Biriyani masala | Ramadan meal prep | Make ahead biriyani masala paste


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Biriyani Masala Paste


To Grind

  • 1 nos Onion large, roughly chopped
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 inch piece Ginger roughly chopped
  • 5-7 nos Green chilli as per taste
  • 9 nos Raw cashews
  • 2 cups Coriander leaves/Cilantro chopped, packed
  • 1 cup Mint leaves
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves


  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2-3 nos Bay leaves optional
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • ½ cup Curd


  • Add all the ingredients ‘to grind’ into a blender jar and blend to smooth paste with little water.
    mint coriander leave in grinder
  • Heat the oil and ghee in a pan on medium heat. Add bay leaves followed by the ground masala paste and cook until the raw smell disappears.
    mink and bay leaves on cooking pan
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala. Mix until the spices are cooked and pour in the curd and bring to a boil.
    cooking spices for biriyani
  • At this point this masala can be stored in a glass jar for later use, in a refrigerator for 2 days or frozen for at least 2 months. This masala is suitable for 1 – 1.25 kg chicken/mutton or beef.
    green masala for biriyani in container
  • To USE : Just add the meat/veggies and curry paste into a pan and cook or pressure cook until done.
    chicken with green masala on pan


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Food for Soul

Jesus repeatedly told his disciples not to fear. Fear is very destructive. Fear is a spirit. Fear will torment a person and cause depression, sickness and death.

Luke 21: 26 says that men’s hearts fail them because of fear. People in this world live either by fear or by faith. 2 Timothy 1:7 says that God has not given us the spirit of fear. Therefore we have to deal with the spirit of fear. We have to counteract fear with faith in God and in His word. We have to build our faith. We have to read and hear the Word of God, because the Bible says that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. 

 We can also build our faith by looking at the way in which God has historically protected and saved His children from all kinds of perils and situations.

When we fear we are giving room to the spirit of fear to operate in our lives. We should not entertain any thought in our mind that will cause fear. We should fill our minds with the promises of God, which is appropriate for the situation and start meditating them. By meditating on these Scriptures we can dispel the fear and live by faith.

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