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                      SOUTH AFRICAN VEGETABLE BIRYANI
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Rice
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       lg           Onions, sliced
    4       tb           Ghee
    6       ea           Chili peppers, crushed into
                         -- a paste -ÿÿ
    2       ts           Cayenne
    1       ea           2 piece ginger
   10       ea           Garlic cloves
      1/2   c            Lentils, dried
      1/2   lb           Green peas, shelled
      1/2   lb           Carrots, chopped
      1/2   lb           Green beans, chopped
    3       lg           Tomatoes, chopped
    6       ea           Whole cloves
    1       ea           4 piece cinnamon stick
    6       ea           Cardamom pods, crushed
    1       t            Turmeric
    3       ea           Sprigs mint, pounded -ÿÿ
      1/2   ts           Dried mint
    2       c            Long grain white rice
    6       lg           Potatoes, chopped
    2       ts           Salt
 
   In a large, heavy skillet, fry the onions in the ghee
   until golden. With a slotted spoon, remove 1/3 of the
   slices & set aside.  Add to the pot, the ginger,
   garlic & chili paste.  Fry for 5 or 6 minutes,
   stirring constantly.  Add the lentils, peas, carrots &
   beans.  Reduce heat & cook for 15 minutes.  Add more
   ghee if necessary. Add tomatoes, spices & mint  Stir
   for 5 minutes.  Pour in 1 c of very hot water, cover &
   simmer until the vegetables are half-cooked.  Add the
   rice, potatoes, salt & another 4 to 5 c of hot water.
   Cover & cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is done
   & the water is absorbed.  Garnish with the reserved
   onion slices.
  
 
 
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