Monday, May 30, 2011

Nawabi Biryani/Mutton Biryani Recipe


Basmati rice                                                                  325 gms.
Mutton, cut in pieces                                                     ½ kg.
Onions, sliced                                                               3 nos.
Ginger-garlic paste                                                        ½ tbsp.
  Garam Masala                                                               1 tsp.
Red chilies                                                                     3 nos.
Cinnamon                                                                     1" piece
Curd, beaten                                                                ½ cup
Green cardamom                                                         3 nos.
Pepper                                                                        5 nos.
Cloves                                                                        5 nos.
Shahjeera                                                                   ½ tsp.
Turmeric powder                                                        ½ tsp.
Saffron, in 1/4 cup milk                                              1 pinch
Coriander/Pudina, chopped                                        As required
Jardalu (apricots)                                                       5 nos.
Dry fruits                                                                   As required
Ghee                                                                         As required


1.Fry the dry fruits & apricots in 2½ tbsps. ghee with a little salt to taste.
2.Now grind the fried onions and red chilies to a fine paste.
3.Marinate the mutton pieces with curd, ginger-garlic paste, onion paste, turmeric powder and salt.
4.In a pressure cooker heat ghee, add the marinated mutton and pressure cook till done.
5.Heat ghee again in another vessel, add the whole spices, fry for a while and then add the washed rice.
6.Add salt, warm water so that comes 1½ inch above the rice and cook till the rice is done.
7.Remove, spread out to cool and remove the whole spices.
8.Now to assemble, apply ghee to a heavy bottomed vessel, add the cooked mutton and sprinkle little garam masala.
9.Cover with a layer of rice, followed by a melted ghee and then the saffron milk.
10.Lastly, add the fried nuts, cover tightly and keep on dum for 15-20 minutes.
11.Mix and serve hot garnished with chopped coriander & pudina.


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