Monday, June 22, 2009

Mutton Biryani With Seeraka Samba

Ingredients:
Goat meat/Mutton - 1.5 lb
Seeraka Samba Rice - 2 cups
Onion large - 1 ( thin sliced )
Green chillies -6 nos
Tomato - 1 ( chopped )
Ginger garlic paste - 3 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Mint - 20 leaves.
Corriander leaves - 1 handfull
Curd - 2 tbsp
Bay leaf - 3
Star anise - 1 no
Oil - 4 tbsp
Ghee 1 tbsp ( optional )
Salt to taste.
For powder:
Cinnammon stick - 1
Clove - 2
Cardomom - 2
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Grind them into a fine powder.
Method:
  • Wash and soak the rice 15 minutes.
  • Cut the mutton pieces into medium size & wash it nicely.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil then add bay leaves, star anise& grinded masala powder.
  • Now put in the sliced onions and green chillies & fry it till golden brown.
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste & fry for 5 minutes.
  • Then add the tomatoes & fry it till the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the mutton pieces along with turmeric, chilli powder and salt. and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Now add mint leaves and corriander leaves and fry it for 1 minute.Then pour little water & mix it nicely.
  • Now close the lid and pressure cook the mutton till it is tender. Now open the lid and and measure the gravy in the mutton. We need total 4 cups of water for 2 cups of rice including the gravy.( For example, if there is 1 cup of liquid in the mutton, add 3 cups of water.)
  • Add the soaked rice along with the required amount of hot water to the mutton in the pressure cooker.mix it gently.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook till the first whistle or cook 10 minutes in medium flame.
  • Switch off the stove and let stand till it cools down.
  • Delicious mutton biryani is ready.

Serve with onion Raitha.