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Chettinad Mutton Biryani

Nov-28-2015
Menaga Sathia
30 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
Serves
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ABOUT Chettinad Mutton Biryani RECIPE

Everyone loves biryani in any form, be it with veggies or eggs or seafood or meat. We enjoy a hearty meal of biryani with raita and chalna or kurma.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Ingredients for cooking the mutton:
  2. Mutton - 1/2 kg
  3. turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  4. ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  5. chilli powder - 2 tsp
  6. curry leaves - few
  7. To Grind :
  8. Red chilli - 3
  9. Green chilli - 2
  10. pearl onions - 12
  11. cinnamon - 2 small pieces
  12. fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  13. garlic pods - 10
  14. cloves - 2
  15. cardamom - 2
  16. ginger - 1 inch piece
  17. mint Leaves - A Handful
  18. For Sauteing:
  19. onion - 2 sliced lengthwise
  20. tomato - 2 Finely chopped
  21. mint leaves - handful
  22. Basmathi rice - 2 cups
  23. TO TEMPER :
  24. cloves - 3
  25. cardamom - 2
  26. cinnamon - 2 small pieces
  27. curry leaves - a few
  28. bay leaf - 2
  29. ghee - 2 tbsp
  30. oil - as needed
  31. salt - to taste
  32. curd - 2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and soak for 10 minutes. Drain the water. Heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the rice for 10 minutes. Keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker heat oil and the ginger garlic paste, saute for a minute then add the mutton pieces and saute it for 5 minutes. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, a pinch of salt and 1 1/2 cups of water. Cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Now the grind the ingredients given under "to grind" to a fine paste.
  4. Once the mutton is cooked, release the pressure, strain the mutton stalk and keep it aside.This has to be used instead of water.
  5. Now heat a pressure cooker, add oil and temper with the ingredients given under "to temper", then add in the onions and saute it very well.
  6. Add the ground masala, saute it for 5 minutes, then add chopped tomato and saute till they become soft.
  7. Add the mutton pieces now and mix it well, then add curd and mix.
  8. 1 : 1 1/2 is the ratio of water to rice including yogurt. Measure the mutton stalk.
  9. For 2 cups of rice you have to pour 3 cups of water including yogurt, iff you have 2 cups of stalk then add 1 more cup of water.
  10. When this mixture starts to boil, add the fried rice and salt followed by mint leaves. Mix it well.
  11. Close the cooker. When the pressure develops put the weight on it. Keep the stove on low medium.
  12. Cook it for 10 minutes and turn off the flame. Once the pressure goes, gently mix the rice.
  13. Serve it with raita or mutton kurma.

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Anupama Basu
Sep-07-2016
Anupama Basu   Sep-07-2016

Thanks you shear this recipe I will definitely make this biryani

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