Sunday, September 12, 2010


For Rice

Basmati rice ------------- 2 cups
Water---------------------- 3 1/2 cup
Cinnamon----------------  a small piece
Cardamom---------------  3
Cloves--------------------- 3
Bay leaf------------------- 1
Saunf/perumjeerakam--1/4 tsp
Ghee------------------------  1tbsp
Lemon juice---------------  1/4 tsp

  1. Wash and soak rice in warm water for 30 minutes.Then drain off the water.
  2. In a medium heat vessel add a tbsp of ghee and add the whole garam masalas(cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,bay leaf,saunf)
  3. Then  add rice to the vessel and stir for few minutes. This prevents the rice from sticking together.
  4. Then add 3 1/2 cup water and needed salt. Sprinkle lemon juice to it.
  5. Cook covered in medium to low flame.

step  3

For Marination

Mutton--------------------  1lb cut in to pieces
Ginger---------------------  3 inch
Garlic ---------------------  1large pod
Lemon juice--------------  1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder -----   1 or 2 tsp
Coriander powder------   1 tbsp
Turmeric powder-------   1/2 tsp
Mutton masala powder--1/2 tsp (optional)
Garam masala powder-- 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper powder--   a pinch
Salt as needed.
  1. Grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste and marinate Mutton for minimum 30 minutes; (OR)  marinate and keep in refrigerator for overnight.
  2. Cook the marinated mutton pieces in a pressure cooker with 2tbsp Yogurt. Add  very little water if needed only.  Check the seasoning.
For Biryani

Ghee ---------------------- 2tsp
Tomato-------------------- 1 firm, medium sized ( remove seeds)
Mint leaves/pudina----- a hand full chopped
Cilantro ------------------ a hand full chopped
Yogurt/curd---------------1 tbsp
Fried Onions------------- 2 tbsp ( Fry sliced Onions in oil . Sprinkle little rice flour to the onions for crunchiness)
Biryani Masala powder---2 tsp
Green chilly-------------  1 or 2 (cut lengthwise)
Ginger -------------------- 1 inch
Garlic ---------------------  2 large cloves
Small Onion--------------- 3
Grind Ginger Garlic and small onion to a smooth paste.

  1. In a medium heat flat pan , add ghee and saute ground ginger garlic and small onion paste.
  2. Add Green chilly and  Tomato. Saute it in low flame. Then add Mint leaves and  Cilantro/coriander leaves.
  3. Add Biryani masala and yogurt.
  4. Next add in the cooked mutton. Keep stirring till all the excess water evaporates.
  5. Check the seasoning.
  6. Next in a vessel slightly mix in cooked rice , fried Onions and mutton.
step  4

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  2. I love that tomato rose :-) I'm a mutton lover so can't resist myself here...
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  3. Love mutton Biryani..this looks absolutely delicious..cute rose.

  4. mutton biryani looks soooo delicious ...must be big treat for mutton lovers



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