Saturday, 6 June 2015

Pakistani Mutton Biriyani

Pakistani Mutton Biriyani
Ingredients 
1 kg Mutton
1 kg Basmati Rice 
2 big onions sliced
1 tomato chopped 
1 1/2 tbsp garlic, ginger and chilli paste 
1 tbsp Briyani masala powder ( 1/4 tsp ( Saha jeera ) cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp coriander powder, 2 green cardomom, 1 small stick Cinnamon, 4 cloves, 8 to 10 pepper, 1/2 nutmeg, 2 whole red chillies, 2 star anise, 2 bay leaves) to grind
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
6 dry plums
1/2 cup curd
1/2 cup milk
2 pinch saffron
Pinch of kesar colour
Salt to taste
3 tbsp ghee
Chopped mint and coriander leaves for garnishing 
1/4 cup of mix dry fruits ( Kaju, raisins and almond flakes)
1/2 tsp Kewra essence 
2 boiled eggs
1/4 cup pomegranate 
For the salad cut 1 tomato, 1 onion, 1 cucumber into to slice. Slit 2 green chillies, slice 1 lime.
Method
Marinate the mutton with curd, ginger, garlic, chilli paste, biriyani masala powder, salt, turmeric powder for a hour. Take the rice an soak for 30 minutes. Take a pan add 1 1/2 tbsp ghee and fry the onions till golden brown.  Take  1/2  of the onions and keep it aside. Let the rest of the onions be in the pan. Add the marinated Mutton and tomato. Let it cook in its own juice. Cook the soaked rice. Add salt to taste and 1/2 tsp ghee in the rice and mix it. Once the mutton is cooked and the gravy has reduce, take mutton of the gas. Take 1/2 cup milk. Warm the milk and add saffron and Kewra essence. Divided the rice into two parts. Add 1/2 milk to one part of the rice and mix it.  Now add colour to the remaining milk. Add the the milk to the other remaining rice and mix it. Cut the eggs in to two and keep it aside. Take a platter. Add the White rice on the plate. Create a   space in between the rice. Add the mutton in the centre. Now spread the coloured rice on the top. Sprinkle the brown onions on top. Heat 1/2 tsp ghee and fry the dry fruits and spread it on the rice. Sprinkle coriander and mint leaves. Now mix the salad and sprinkle salt on it. Garnish the biriyani with the salad, lime , green chillies, pomegranate seeds and eggs.