The Sugar Free Feast!

By Ravi V. Chhabra

New Delhi: An obsessive chef. An Indian restaurant in London. And lots of spice…

The canvas comes to life with a perfectionist chef-restaurateur, Amitabh Bachchan instructing his team of men-in-apron the art of turning out the world’s finest Zafrani Biryani! Indeed, the delicacy tempts your senses and you wish to instantly tuck into a plate of fragrant Hyderabadi Zafrani Biryani .

The latest potboiler from Bollywood’s kitchen, Cheeni Kum promises to be a great treat for both cinema and food lovers alike! Apart from being a reminder that Indian cuisine is popularly savoured even by the English people (read Indian curry with rice, chicken tikka masala and seekh kebabs to name a few).

A mistakenly sweetened Zafrani Biryani, London’s rainy weather and an umbrella catalyses the romance between the lead artists, Amitabh and Tabu. Directed by C. Sreeram, Cheeni Kum is a candid love story between two mature people with an age-gap of three-decades.

The master chef, Big B ultimately concedes the flaw in his restaurant’s Biryani when it is pitted against the perfect one made and sent for him by Tabu.

How does one prepare a sumptuous Zafrani Dum Biryani, a delicacy especially ‘crafted’ for and loved by the royals of Awadh? Read on for the recipe

Zafrani dum biryani/Ingredients:

Serving for 2

A) Basmati rice- 400gram

B) Yoghurt-50 grams

D)Lime juice- 1 lemon…

C) Pinch of Saffron

D) Cloves

E) Whole black pepper

F) Cardomom

G) Salt to taste

H) Whole green chillies

NOTE: For complete preparation method contact: Chef Amitabh Bachan at Jalsa, Mumbai.

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