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Before you start
Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.
1 Boil and sweat
Wash, trim and finely slice the leeks (make sure to any remove grit between the leaves). Heat a very large pan with a lid over a low heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the leeks with a pinch of salt and cook for 8-10 min or until softened.
Meanwhile, rinse and drain the lentils in a colander. Trim and roughly chop the green beans. Peel and mince the garlic. Split the cardamom pods open with the back of a knife.
Add half of the garlic (reserve the rest for the chutney), turmeric, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick to the leeks and fry for 1 min. Add the rice, vegetable stock cube, saffron, raisins, lentils, measuredwater and beans to the pan. Cover with a lid and simmer over a low heat for 15 min until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
4 Toast cashew nuts
Meanwhile, toast the cashew nuts in a hot, dry pan for 2 min or until starting to colour. Set aside.
5 Prep chutney
Peel and mince the ginger (tip: use a spoon to peel the ginger). Wash and roughly chop the coriander. Chop the chilli(spicy!) roughly.
Add the ginger, remaining garlic, coriander, chilli(spicy!), rice vinegar, sugar, olive, oil, salt and a splash of cold water to a food processor. Blitz until smooth. Fold the toasted cashew nuts into the ready biriyani and serve it with the chutney drizzled over the top.