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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kadhai Gosht Ki Biryani





Serves: 5
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes



Ingredients

For Mutton Kadhai Gravy
  • 1 kilo Mutton
  • 2 medium size onion sliced
  • 3 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 4 to 5 green chilies roughly chopped
  • 2 inch piece of ginger julienned
  • 1 tbsp red chili flakes (crushed dry red chilies)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup cooking oil


For Rice Preparation
  • 4 cups of long grain basmati rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Big piece of cinnamon stick
  • 5 cardamom
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Enough water to cook the rice.


For Dum Cooking:
  • 1 cup fried onion
  • 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup milk + 1 tsp rose water + Pinch of yellow colour
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 4 tbsp. of ghee or butter


Method for making Kadhai Gosht Gravy:
  1. First boil the mutton pieces in a pressure cooker with salt, 1 tbsp. ginger & garlic paste and 2 cup water.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai and add bay leaf, whole cumin and sliced onion. Fry till soft.
  3. Then add 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste, turmeric, red chili flakes. Fry for 1 minute.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook till soft and oil separates.
  5. Add cooked mutton pieces with 1 cup of its water, yogurt, chopped green chilies and ginger pieces. Taste and add salt.
  6. Cook for 10 more minutes till mutton is well combined with all the spices.
  7. The consistency should not be too dry. It should be like a thick gravy.


Method for cooking rice:
  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and soak for 30 minutes in water.
  2. Heat a large vessel (this will be used for dum cooking) filled with water. Bring to a boil and add 2 bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, vinegar, salt and oil.
  3. Add the soaked rice and cook till 90% done. When you check the rice it should be firm and not fully cooked.
  4. Drain the rice in a colander and set aside.
  5. In the same vessel pour the hot kadhai gosht gravy.
  6. Spread half of the cooked rice and sprinkle with the few drops of milk + rose water + colour mixture. Sprinkle a handful of coriander leaves and fried onion along with pinch of garam masala. 
  7. Repeat the step 6 with rest of the rice.
  8. Make some deep dents in the rice so that the steam can easily circulate. Pour some ghee or butter over the rice and seal the vessel with a foil and a tight lid. (to avoid the steam from escaping)
  9. Cook on medium low heat for 15 minutes. You will see the foil has puffed up due to the steam. Switch off the gas and let the biryani stay covered for another 15 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.






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