Tasty Mutton Biryani

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Total Time:
2 hours 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 325 g - basmati rice
  • 1/2 kg - mutton
  • 3 - onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 3 - red chillies
  • 1- cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup - curds, beaten
  • 3 - green cardamom
  • 5 - black pepper corns
  • 1/2 tsp - shahjeera (small jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup - milk with saffron
  • 1 pinch - coriander/pudina chopped
  • 5 - apricots| Dry fruits to garnish
  • Ghee or oil as required

How to Make Tasty Mutton Biryani

  • Fry dry fruits and apricots in 2.5 tbsp ghee or oil with a little salt to taste.
  • Deep fry sliced onions.
  • Now grind the fried onions and red chillies to a fine paste (add cashews or skinned badams for thick and rich gravy).
  • Marinate the mutton with curd, ginger garlic paste, onion paste, turmeric powder and salt for 1 hour.
  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and add the marinated mutton and pressure cook till done.
  • Heat oil in another vessel and add the whole spices. Fry for a while and add the washed rice, salt and warm water, so that it comes 1.5 inch above the rice and cook till rice is half done.
  • Strain, remove and spread the rice to cool in a large thali and remove the whole spices.
  • Dissolve saffron in milk and sprinkle on the rice.
  • To assemble:
  • Add oil in a vessel and add cooked mutton and sprinkle garam masala.
  • Cover with a layer of rice followed by melted ghee or oil and saffron milk.
  • Lastly, add the fried nuts, cover tightly and sim for 15-20 mins.
  • Mix and serve hot with garnished pudina and coriander.