Sesame Pakoras from Biryani

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - leftover biryani or pulao
  • 1 cup - sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp - semolina
  • 2 tbsp - corn flour
  • 3 - cheese cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup - boiling water
  • Oil - to Deep Fried

How to Make Sesame Pakoras from Biryani

  • Remove any whole bay leaves, cloves, etc. from biryani.
  • Run it in a small mixie, with short spurts, till rice is crushed a little.
  • In a heavy frying pan, dry roast semolina, stirring continuously.
  • When aroma exudes, add boiling water, stir till the mixture is cooked.
  • Add more water if required to make a soft mixture.
  • Add crushed biryani, salt and spices if required after checking taste.
  • Add corn flour, cool mixture; shape into ping pong ball sized rounds.
  • Press in palm, place a small piece of cheese cube.
  • Bring up sides, shape again into a ball, with cheese tucked inside.
  • Keep oil to heat in a frying pan.
  • Roll each ball in a plate of sesame seeds.
  • Press seeds in place by enclosing with palms.
  • Deep Fried till golden and crisp.
  • Cut into halves with a sharp knife.
  • Serve hot.