There is hardly anyone who does not enjoy home-cooked biryani. Recently, actress Dipika Kakar Ibrahim shared a vlog detailing how she prepared almost 20 kgs of biryani. Wondering why? Well, her husband, Shoaib Ibrahim, is currently a contestant on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 11. According to her vlog, everyone on the set was asking Shoaib to bring some home-cooked biryani, and she felt it would not be fair to keep the cast and crew waiting any longer. In the video, Dipika mentioned that she had never attempted to make such a massive quantity of biryani before. She also shared that she used 10 kgs of chicken and 8 and a half kgs of rice for the preparation.
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Dipika prepared the chicken the night before so that the next morning, she could cook chicken with rice, and reach the show sets by 12 noon. In the morning, she started boiling the rice and expressed her nervousness about preparing such a huge quantity and whether the taste would be good enough. She used a total of 4 large vessels, layering chicken at the bottom and rice on top. Afterwards, she added kesar milk, food colouring, lemon juice, green chillies, fried onions, and coriander leaves on top before giving it a final cook. Take a look:
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That’s not all, Dipika also prepared raita with 6 kgs of yogurt. With some extra time on her hands, she decided to make the meal extra special and also prepared shahi tukda for Shoaib’s colleagues. After completing the preparations, everything was packed and taken to the sets. Upon arrival, Dipika added tomatoes and salt to the raita for that final touch, and the vessels were then sent for everyone to relish.
The next day, Shoaib Ibrahim shared with Dipika how everyone on the sets loved the biryani, and no one could believe that she had prepared it all. Regarding the sweet dish, he mentioned that it was almost finished, and he managed to eat the last piece. In the end, he praised his wife by saying, “Maine bola tha ki Dipika meri izzat rakh lena, to sabne bahut tareef ki hai (I had told Dipika to take care of my reputation, and everyone praised her a lot).