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150 people
Chandra kanth
Can you tell the ingredients for vegetable biryani for 150 people?
Chandra, for party size portions for this many people, I allow a kilo of rice for each 12 people for a vegetable biryani. Everything else is in proportion.

This recipe may help you with the spices, note it is for 100:

You would use traditional vegetables instead of the meat, such as tomatoes, carrots, turnips, peas, cut green beans. Onions of course, and garlic.

Ghiani Bhikam
100 people
Can i have a recipe for vegetable biryani for 100 people please
Go to the link just above and make the substitutions of vegetables for the meats.
100 people
please mail me
I can't- this posting program shreds your email once it posts you. You can email me at the link at the bottom of this page.
Abhijit Parab
Veg biryani
Dear Abhijit, the links and amounts I have for this dish are already posted on this thread.
100 people
Can i have a recipe for vegetable biryani for 100 people please. and also i need to know the quantity of incredients for 100 people
The link for that recipe is listed above, 9/28/12.
For technique, you might look at this:

Here are the approximate measures for 100 servings of hyderabadi style vegetable basmati.

38 cups basmati rice
50 green cardamoms/hari elaichi or choti elaichi
50 black cardamoms/badi elaichi
50 cloves/laung/lavang
25 cinnamon/dal chini of 1 inch
25 bay leaf/tej patta
50 mace strands/javitri
75 cups water

The Vegetable Gravy:

13 headsof a medium sized cauliflower/phool gobi, florets removed
25 medium sized carrot/gajar, diced
25 medium sized potato/aloo, cubed
13 cups chopped or sliced mushrooms
13 cups frozen/fresh peas/matar
36 onions/pyaaz, finely sliced
25 green chilis, slit
2 tbsp ginger/adrak, julienned
1 1/2 cups chopped garlic/lahsun
1/2 cup caraway seeds/shah jeera
50 green cardamoms/hari elaichi or choti elaichi
50 black cardamoms/badi elaichi
50 cloves/laung/lavang
25 cinnamon/dal chini of 1 inch
25 bay leaf/tej patta
50 mace strands/javitri
2500 gms (about 5 quarts) whisked yogurt/curd/dahi
1/4 cup turmeric powder/haldi
1/2 cup red chili powder/cayenne pepper
3 1/2 cups cashewnuts
1 3/4 cups sultanas/raisins
3 1/2 cups almonds/badam, blanched, peeled and sliced
4 1/2 cups ghee

Herbs and Spices for the assembling:

13 cups chopped coriander/cilantro leaves/dhania patta
13 cups mint leaves/pudina patta
2500 gms (about 5 quarts) whisked yogurt/curd/dahi
50 strands saffron/kesar, strands
3 1/2 cups milk

I also have a recipe for mirchka salon for 100, post if you need it.

Can i have a recipe for vegetable biryani for 100 people please mail
Meghana, I can't mail to you unless you use the email contact at the bottom of the page. However the ingredients for that dish are listed right above your post.
500 pax
i want for 500 pax vegetable pulao plz gv just idea
Aarti, do you just need ingredient amounts? Here is a simple recipe:

vegetable pulao

You would do 123 times the veg and rice amounts, just about 100 times the spice amounts.

120 people
veg biryani
Look at the recipe dated 12/26 on this thread. Namaste.
Kalay C
Please tell me how many kgs of dhal to use for 100 people. Will be accompanied by three veg curries.
Thanks. Brilliant site.
100 people-dahl
For a side dish of beans, I cook about 8 pounds per 100, which is a bit over 3 kilos.
Jayawant Naktee
500 people
please send me recipe ok kadhi and mix sabji of alu, mutter and flower for 500 people
I am sorry, but I don't have access to that recipe- there is so much variation, whether or not there are pakora in the bowl, etc. Do use the google search-
Hello can I get Rice & Veggies proportion for vegetable Biryani for 20 people

Thanks a lot !

Use the recipe of 12/16/14, do 1/4 the amount and you will have plenty.
100 people
need reciep for 100 pax gathering
1. veg biriyani
2. veg fried rice
3. ceg manchurian

kindly assist


Abhijit, will all these be served at the same meal? Will it be plated with some of each on every plate, or is it a self service buffet? Do you want the veg Manchurian gravy only, or with the dumplings? What is the event or the age of the crowd? Please write back with more information.

Caution, my estimates are for USA portions, which tend to be larger than the rest of the world.

100 people
veg pulao
100 people
kindly help, I need recipe for Veg Pulao with ingredient measure, i want to serve home cooked for my guests
This is a pleasant recipe:

vegetable pulao

For 100

36 cups long grained or basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes
8 cups each of chopped carrots, cauliflower/broccoli, french beans, green peas (fresh or frozen) and carrots. or 24 to 36 cups chopped veggies (you can add your choice of vegetables)
24 large onion, thinly sliced
24 medium size tomato, chopped
Crush together 12 inches ginger + 48 to 60 medium garlic cloves + 24 green chili, crushed to a paste in a mortar-pestle
2 tablespoons of lime juice
60 to 72 cups water or veg stock (check notes below for details. i added 3 cups of water)
3 cups ghee or 3 3/4 cups oil
salt as required

whole spices for veg pulao:
6 tablespoons cumin seeds/jeera or 5 tablespoons caraway seeds/shah jeera
80 whole black pepper
20 indian bay leaf or tej patta or tamalpatra
40 to 60 cloves/laung
40 to 60 green cardamoms/hari elaichi or choti elaichi
20 black cardamom/ badi elaichi
40 single strands of mace/jayitri or javitri,
20 small star anise/chakriphool
20 inches cinnamon/dalchini
20 small pieces of stone flower/dagad phool or patthar ke phool (optional)

how to make the recipe:

rinse rinse till the water runs clear of starch and become transparent while rinsing.
soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes. drain and keep aside.
in a deep thick bottomed pot or pan, heat ghee/oil and fry all the whole spices mentioned above, till the oil becomes fragrant
add the onions and saute them till golden. saute the onions on a low flame and stir often for uniform color, do not overbrown.
add the ginger-garlic-green chili paste and saute for 20 to 30 seconds.
add the tomatoes and saute for 3-5 minutes on a low flame.
add all the veggies and saute again for 3-5 minutes on a low flame.
add drained rice and saute gently for 2 minutes on a low flame, stirring so that the rice gets well coated with the oil.
pour liquid and stir. If you have preheated the liquid, it speeds the cooking time
sprinkle 6 to 7 drops of lime juice. season with salt and stir again.
cover tightly and let the rice cook on a low flame, till the water is absorbed and the rice is well cooked. check in between a few times to check if the water is enough. depending on the quality of rice, you may need to add less or more water. with a fork too, you can gently stir the rice without breaking the rice grains. This can take from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the age of the rice and the size of the vegetables
once the rice grains are cooked, fluff and let the rice stand for 5 minutes.
serve the veg pulao hot with some side salad, sliced onion & lemon wedges or raita. you can also garnish veg pulao with chopped coriander or mint leaves.

if you are making veg pulao in a pressure cooker, for an al dente texture, the lesser amount of liquid to start and for a softer texture the larger amount.

20 people
veg pulao for 20 people
Veg pulao 20 people
Use the recipe of 12/16/14, do 1/4 the amount and you will have plenty. Or do 1/4 of the one just above.
Hi kindly Can I have proportion for hyderabadi chicken dum biryani for 100 people
One kilo boneless chicken per 6 people for generous portions, this serves 8 if not self-service buffet. Too many different recipes for this spicy dish, I suggest you figure the spices from your favorite recipe. 6 kilos of rice per 100 for generous servings..
Hi can u please give me a recipe for mutton briyani for 150ppl using parboiled rice. Thank you
Basant barik
I want to make foods for 12,000 people so please give me suggestion how much ingridiant will requier for that




Basant, I am not the right person to consult for this event. Variables include type of service, type of event, kitchen available. Talk to local folks who do this size event; you are looking at a thousand people to set up, serve and clean up this event-
forthwith my son birthday so i want prepare home make food for 150 persons. the following items prepared for veg puloa, veg kuruma, chicken curry, salad, kheer
I think you want guidance on how much- I assume you have your basic recipes.

veg puloa, made with at least 6 kilos of raw rice; 1 kilo more would be generous

veg kuruma, tasty vegetable curry, using any traditional recipe, each liter of water for sauce makes serving for 15

chicken curry, each kilo of boneless chicken meat will make 10 generous portions of meaty curry

salad, each kilo of ready to eat greens/ veggies will make salad for about 15

kheer , each liter of milk (dairy or coconut) will make 8 servings

I assume you will have bread, chutneys, raita?

Happy birthday to the boy.

60 people
Veg palou for 60 people and curd chutney plz send us da ingredients list quantity and preparing.... Tq
Sorry, I don't have the recipes you need. I can help with the quantities for 60- 5 kilos of rice and sufficient veg to make your recipe will give big party-size servings. Chutneys about 1 liter for 12-15 and raita, about 1 liter for 8
100 peoples
Vej paneer biryani recipe
It will take a few days-
100 people, veg panir biryani
I like for many recipes, here is some discussion and an ingredient list.

How to make paneer biryani recipe- discussion of basic procedures

1. Wash rice and soak it for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Add oil to a pan and fry onions.When they turn brown, set these aside.
3. OPTIONAL- If using capsicum or cashews, add them to the same pan and fry just for two to 3 minutes. If using cashews fry to golden. You can fry few paneer chunks till golden if you want to garnish with them.
4. Soak saffron in little milk. set aside.
5. Marinate paneer with all the marination ingredients and set aside till the rice cooks.
6. Cook rice in double water till al dente. Do not make it mushy. It is boiled loose, not steamed.
7. Drain it off in a colander.
8. after layering, it cooks further as discussed below.

Paneer biryani cooked in a dum style. Indian cottage cheese marinated
and steam cooked along with rice.
Author: Swasthi
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Yield / Serves: 100
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

* 70 onions sliced thinly
* 10 1/2 quarts aged basmati rice
* 3 tablespoons oil
* Salt to taste in 42 quarts water


* 4 1/2 cups ghee (or oil)
* 44 cups paneer cubes
* 18 cups yogurt/ curd
* 3 tablespoons Homemade biryani masala powder
* 35 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
* 3 tablespoons turmeric
* 3-4 tablespoons red chili powder
* Salt to taste
* 4 1/2 cups fried onions
* 4 1/2 cups finely chopped mint leave
* 4 1/2 cups finely chopped coriander leaves
* 35 green chilis
* 35 bay leafs
* 140 green cardamoms
* 35 black cardamom
* 210 cloves
* 100 inches cinnamon stick
* 35 strands mace
* 35 star anise
* 6 tablespoons shahi jeera (black cumin, darker and sweeter than regular cumin; some people substitute caraway, not exactly the same)
* 6 tablespoons rose water


* Few fried onions
* Ľ Capsicum chopped or few cashew nuts
* Few paneer cubes
* Mint and coriander leaves

How to make the recipe

1. Add oil to a heavy bottom pan, fry onions till golden brown. Set
these aside. Fry capsicums till they turn slightly soft. Fry few
paneer cubes or cashew nuts as well. Set these aside.
2. Marinate paneer with the marination ingredients and set aside.
3. Add oil to water and bring it to a boil, add the rice and cook
till al dente. Drain off the rice and set aside.

making paneer biryani

1. Add the marinade to the same heavy bottom pan.
2. Layer the cooked rice over the paneer marinade. Level the rice. Add
few more fried onions and mint and coriander leaves. Then sprinkle
fried onions, capsicums, kewra or rose water.
3. Seal it with a foil or a moist clean kitchen cloth. Place the lid
over it.
4. Cook for 5 minutes on a high flame. and place it on a hot tawa and
dum it for 10 to 12 minutes.
5. Switch off the stove and leave it undisturbed for at least 15 minutes.
6. Garnish with fried cashews or fried paneer, mint leaves and fried
7. Serve paneer biryani with raita. 6 quarts per 100

7. To a pan, add ghee or oil, transfer the paneer marinade to the pan.
addition of ghee for paneer biryani recipe
8. Layer the rice and sprinkle fried onions, mint, coriander leaves,
kewra or rose water and then saffron milk.
layering rice for paneer biryani recipe
9. Add the capsicums or cashews. Cover it with a moist cloth or aluminum
foil. Cover it with a lid. Place it on a hot tawa and cook for 5 minutes
on a high flame and then for 10 minutes on a medium flame. Switch off
the flame. Do not open the lid for another 15 minutes.
layer nuts for dum paneer biryani recipe

Garnish biryani with fried onions, chunks of fried paneer or cashewnuts
, mint.Serve paneer biryani with mint, onion, or cucumber raita

Sir how make tamilnadu style chicken briyani in 100 person
100 people tamilnadu style chicken briyani
Tamilnadu style Chicken Briyani

50 cups basmati rice
150 cups (9-10 gallons) water to cook rice
19-20 kilos skinless chicken with bone
5-6 liters peanut oil
50 sticks cinnamon
50 cardamom pods, shelled
50 cloves
50 medium onions, (about 7-8 kilos) sliced
50 medium tomatoes, chopped
25 pods garlic (about 3 large heads)
50 inches pieces fresh ginger
150 medium green chillies, slit and seeds
100 neem curry leaves
25 tablespoons salt, or to taste, divided between rice and chicken
6 tablespoons red chili powder
1 cup coriander powder
12 1/2 cups plain yogurt
375-500 mint leaves, coarsely chopped
150-175 sprigs coriander leaves, coarsely chopped
Divide leaves between chicken and rice
3 to 3 1/4 cups lemon juice
• Cashew nuts - raw - 125
• Shredded coconut - 25 tablespoons
• Water to make a paste

Add or reduce green chilies and red chili powder according to your taste preference. If you do not want it spicy, omit the green chilies.

This is a lot of food and you will be dividing into 5 or more pans to cook. Divide carefully and evenly.

You must soak the rice a half hour before cooking. So decide when to start the soak depending on how long you take to fix the chicken.

Heat oil in pans and add in the spices, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Add in the onions and saute until the onions are soft.
Once the onions are soft, add in the tomatoes and the ginger garlic paste. If using, grind the coconut and cashew to a fine paste, add little water to make the paste. Add this paste too and saute it for a little.
Saute the mixture until streaks of oil appear on the top. Then, add in the green chilies and the chicken. Briefly saute for a minute to coat the chicken.
Saute until the chicken color changes to white(half boiled). Once the color changes add green chili, cilantro, mint, curry leaves. saute it for few min
Add in the salt to taste, red chili powder and the coriander powder. Add in the yogurt.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium flame for 7-8 minutes.
After 8-12 minutes, the chicken should be almost cooked. Remove the cooked meat to a bowl and roughly measure how much liquid is left behind.

Preparing Half cooked rice: Soak Basmati Rice atleast for half an hour. Boil the water (at least 3 times the measure of the rice), once it boiled, drain the rice and add it to the pan. Add in the coriander leaves, mint leaves and juice of a lemon. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for the first four minutes on medium flame, until it comes back to a boil. Open the lid. Gently mix once from the bottom, cover the lid again and simmer for 10-15 minutes on a low flame.
Remove the pan from heat and set aside. Once it done strain the rice, then place this rice in aluminium trays or any vessels with large base.
Red rice decoration: Take 2 pinch of red food color and mix it in a spoon of water. Take 25 (3 cups) of half cooked rice and mix with food color water and keep it aside.
Saffron rice decoration: prepare deep gold saffron water to soak 3 cups half cooked rice

Preparing for dhum: Take the wide based aluminium trays. Add one layer of half cooked rice to the tray Sprinkle a little food color rice over the ice Add a layer of the prepared gravy to the rice. Add another layer of rice over the gravy. Sprinkle food color rice. Final layer should be the gravy . Cover the aluminium tray with the aluminium foil.

Dhum instructions in conventional oven: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, place the aluminium tray in the oven. Do not disturb for the next 20-30 minutes, till the rice is tender. The rice will get swollen and absorb all the remaining moisture. This time is very important. Do not rush.
Serve hot!

This is adapted from this site:

Here is a youtube about this recipe:

Thank u sir, 100 person prepared mutton r chicken kulampu. And chicken gravy. How much chicken r mutton kg sir
100 person prepared chicken dhum priyani sir
20 people
Need all ingredients quantity for 20 people mutton briyani. Pls mail me. Very urgent
Sathya, go to
excellent site for smaller recipes.
choicken or mutton biryani, 100 people
Sanjjai, the very first link on this thread will help with both:

100 people
How to prepare veg biriyani for 100 people.please send mail for me
See the recipe this thread 1/27
Good evening

Could you please give me the recipe for mutton curry serving with basmati rice or with roti's . Need the exact amount of ingredients for 150 ppl.

125 people
Can you pl. give me the recipe for mah ki daal for 125 people
This lentil stew, a popular dish from the Punjab region of Pakistan, includes whole black lentils, butter/ghee and sometimes curd or cream. The amount and variety of spices varies and so you will have to decide as you go. I will post a full recipe tomorrow.
125 people-mah ki daal
This creamy slow cooked bean dish is a mama's dish in India. Like fried chicken or baked beans in the USA, everyone has a favorite recipe that they think is best, so I have shown quite a few options.

The biggest differences are in the black dahl, whether it is whole, split, or peeled into white dahl; whether a second bean is added; and whether or not butter/ghee and curds/cream are added. Restaurant style tends to have the rich additions, at home maybe not.

Mah ki dahl for 125

18-25 cup Urad dal Black with skin, or peeled
3-6 cups Rajma (red beans) OR chana dahl
8 gallons cooking water
100 Tomatoes, quartered OR 38 cups pulp
25 inches Ginger
OPTIONAL 3 quarts finely chopped onion
OPTIONAL 25 inches stick cinnamon (dalchini)
OPTIONAL 25-50 green chilies, slit and seeds removed
3-4 cups Ghee
1/2 cup Jeera Seeds (cumin)
1/2 cup Mirch Kashmiri (red chili powder, the type used for tandoori)
1 1/2 cups ground coriander
1/4 cup Garam Masala
50 pcs cloves (laung / lavang)
2 tablespoons turmeric powder (haldi)

OPTIONAL 3 quarts fresh cream

OPTIONAL GARNISH fresh coriander leaf/ cilantro

Bean prep: Wash several times, soak 8-24 hours (especially important with red beans), preferably in the refrigerator if it is hot. Change the water every 8 hours if long soaking. Discard the soaking water, don't cook with it.

Put the beans, cooking water in heavy pot(s) or slow cookers with the tomatoes and ginger and the optional cinnamon and green chilies and cook about 5 hours until tender, mash it up a little.

Heat the ghee in a large flat pan, add the cumin, cook stirring constantly until slightly browned. Add all the dry spices and roast just until fragrant, a minute or three Don't scorch it! If it burns, throw it away and start over! Stir constantly.

Stir the spices into the dahl and cook at least 20-30 minutes on a medium heat, don't scorch.

If prepared ahead, now is the time to refrigerate. Pour into pans so thickness is no more than 2 inches; if you try to chill the pot, it will spoil in the middle before it cools.

When hot and ready to serve, stir in the cream, garnish with fresh cilantro and perhaps a drizzle of thinned almond butter.

Serve hot with tandoori rotis, parathas, or steamed rice.

chicken varuval for 150 person ,i need to know how many kilos i need to buy chicken
chicken varuval for 150 person ,i need to know how many kilos i need to buy chicken
1 kilo will serve about 8, depends on how meaty you plan to make it.
vege kurma
100 people
can u plz giv me recipe for vegetable kurma for 100 people
100 people vegetable korma
There are at least 3 different major types of vegetable korma. This is a fancy one used for festivals and parties. It is partially adapted from, a great site for family size recipes.

You will be making more than 10 gallons (40+ liters) of curry, choose your pans accordingly.

Navaratam (9 jewel) korma for 100 people

100 cups cut up vegetables; carrots, peas, green beans, cauliflower, bell peppers, broccoli, mushrooms. Baby corn is sometimes added.
60 cups potatoes or sweet potatoes
Steam or simmer these vegetables just tender.

Prep the Veggies:
Bring water to a boil (enough to cover all the vegetables) then add only the chopped potatoes.
Cover with a lid for 8 minutes, then add the rest of the vegetables. Put the lid back on and cook for about 8 minutes more.
Drain the veggies, set aside. You can use the vegetable cooking water as part of your water in the sauce.

Curry sauce

2 cups Ghee
10 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
40 onions, roughly chopped
80 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
40 inch ginger, roughly chopped
20-40 thai bird chilies (OR 20 serrano pepper OR 20 jalapeno, stemmed and seeded)
20 large tomatoes, about 10 pounds
6 tablespoons Salt
6 tablespoons Coriander Powder
6 tablespoons Paprika
3 tablespoons Kashmiri Chili Powder, or to taste; this is NOT traditional very spicy
3 tablespoons Turmeric Powder
3 tablespoons Garam Masala
2 tablespoons Cardamom Powder (freshly ground is best)
20 inches peeled and sliced ginger root

10 cup Cashews
OPTIONAL 20 tablespoon poppy seed
30 cup water
Bring water to a boil (enough to cover all the vegetables) then add the chopped potatoes.
OPTIONAL pineapple crushed or tidbits.
If you use these, stir them in near the end of cooking!

Make Curry Sauce:

Heat 2 cups ghee in the pots over medium heat.
Add cumin seeds and once they turn brown, add the onions. Stir-fry until onions are soft.
Then add garlic, ginger, thai bird chili, tomato and spices. Stir-fry for a minute, then add the cashews, and poppy seeds if used.
Stir-fry for 8-10 minutes.
Let this cool and then puree in batches, with 30 cups of water.
Puree until smooth.

Finishing Touches and Topping

1 cup Ghee
5 cups Golden Raisins
5 cups Cashews
10 cup coconut cream, from the top of a can of refrigerated Coconut Milk
pinch of Fenugreek Leaves
Optional: chopped cashews and cilantro for garnish

In a small pan on medium heat, heat 1 cup of ghee, golden raisins and cashews. Stir-fry for a minute, then add this to the pots with the curry.
Add 10 cups coconut cream and kasoori methi (fenugreek) to the pots stirring very well.
Cook for a few minutes on medium heat, garnish with chopped cashews and cilantro if desired then serve.

Note: If you are not using coconut coconut cream, add 10 cup of freshly grated/thawed frozen coconut to the ingredients mentioned for grinding, puree it with the rest of the sauce, and omit the coconut cream.

This gravy tends to become thick as it sits because of the cashew paste. If you do not plan on serving immediately, to reheat add some water to the curry and heat it on stove top over medium heat or covered in the oven. Stir while adding and while reheating, it can take up to 2 hours if cold to start and all in one pan.

History note; some of the coconut cream used to be yogurt. If you add yogurt, the pineapple may crack it!There are at least 3 different major types of vegetable korma. This is a fancy one used for festivals and parties. It is adapted from

American cups 240 ml. Hope this helps

200 people
ellen recipe for mutton varuval
Like several other Indian recipes, this dry fried mutton side dish has significant variations. Each of these uses about one kilo bone in for each 10 people as a dry side dish. Do you have any more info on which of these recipes you are looking for? Write back.
200 people
Thank you for the info Ellen. Actually I'm doing catering for small functions (beginners). So far i have some difficulties buying things for the actual quantity. I need some guidence from you to help me.

Example :- how many kilos of mutton
how may kilos of onions, cili & extra items am I supposed to use in my cooking.

And can i have recipe for this mutton varuval.. plz.

thank you so much Ellen.

270 people
what quantity of dal (toor) , veg rice, 2 subzis, cucumber salad, thosai, idli, poori and chapatis should i cook for wedding for 270 people
270 people
what quantity of dal (toor) , veg rice, 2 subzis, cucumber salad, thosai, idli, poori and chapatis should i cook for wedding for 270 people
200 people
Suba. the amounts I show for buffets are for USA appetites, and if it says serves 100, it would serve about 120 in India. So I will give you for 200 in India as a side dish; you would be increasing if you are serving it alone it and not with other dishes.

1 kilo bone in mutton per 8 people.

This varuval is a complicated recipe and is taking some time to develop. I will post it on Facebook when I have it.

270 people
S, this is a huge request.

The basic idea is, if you plan for a total of 1/2 kilo food per person, you will do well.

dal (toor) , each liter dry peas, serves 6
veg rice, see the biryani recipes above
2 subzis, 3 cups each per each 4 people
cucumber salad, 3 cucumbers serve 4

You will have some breads left if you do all these below, but this is the minimum to make sure you don't run out of any one; don't forget the sauces
thosai (dosa, thin crepes), 1 per person
idli, 1 per person
poori, 2 per person and
chapatis, 1 per person

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200 people
can u plz giv me receipe for south indian sambar. tq.
200 people
kuska biryani recipe pls
Kuska (plain) biryani for 100

50 cups basmati rice
22 quarts stock or water
3 cups oil
20 bay leaves
20 star anise
1/4 cup shahi jeera
100 green cardamon
100 cloves
50 nches cinnamon
18 cups sliced onions
3 cups ginger garlc paste
3 quarts deseeded tomatoes
3 tablespoons chil powder
12 cups mint/pudina and coriander
3 cups biryani masala
1 1/2 quarts fresh mild yogurt

Soak and drain rice
Fry the spices in the oil til fragrant, add onions and fry til just golden, then the ginger paste- stir and do not burn.
Add tomatoes, yogurt, chili powder, pudina, coriander, salt, turmeric and masala. cook til tomatoes are mushy.
Pour on water/stock, bring to boil, check salt. Add rice, turn to simmer covered.

150 people South Indian Sambar
South Indian Sambar (vegetable/bean gravy) for 100
The final taste of Sambhar greatly depends on the quality and aroma of the Sambhar Powder. This recipe is hot and spicy with mild tanginess

1 gallon Toor Dal (split pigeon peas)
4 tablespoons Turmeric Powder
3 gallons chopped Mixed Vegetables
2 tablespoons Mustard Seeds
100 Curry Leaves (neem)
50 Dry Red Chillies
4 teaspoons Asafoetida
50 medium Onions, finely chopped (approx. 1/3 cup)
3 cups Sambar Powder
1 1/2 cups Seedless Tamarind
50 Tomatoes, finely chopped (approx. 1 gallon)
3 cups Oil
50 cups + 75 cups Water
3 cups finely chopped Coriander Leaves for garnish
Salt to taste

You can use mixed vegetables like Cauliflower, Capsicum/peppers, Radish, Potato, Brinjal/eggplant, Carrot, French Beans, Okra and so on. Use maximum 3 to 5 varieties of vegetables so that Sambar doesn’t turn thick and Vegetables don’t take away slurpy-ness of this delicious dish.
1. Cook in 25 -50 cups water over low-medium flame until they turn tender. Do not discard the water – use it along with cooked vegetables in step-10 below. A typical mix is 1/4 potato, 1/4 brinjal/eggplant, 1/4 carrot and 1/4 French beans as mixed vegetables.

2. Add toor dal, turmeric powder and 50 cups water. Pressure cook over medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
3. Turn off the flame and allow it to stand until pressure comes down naturally. Open the lid, remove the container of vegetables and mash the dal using spatula or immersion blender.

4. Prepare Tamarind Juice – soak tamarind in 8 cups of hot water for 10-15 minutes, mash it with a spoon and strain it using a sieve and discard the solids.
5. Heat oil in a pan or kadai over medium flame. Add mustard seeds. When they start to splutter, add curry leaves, dry red chilies, asafoetida, and sauté for 10-15 seconds.
6. Add chopped onion. Sauté until onion turns transparent. Add tamarind juice and cook for 2-3 minutes.
7. Add chopped tomatoes.
8. Sauté until tomatoes turn soft. Add Sambar Powder.
9. Stir and cook for a few mnutes.

10. Add cooked and mashed dal, simmered vegetables, 50-75 cups water and salt.
11. Mix well and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until it turns frothy; it will add around 12 minutes.
12. Turn off the flame. Transfer spicy Sambar into a serving bowl and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

200 people
ellen recipe for ghee rice and fry chicken for 200 people. tq so much for yr help and kindness.
200 people
mutton curry recipe,
potato masala
mint and coriander chutney


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150 people ,can u help me to prepared mutton biryani for 150 people ,ingredients and method...
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100 people

chetinnad mutton biryani

150 people - can you help me to prepare meal maker and potato peratal . Ingredients and method
Nina I am still working on the mutton recipe.

Malar, I don; know what "mealmaker" is. Can you describe or give another name?

80 people
dear ellen ,

i need help on preparing food for 80 people on
plain rice
cabbage fry
brinjal fry
soya tofu sambal

tq in advance

Hi Ellen

Mealmaker means somekind of soya tauhu

Swati bhatia
100 people
Hi Ellen,
I have got an order from office for daily meals.
The menu includes 2 veggies (1dry, 1gravy), dal, rice, chapati, salad.
Can u plz help me what quasntity of veggies, dal nd rice i should prepare .

Thanx in advance..

Swati, my servings on the site are calculated for USA appetites, which are large. And I am going to give you some info in cups, pounds, etc, so please convert if needed

1 pound dried pulses cooks up to 6 cups, allow 1/2 cup per person.
22 pounds ready to cook veg will allow scan 1/2 cup serving for 100, You would do 2 sets. You have to add in weight to allow for trimming and peeling.
4 kilos of rice will make 100 servings
his allows for plates, but no seconds.

400 people
Can you help me to estimate Soya chunks biryani for 400 people pl.
Smita Sawant
100 people
I have to make dal and rice for 100 people's so how much ingridents I need for this
Smita, for 200, 8-9 kilos of raw rice.
60 grams raw dahl per person= 6 kilos, plus all the add-ins, veggies and spices
50 people
How to make veg priyamani for 50 peoples
What are the measurements of things?
What are the ingredients needs?
The very first post on this hread has a link to veg biryani for 100, and there are several more notes in the following quaestions. If you need additional info, please write back.
chicken biryani parcel of 150 people is one box of one kg so how many kilos of rice and how many kilos of chicken will I take
please tell me 200 pax for Daal Tadka and Dum Allo
and steamed rice .recipe with ingredient require ???
I want receipe for preparing paneer sabzi and dal tadka for 150 peoples please help me with the receipes
150 people - can you help me to prepare chicken white biryani.
Guys, please read ALL the biryani poss above before posting another biryani question.
Dal Tadka
Tadka dal
A seasoned, tempered dal- restaurant style, often served with rice, generally a Punjabi dish.

Usually, the lentils are cooked with onions and tomatoes, turmeric and some spices, then tempered/flavored with ghee and spices just before serving.

For 100 people:
25 cups mixed dal
4 gallons plus 6 quarts water
This simmers till tender while you make the seasoning
3 tablespoons ghee
25 medium onions, chopped
12 inch peeled ginger root, grated or chopped
20-25 green chilis, chopped
Cook until tender but not brown. Stir in:
8-12 pounds tomato, chopped
3 T red chili powder (some cooks put this in the ghee temper after cooking the dal)
1/4-1/2 cup turmeric
Cook until veggies are tender.
Stir in the dal and add the extra water as needed for texture.
salt to taste
Simmer at least 15 minutes. May refrigerate now- shallow pans not over 2" deep, so it cools quickly.

TADKA- ghee temper- usual procedure, just before serving
3-5 cups ghee
1/3 cup cumin
3-6 HEADS of garlic OPTIONAL (some cooks put part of this with the onions when they cook - be very careful not to brown he garlic!)
50 dry red chili in 2 pieces
3-6 tablespoons hing

3 cups chopped coriander for garnish

Serve the dal with a spoonful of temper including a piece of the dry chili, and a sprinkle of chopped coriander

Here are some prep notes from
Few Tips To make Restaurant Style Punjabi Dal Tadka

Dal tadka cannot be made without using generous amount of ghee (clarified butter). However if you are on strict diet you can use Oil instead of ghee.
The consistency of Dal tadka should not be too thin or too thick. It should have runny consistency that can be enjoyed with jeera rice.
A lot of people add garlic in tadka (chaunk). I feel garlic is good in lasooni dal. But if you want you can add garlic in dal tadka.
If you are serving dal tadka for party or get together. You can make dal (step 1 and step 2) without tempering beforehand. And just before serving make tadka and pour it on dal. That way dal tadka taste much better.
In addition to toor dal (pigeon pea) and chana dal (bengal gram) you can also add masoor dal in dal tadka.
To add smoky flavor or aroma of burnt charcoal in dal tadka you can use “dhungar technique”. Place a small katori in dal tadka and put a burnt charcoal in it. As soon as smoke comes out of charcoal close the lid and let the dal get infused with smoky flavor. This way the tadka wali dal will taste similar to the dhaba style.

Storage tips: You can make the dal in advance and keep it in the refrigerator. When needed, reheat adding liquid if needed, then make and pour the tadka/tempering on top and serve.

Rohan Gadhave
For 1oo
I want to make Indian chicken gravy and white Rice can you suggest Me the total ingridents for Indian chicken curry and how can we make it More proper
Rohan there are dozens, maybe hundreds, of different chicken curries, depending on what region you are in and what else, if anything, is included in the gravy; also how many people and what else is being served. If you are in the USA, you could look at the the mild vegetable curry on this site.

For chicken curry, each kilo of boneless chicken meat will make 10 generous portions of meaty curry.

50 people
hii i want to make chole .bt i dont know how much take the ingridents please suggest me.
50 people chole
Chana masala, also known as channay, chole masala, chole or chholay, contains a variety of chickpea called chana or kala chana. Chickpeas, Onion, Tomatoes, Coriander Seed, Garlic, Chiles, Ginger are the principal ingredients.

For the chole masala:

2 cups ghee or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cumin seeds
12 medium yellow onion, small dice
3/4 cup peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger (from about a 24-inch piece)
2 heads garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped (30-40 cloves)
12-18 serrano chiles, stemmed and finely chopped
12 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes in juice
1/3 cup garam masala
3 tablespoons ground coriander
3 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
2+ tablespoons turmeric
24 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (42 cups)
6 cups water

For the chole masala:

Heat the ghee/oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add the cumin seeds and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1-2 minute. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, and chiles and season with kosher salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened, about 6-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, set a fine-mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Strain the tomatoes and reserve the juices. Coarsely chop the tomatoes into 1-inch pieces; set aside.
When the onions have softened, add the garam masala, coriander, measured salt, and turmeric to the frying pan and stir to coat the onion mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 to 4 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes, their reserved juices, the chickpeas, and the water. Stir to combine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors have melded and the sauce has thickened slightly, at least 20 minutes.
This dish can be made ahead and refrigerated. Chill in shallow pans (2 inches deep) so it cools rapidly and safely.

For serving (optional):

Steamed white rice
Pomegranate molasses
Plain yogurt
Naan or chapatis

Top each serving with a scoop of yogurt and a drizzle of sweet-tart pomegranate molasses, after you spoon it over steamed rice or scoop it up with naan.

Palak paneer curry and raita for 150 persons
Thank you
120 people
Hi Ellen
In a menu consisting of 12 items like veg biryani,roti,chanamasala,sambar,rasam,carrot curry,masala vada,payasam many kgs of rice should I cook for vegetable biryani and for plain white rice.?
Please help.
Saroj, I am sorry I missed your post- I did not realize someone had posted after the long reply I made just above. Do you still need this recipe?
120 people-rice
Anitha, nice menu.

What I do in this situation is figure the total amount of rice I would cook with only one rice dish, for party size portions for this many people, I allow a kilo of rice for each 10-12 people for a vegetable biryani. Add 10% to allow for the increase from he choice, so for 120 people, about 12 -14 kilos between the two dishes. You will have to decide what portion of he crowd will want biryani, usually at least 2/3.

Shayshad Bangson
Recipe for 100 people Kerala Malabar biriyani
100 people
( Malabar) Chicken Biriyani is a classic.
There are mainly two types of famous Biriyanis in Malabar (Kerala,South India), Kozhikodan(Calicut) Biriyani and Thalassery biriyani. They have different layering and different ways of using caramelized onions. Which are you looking for.
md nurujjaman
300 people
Kolkata Mutton Biryani Recipe
Party size portions for this many people, I allow a kilo of rice for each 12 people for a biryani. Everything else is in proportion.

This recipe may help you with the general amounts and spices, note it is for 100:

This article will help you adapt the recipe above to perfect the Kolkata variation:

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Narendra Singh Singh
100 plates VEG BIRYANI
Hi Ellen ,
Required for a Base kitchen to serve packed Veg Biryani 1000 packets daily .
Please guide ! with recipe as this is for commercial use
Narendra S Dhillon
100 people
Aloo dum for 100 peoples.
Narendra, he best I can do for you is the very first recipe on this thread. Check out he link and write back.
PK Ghosh, there are a LOT or variations for aloo dum, wet or dry, potatoes deep-fried or sauteed, please tell me more about the recipe you want.
Sambar and paneer sabji with no cream for 80 people
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200 people
200 adami k liy matar panner bnane k liy kitta saman chahiye
50 people
Dear Ellen

Trust you are well,

May I please have a recipe for chicken/mutton dhal ghos for 50 people and also a chicken curry recipe (traditional ) for 50 people.

I'd greatly appreciate your assistance

Many thanks

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Nikhil Ashok Nikam
Hii how much quantity of paneer should i use for 100 people paneer biryani
Hi please help I need to know how to make mutton biryani for
150 people measuring and everything step by step please
Use this recipe for 100 people and do 1 and 1/2 times he amounts for 150 people.

Namrata Bhalerao
60 people veg biryani
How much kg biryani will required for 60 people
About 30 kilos. Assumes there are some other side dishes.
150 people mutton biryani ingredients
150 ppl mutton biryani ingredients list pls
Please see the recipes and links a the top of the thread. This is covered.
How much raw ingrediants should avail veg pulao for 150 people
Already posted see 1/27/17. Just increase amount for 100 times 1.5.
100 people
How much of uncooked dal and rice is required for 100 people.Please tell quantity of ingredients as well.. for simple daal and mixed daal separately.thanku
Assuming you are doing rice and dahl with not much else; 16 pounds raw rice cooks up to about 1/3 liter per person for 100. 8 pounds dry beans only cooks up to about a half cup per person for 100, so you might double that or more.

Mixed dahl usually uses 4 to 5 different dahls. For a large portion per person, you want a kilo per 10 people of mixed raw dahls.
Plus water, turmeric, salt. First you cook the beans.

The topping varies by region, here is one for 100 which can be spooned on top or stirred and cooked into the already cooked beans:

1 1/ cups ghee / clarified butter
8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) cumin / jeera
75 pods cardamom
25 bay leaf / tej patta
50 dried red chilli, broken
8 to 9 pounds onions, finely chopped
50 green chili, slit
8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) ginger garlic paste
25 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons turmeric
1/3 cup salt
3 1/2 quarts water
2 1/2 tablespoons garam masala
3 cups fresh coriander, finely chopped, for garnish

hydrabadi style vegetable biryani
How much quantity of bamati rice and mutton is required to cook mutton biryani. And the ingredients required for making.
100 people
100 pax jeera rice and vegetable sambar and puli mandy
Hi, Can you please let me know how much qty i need the below food for 150 people

1. Vegetable biryani
2. masala vada
3. Gobi Mancurain
4. Naan
5. panner tikka masala
6. White Rice
7. Puli Kolmbu
8. Yogurt Samiya
9. Pinapple/Cucumber salar

200 people
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