Monday, September 11, 2006

Mutton biryani

I had tried many recipes with mutton before but never tried mutton biryani.This weekend had tried just that, to my luck, it came out ok...It's always a mystery how a biryani will come out, everyone will have concerns about the rice getting overcooked or undercooked..I am sure that most of you will agree on this.anyways this time I was very lucky and everything came out just fine.

Mutton Biryani


Basmati rice - 2 and 1/2 cup
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Onion - 2 chopped fine
Chilly powder - 3 tbsp
Dania powder - 1tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies-3 slit
Mint leaves-1/2 cup
Coriander leaves-1/2 cup
Whole garam masalas

For Garnishing
Onion - 1 sliced fine and fried till very brown
Cashews - 10 fried

Clean mutton and marinate it with turmeric powder,curd,salt,garlic-ginger paste for abt 1 hr.Soak Basmati rice for abt 30 min.s.Heat pressure cokker and pour oil.When the oil is hot, fry the whole garam masalas and onion.When the onion is golden brown add chilly,dania powders and mint,coriander leaves.Finally add the marinated meat and mix very well.Add just enough water, not too much.Pressure cook the meat for about 4 whistles.Switch off the stove and let the pressure go down.Now open the cooker and add the drained rice.I had added just 2 and 1/2 cups of water 'coz there was enough water already in the cooked masala.Add salt and pressure cook again for 2 whistles...After the whistles, let the pressure go down again and open the cooker.With a spatula, slighlty start transfering the biryani to a platter without mushing the rice down.Garnish with fried onion and cashew nuts.Serve it with raita and pappadam.Enjoy..

you can add tomatoes and coconut milk in this recipe.Beware my recipe is very spicy so adjust the spices according to you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mutton biryani looks so good. I am going to try this. Thanks for posting.