Special Hyderabadi Biryani

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Basmati rice - 500 g
  • 1 kg - mutton, cut into small pieces
  • Garam masala - 2 tsp
  • Red chillies - 6
  • Cashew nuts - a handful
  • Onions (sliced fine & fried till crisp) - 5
  • Cloves - 2
  • Dalchini - 2
  • Elaichi - 3
  • Green chillies - 6
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 3 tsp
  • Saffron (dissolved into 3/4 cup 2 pinches milk)
  • Curd, beaten - 1 cup
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Eggs, boiled - 4
  • Ghee/oil - 5 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Special Hyderabadi Biryani

  • Grind red chillies and cashewnuts to a fine paste.
  • To the mutton, apply the ginger-garlic paste and beaten curd.
  • Marinate for 30 mins.
  • Heat 4 tbsp ghee an fry the red chillies.
  • Add the marinated mutton, 1/4 of the fried onion, 1tsp garam masala and salt to taste.
  • Keep frying till ghee separates.
  • Add 1.5 cups warm water and pressure cook till tender.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry the sabut masala.
  • Add rice and fry a little.
  • Add green chillies and salt to taste.
  • Then add mutton and rice together and enough warm water and cook till rice is done.
  • Mix together garam masala and fried onion and juice of one lemon.
  • Sprinkle the rice with saffron milk and dot with ghee.
  • Garnished with eggs cut into halves.
  • Serve hot.

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