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Saturday, May 1, 2010

One Pot Mutton Biriyani

(In this recipe Mutton can be replaced with Chicken for Chicken Biriyani)
Ingredients:
    1. Cooking Oil       – 1/4 Cup
    2. Basmati Rice    -  2 Cups
    3. Mutton            -   1 lb
    4. Cloves             - 4 nos
    5. Cinnamon Stick – 1large or 2 small
    6. Cardamom    - Black 1 or Green lightly crushed 2
    7. Bay Leaf – 1 no
    8. Red Chilli – 1 (Optional)
    9. Black Peppercorns – 1/4 tsp
    10. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
    11. Fennel Seeds – 1/4 tsp
    12. Onion – 2 Cups (roughly chopped)
    13. Ginger and Garlic paste – 1/4 cup
    14. Tomato – 1/4 cup
    15. Mint – 1 cup
    16. Corriander Leaves – 1 cup
    17. Green Chillies – 4 nos
    18. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tbsp
    19. Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
    20. Corriander Powder – 1 tbsp
    21. Garam Masala Powder – 1tbsp
    22. Lemon juice – 2 tbsps.
    23. Salt - 1tbsp
 Method:
1.Place the cooker on the stove add oil and the spices. IMG_2687
2.Add the onion.
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3.The amount of ginger and garlic for the paste.IMG_2689
4. Add the Ginger and Garlic paste.4.GGPaste
5.The amount of Mint, Corriander, and green chillies for the green paste.
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6.Add the green paste.
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7.Now add Salt, Chilli, Corriander, Turmeric and Curry Powder.
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8. Add the tomatoes (yes only so much!)8.Tomato
9.Stir the pot well, until all the ingredients are mixed well.9.TomatoBath
10.IAdd the mutton.Add 1/2 a cup of water (While boiling, the meat releases water). Reduce the flame to medium.Cover the cooker, cook for two whistle sound or 20 mins. Now wash and soak the rice.10.Mutton
11. Wait till the whistle sound sets down, take off the lid and add the rice. Add 2 1/2 cups of water. Allow it to boil, now it’s time to test the salt. The salt taste should be little above the normal. Place the lid and cook them for about 15 mins.
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12. When you open the cooker, it’ll look like a gravy (like the below picture). Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Now gently fold from the corners towards inside. Cover the lid for 5 mins.12.One more
13. Serve with  Raita . Ready to eat! 13.MB
Note:
Mutton can be replaced with chicken. While cooking with chicken just cover the cooker do not pressure cook,  cook for about 20 mins in a medium  flame before adding the rice.