Sunday, 27 July 2014

Id ka Dawat : Mutton Biriyani

Mutton Biriyani & Rezala
Name one festival that you can celebrate without it’s special food. Be it Id, Durga Puja or Christmas. Id celebration is incomplete without Biriyani and Mutton Rezala. Durga Puja without ‘bhog’ and Christmas without Cakes.

Mutton Biriyani recipe:

To Serve: 5 Persons

For marinade:
3 Onions
1 Ginger
5 gm mace and 2 Nutmegs
200 gm Curd
Sugar and salt to taste

Make a paste of all the above in blender.

5 to 6 Mutton pieces
Mix the above well with Mutton pieces and marinate overnight. At least 6 hrs. minimum.

More ingredients:

1. 2 Onions: Sliced in thin stripes. Fry till the onions turn into brown. Keep ready.
2. 500 gm: Basmati Rice. Soak the rice in water for 15 min. Then cook the rice. Then spread it on a plate and keep aside.
3. 2 Potatoes: Cut in half. Slightly boiled. Then fry it and keep aside.
4. Add saffron and 3 drops of sweet attor in half cup warm milk. Keep ready.
5. One table spoon Kewra water
6. 3 to 4 table spoon Ghee

Take out the Mutton pieces from the marinade and fry till brown. Then pressure cook the meat till the mutton is soft.In a handi, smear ghee at the bottom. Take half of the cooked rice and spread as a layer. Then  sprinkle half of the saffron and milk solution.
In the second layer place the fried mutton pieces, sliced onions and potatoes. In the final layer add remaining rice. Lastly sprinkle rest of the saffron and milk solution and one table spoon Kewra water.
Pour 1 table spoon ghee on the entire rice bed. 
Cover the Handi. Seal the lid with something heavy on Handi top so that the steam cannot escape. 
Place the handi on oven and simmer it for 5 to 7 minutes. Mutton Biriyani is ready.

Mutton Biriyani