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Mutton Biriyani


Basmati rice 2 1/2 cups
Mutton 1/2 kg
Onion 3 chopped finely
Tomato 3 chopped finely
Garlic 2 1/2 tbsp
Ginger 2 1/2 tbsp
Green chilly paste 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder 1 tbsp
Yogurt 4 tbsp
Coriander leaves 1 cup
Mint leaves 3/4 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Limejuice 4 tbsp
Chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cardamoms 3
Cloves 3
Cinnamon 3 one inch pieces
Salt as needed


Heat Ghee in a pan. Saute onions till golden brown.Make a paste of garlic, ginger and green chilly and ad the paste. Fry for two minutes. Put chopped tomatoes, chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, mint leaves and coriander leaves into this. Sautefor a for while till the masala becomes thick. Add cut and cleaned mutton pieces and stir.If required pour little water and mix. Cook till mutton is done. Add yogurt and mix well.

Soak the rice in water for 20 minutes, drain and keep aside. Heat ghee, add a pinch of turmeric powder and the dry spices for rice preparation and fry for 1 minute. Add rice and fry for further 2 to 3 minutes. Cook rice until it is done and drain. Take care the rice not to be sticky.

Heat a vessel. Pour a little of ghee. Put a little of cooked rice and spread 1 teaspoon of limejuice over it. Put one layer of the mutton masala above it and repeat the process till the rice and masala are over. Close the lid tightly and heat on a low flame for about 10 minutes. Mix before serve.

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