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Biryani Sauce Base - Vegetable Biryani

Biryani Sauce Base - Vegetable Biryani
Prep Time
10-15 Mins
Cook Time

30 Mins

This base for Vegetable Biryani can be prepared several days in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container. It would also work well as a flavor base added to meat or poultry dishes.
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Source:  Chef Nilesh Singhvi (washington Post)
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  • 3 to 5 tablespoons canola oil, or more as needed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and cut into 1/4-inch half-moons
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground mace

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Cooking Directions

  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until it is smoking.

  2. Add the sliced onion and cook for about 18 minutes, until golden, adding oil as necessary.

  3. Drain the fat from the pan and add the ginger and garlic; cook for 30 seconds.

  4. Add the turmeric, cayenne pepper and coriander, then add the chopped tomato and cook about 10 minutes, until the oil starts to separate and bubble around the edges.

  5. Remove from the heat and add the salt, garam masala, cardamom and mace.

  6. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

  7. To make your own garam marsala:

  8. To make your own garam masala, combine 1 tablespoon each of ground coriander, ground cumin, ground black pepper, ground cayenne pepper, ground fennel seeds and ground ginger and ground cardamom.

  9. Add 1 teaspoon each ground cloves and grated nutmeg. (May cover and keep at room temperature for up to 1 month.)

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