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Home Town: Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Living In: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Fresh, seasonal ingredients. Simple recipes and methods. Lots of spices.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making our own cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. White fruitcake at Christmas. And Sunday breakfasts of turkey bacon fried rice.
My cooking triumphs
I've long been afraid to make meringues, but on my very first attempt, they turned out beautifully.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make naan, but didn't read the part about letting the dough rise for 30 minutes. My "naan" was rock-hard, and my dog buried it in the backyard.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Chicken Biryani, Hyderabadi Style
Flavor is quite good--this isn't a very strong, flavorful biryani, but rather light and mild. I used black cardamom (instead of green cardamom) pods, which I think has a bit more astringent flavor. Serving size of this recipe is huge--for two people, just 1/4 of the recipe is plenty. Also, my rice turned out incredibly mushy. I think you might need to adjust the amount of water added (4 1/8 cups). I could have used 3 cups, and it would have been just right.

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Reviewed On: May 24, 2010

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