable curry and chicken Jalfrezi.