Plain Mutton pulao

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 10
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - Basmati rice (washed and soaked for about 1 hour)
  • 1 kg - mutton/lamb (or beef) cut into fairly big pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp spice powder or garam masala
  • 1/2 kg tomatoes chopped
  • 3 pieces cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 1 nutmeg flower
  • 2 cups oil or ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 green chillies ground
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 kg onions sliced finely
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

How to Make Plain Mutton pulao

  • Wash the meat and marinate with the spice powder, green chilli paste, half the quantity of ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder for half an hour.
  • Heat the oil or ghee in a large vessel, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg flower, remaining ginger-garlic paste and onions. Saute for some time.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, curds, mint leaves, chilli powder and simmer till the oil separates from the masala and the tomatoes are reduced to pulp.
  • Add the marinated meat and salt and cook for 10 mins.
  • Remove the pieces and keep aside.
  • Now add sufficient water to the gravy in the vessel so as to get about 7 glasses of liquid.
  • Add the rice and cook till half done.
  • Now add the cooked meat and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low heat till done.
  • Serve with curd chutney or salad.