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Last Updated Friday December 09 2016 05:34 AM IST

Madras Mutton Biriyani

Mrs K M Mathew
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Preparation Time

90

Cooking Time

70

Serves

4

Calories

5920

The splendid, awe-inspiring Madras mutton biriyani, renowned for its flavour is finally here. Grab the recipe and make your own!

Ingredients

½ kg basmati rice

1 cup ghee

1 kg mutton, salted and boiled

3 pieces cinnamon

8 cardamom pods

6 cloves

1 tsp fennel seeds

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp chilli powder

2 dsp ginger paste

2 dsp garlic paste

1 cup coriander leaves

½ cup mint leaves

1 cup tomato sliced

½ cup scraped coconut and 2 tbsp cashew nut ground

½ cup curd

250gm onion fried

4 green chillies

½ cup dry fruits sauteed in ghee

½ tsp nutmeg powder

Preparation

Pour ghee into the pan

Drop the cardamom, cinnamon and cloves into the melted ghee

Follow it up with 2 dsp garlic paste. Stir well until the raw smell of the garlic goes away

Add the ground masala of turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and fennel seeds

Add 2 dsp ginger paste to the masala

Drop the sliced tomato pieces into the pan and blend well. Saute until the ghee starts to form a layer topping the curry

Meanwhile, keep the water on high flame. When it boils, add salt

Put the rice in, and let it cook

Into the masala mix, add the fried onions

Add a little salt to it

Drop the coriander leaves and mint leaves into the pan and mix well

Add the curd to the masala mix and stir well

Add the cooked mutton pieces to the masala

Put the lid on the pan and let it cook for a while

Once done, add the ground mixture of coconut and cashew nuts

Add green chillies to the mixture

In the vessel in which the biriyani is to be heated/baked, add a few drops of ghee

Layer the bottom with rice and then add the masala on top of the rice

Now, add another layer of rice over the meat mixture

Over the rice layer, pour the rest of the meat gravy and spread evenly

Top it up with another layer of rice

Add nutmeg powder to the dry fruits and spread them over the rice

Once again, add a final layer of rice

Cover with a moist cloth and close the lid

Place in an oven and bake at 150 degrees for half an hour

Once done, take the vessel off the oven and remove the moist cloth

Now, the biriyani is ready to be served

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