Kohinoor Daal Kofta Biryani with Spicy Curd :
This Awadhi Style Daal Kofta Biryani Recipe is a variation from the normal biryani made with assorted vegetables smoked to give the authentic taste to the royal cuisine. The crunch and flavor of this kofta is the highlight of this flavorful biryani soaked with the luscious gravy and served with tangy spicy curd to compliment its authentic taste.
For Daal Kofta :
1/2 cup boiled mashed Chana Daal
2 tablespoon Paneer grated
1 tablespoon Corn Flour
1 tablespoon Mint Leaves chopped,
1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander chopped,
1 tablespoon Green Chilies chopped.
Salt to taste,
Oil for Frying
For Biryani :
2 Cups Cooked Kohinoor Basmati Rice (boil rice 80% with 2 tbs salt, 2 bay leaves and keep aside)
2 tablespoon Ghee,
2 tablespoon Onion finely chopped,
1 Bay Leaf,
4-5 Pepper Corns,
1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste,
2 tablespoon Cashew,
½ cup Tomato Puree,
1 teaspoon red Chili powder,
¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder,
1 cup Boiled Vegetables, French Beans, Carrot and Peas,
1 teaspoon Garam Masala powder.
2 tablespoon milk.
Salt to Taste,
1 Piece of Coal,
1 tablespoon Ghee,
2 tablespoon Coriander chopped
For Spicy curd :
Curd : 1 Cup ;
Coriander finely chopped : 1 tbsp ;
Mint Leaves finely chopped : 1 tbsp ;
Green chilies finely chopped : 1 tbsp ;
Red chilli Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon ;
toasted Cumin : 1/2 Teaspoon ;
Lemon Juice : 1 Teaspoon ;
Salt to Taste : 1 Teaspoon
For Kofta : In a bowl, take boiled meshed daal, add paneer, corn flour, mint leaves, coriander leaves and salt to taste. Mix well all ingredients, make small size balls and fry in oil till light golden brown. Drain excess oil on absorbent paper.
For Spicy Curd : Mix all together all ingredients in bowl.
For Spicy Yogurt : Mix all Ingredients in bowl and mix well.
For Biryani: In a pan, heat ghee, add bay leaf, pepper corns, cardamom, Cashew and onion paste. Cook till onions get translucent. Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add koftas. When it absorbs gravy, add rice, vegetables and garam masala. Add milk, mix well. Cook this mixture for some more time. Now heat Coal and put it on biryani to give smoke by adding Ghee. Cover the lid for 10 minutes. Remove coal.
Garnish with fresh coriander. Serve hot with spicy curd.