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       Title: BIRIANI
  Categories: Tanzania, Chicken
       Yield: 4 servings
  
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       6    Chicken legs, skinned
            -and cut up (keep the bones)
            -or
       2 lb Beef, boiled for 1 hour
     1/2 c  Plain yogurt
       2 ts Ginger
       2 ts Garlic
       1 ts Salt
       1 ts Black pepper
     1/2 ts Turmeric
 
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       4 tb Oil
       1    Can tomato paste
       1 lg Tomato, chopped
       3    Green onions, chopped
     1/2 md Green pepper, chopped
       2 tb Lemon juice
 
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   2 1/2 c  Basmati rice, washed
       7 c  Water
       2 tb Salt
 
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       2 tb Oil
       3    Cloves
       1    Cinnamon stick
       4    Peppercorns
       1 ts Jeera seeds
  
   Layer A Mix these together and cook, covered, in a medium pot until
   the chicken is done.
   
   Layer B Heat oil in a frying pan. Add above ingredients and fry for
   1-2 minutes. Add mixture to the chicken and add 2 tsp garam masala
   and 1 cup fried onions. Salt and 1 tsp chilli powder can be added
   also if desired.
   
   Layer C Boil water. Add rice and salt and continue boiling until
   nearly, but not quite, cooked. Strain and place in a Corningware pot.
   
   Layer D In a frying pan heat oil. Add cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns,
   and jeera seeds. When slightly brown pour over rice. Make a layered
   dish of rice-meat-rice-meat.
   
   Cover and place in Microwave oven for 10 minutes or conventional oven
   for 20 minutes at 375 F. Walt MM
   
   Christine Toronto, Canada casmith@interlog.com
  
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