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matka biryani recipe | pot biriyani recipe | matka veg biryani with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional way of making the popular rice-based dum biryani recipe. the meat version of pot based biriyani is the popular way of cooking it, particularly in villages and restaurants. but this recipe belongs to non-meat or vegetarian biryani version with alternate rice and biriyani gravy is cooked/steamed in an earthly pot.
matka biryani recipematka biryani recipe | pot biriyani recipe | matka veg biryani with step by step photo and video recipe. biriyani recipes have become the national food of india and are made with different variations. the most common way of making is the dum style cooked biryani with layers of gravy and rice. but then there is a unique and fancy way of making these exotic dishes and matka biryani is one such hugely popular recipe known for its flavour and appearance.

well, to be honest, i personally like matka biryani for its presentation and how it is served. it’s about the overall experience of having rice and gravy cooked in an earthly pot and served as one pot meal. in terms of taste, there isn’t any huge difference. you may not necessarily identify any difference if you are served the pot biriyani in a plate. having said that there is another variation of matka veg biryani where biriyani is covered with a wheat flour dough and baked in an oven. so the end result would have both biriyani and roti which is eaten with salan side dish. i was planning to make that way, initially, but i thought of making this recipe on gas so that it can be made by everyone.

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anyway, i would like to conclude the recipe with some of my tips, suggestions and variations for matka biryani recipe. firstly, the most important part of this recipe is the clay pot. you may have to prep and season it before using this recipe. perhaps you can soak the pot in water or oil for a day and then use it for this recipe. otherwise, you may end up having cracks in the pot while it cooked. secondly, while making the gravy, ensure to have more moisture as the clay pot would absorb it while it is cooked. lastly, in this recipe, i have used aluminium foil to cover and preserve the flavour. you can use the banana leaf for the same purpose which would infuse more flavour to the rice.

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matka biryani recipe

matka biryani recipe | pot biriyani recipe | matka veg biryani

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 matka
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: biryani
Cuisine: hyderabadi
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Ingredients

for rice:

  • 6 cup water
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 4 cloves / lavang
  • 1 inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 2 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 20 minutes

for gravy:

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 1 pod black cardamom
  • 1 mace / javitri
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 4 clove / lavang
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp shah jeera / caraway seeds
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 potato / aloo, cubed
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 6 florets cauliflower / gobi
  • 5 beans, chopped
  • 3 tbsp peas / matar
  • 2 tbsp biryani masala
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina, finely chopped
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt, whisked

for layering:

Instructions

biryani rice preparation:

  • firstly, in a large vessel take 6 cup water.
  • add spices, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp oil and 1 chilli.
  • also add
  • boil for 2 minutes or until flavours are in the water.
  • add in 1 cup basmati rice and stir well. make sure to soak rice for atleast 20 minutes.
  • boil for 3 minutes or until rice is half cooked. do not cook fully.
  • drain off the rice and keep aside.

biryani gravy preparation:

  • firstly, in a kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and 2 tsp oil.
  • add spices and saute on low flame.
  • add 1 onion and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute until it turns golden brown.
  • further add 1 potato, 1 carrot and saute for 2 minutes.
  • continue adding 6 florets cauliflower, 5 beans and 3 tbsp peas.
  • saute until vegetables shrink slightly.
  • now add 2 tbsp biryani masala, ¼ tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp salt.
  • also add 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp mint and saute for a minute or until spices turn aromatic.
  • keeping the flame on low add 1 cup curd. stir well.
  • cook for 2 minutes or until vegetables are half cooked.

layering biryani in matka:

  • firstly, take a small clay pot and grease with 1 tsp ghee.
  • layer ladleful of prepared biryani gravy and level it.
  • now add 2 tbsp fried onions, 1 tbsp coriander and 1 tbsp mint.
  • layer the half cooked rice filling the matka.
  • sprinkle in 1 tbsp coriander and 1 tbsp mint and 1 tbsp fried onions.
  • also, add 1 tsp ghee, sprinkle pinch biryani masala and 3 tbsp saffron water.
  • cover with aluminium foil sealing it completely.
  • cook on low flame for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked well.
  • rest for 30 minutes before opening.
  • finally, serve veg matka biryani with raita and salan.
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how to make pot biriyani with step by step photo:

biryani rice preparation:

  1. firstly, in a large vessel take 6 cup water.
    matka biryani recipe
  2. add spices like 2 pods cardamom, 4 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 bay leaf, ½ tsp pepper.
    matka biryani recipe
  3. also add 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp oil and 1 chilli.
    matka biryani recipe
  4. boil for 2 minutes or until flavours are in the water.
    matka biryani recipe
  5. add in 1 cup basmati rice and stir well. make sure to soak rice for atleast 20 minutes.
    matka biryani recipe
  6. boil for 3 minutes or until rice is half cooked. do not cook fully.
    matka biryani recipe
  7. drain off the rice and keep aside.
    matka biryani recipe

biryani gravy preparation:

  1. firstly, in a kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and 2 tsp oil.
    matka biryani recipe
  2. add 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 pod black cardamom, 1 mace, 2 pods cardamom, 4 clove, ½ tsp pepper and ½ tsp shah jeera. saute the spices on low flame.
    pot biriyani recipe
  3. add 1 onion and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute until it turns golden brown.
    pot biriyani recipe
  4. further add 1 potato, 1 carrot and saute for 2 minutes.
    pot biriyani recipe
  5. continue adding 6 florets cauliflower, 5 beans and 3 tbsp peas.
    pot biriyani recipe
  6. saute until vegetables shrink slightly.
    pot biriyani recipe
  7. now add 2 tbsp biryani masala, ¼ tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp salt.
    pot biriyani recipe
  8. also add 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp mint and saute for a minute or until spices turn aromatic.
    pot biriyani recipe
  9. keeping the flame on low add 1 cup curd. stir well.
    pot biriyani recipe
  10. cook for 2 minutes or until vegetables are half cooked.
    pot biriyani recipe

layering biryani in matka:

  1. firstly, take a small clay pot and grease with 1 tsp ghee.
    matka veg biryani
  2. layer ladleful of prepared biryani gravy and level it.
    matka veg biryani
  3. now add 2 tbsp fried onions, 1 tbsp coriander and 1 tbsp mint.
    matka veg biryani
  4. layer the half cooked rice filling the matka.
    matka veg biryani
  5. sprinkle in 1 tbsp coriander and 1 tbsp mint and 1 tbsp fried onions.
    matka veg biryani
  6. also, add 1 tsp ghee, sprinkle pinch biryani masala and 3 tbsp saffron water.
    matka veg biryani
  7. cover with aluminium foil sealing it completely.
    matka veg biryani
  8. cook on low flame for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked well.
    matka veg biryani
  9. rest for 30 minutes before opening.
    matka veg biryani
  10. finally, serve veg matka biryani with raita and salan.
    pot biriyani recipe

notes:

  • firstly, add vegetables of your choice to make biryani nutritious.
  • also, if you do not have a clay pot, you can cook in a thick bottomed vessel.
  • additionally, adding saffron water will enhance the flavour and give a bright colour.
  • finally, make sure to season the clay pot well before preparing matka biryani.
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