one pot beef briyani

September 11, 2009
If you ever visited Alor Setar... you must try this Nasi Mamak... the shop is located opposite the old market, near Kilang Ais... behind our ex-PM's childhood house...not the first shop near the traffic light junction!...

Whenever we were in Alor Setar, we would request this nasi mamak for breakfast ... especially Mr H and Mr H Jr! Both father and son can have this nasi mamak everyday!! Unbelievable...

This one pot beef briyani is not nearly as good.. but then beggars can't be choosers!!

  • 500g beef - cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoon coriander seeds - grounded
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seed - grounded
  • 1 brown onion - thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic and 1 inch ginger - pounded
  • 1 carrots - diced
  • 2 cups of basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cup water or chicken stock.
  • salt
  • Fresh coriander for garnishing
Saute the onion until soft. Add the garlic, ginger and the grounded spice and stir until fragrant. Add in the beef strips. Stir for a while to seal the juice. Then add in the basmati rice and season to taste. Transfer the mixture into a rice cooker. Add in water and diced carrots.
Garnish with fresh coriander..before serving