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I wanted to try this Donne biryani for the past year after tasting it at my friend's place. Normally I do rice with mixed vegetables on Sundays as I would have fresh vegetables from Sat weekly wet market visits (In Singapore you call local markets as wet market where you get vegetables and meat) This biryani doesn't require mixed vegetables and potato is good enough. So I kept postponing it. I was travelling this weekend so when I was back I had only potato at home. So I thought making this biryani. If you want you can leave onion as it is without grinding it. However I did grind it as my son is not a big fan of full onion

For Masala

Shallots / Small onion - 15
Green Chllies - 3 (Adjust to your spice level)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 5 pods
Oil- 3 teaspoon
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Pepper corn - 1/4 teaspoon (adjust according to spice level. I didn't add)

For Rice

Seeraga samba rice - 1 cup
Potato - 2 small (cubed)
Tomatoes - 1 (chopped finely)
Ghee - 3 teaspoon
Bay leaves - 1 or 2
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 3
Shahi jeera - 1 teaspon
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Kal pasi / Black Stone flower - 1
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste


Wash and soak rice for 15 mins. Drain it and keep it aside.
Heat oil. Add onion and fry till it is transparent. Add ginger, garlic fry till slight brown. Switch it off Add Green chillies, Mint Leaves
Let it cool down. Grind to smooth paste. Keep it aside
Heat ghee. Add Cinnamon, Bay leaves, Clove, Cardamom, Stone flower and Shahi jeera. Fry till nice aroma released. Add Potato. Fry for 3 mins. add grinded paste, Mix wel
Add Tomatoes and fry for a min. Add 1.75 cup of water. 
When it boils Add coriander leaves. Add Rice. Mix once
Add soaked rice and cook it with closing lid. Once done gently fluff it
Serve it with Raita. Enjoy it