Wednesday, April 04, 2007

MUTTON OR LAMB BIRIYANI AND NAAN

Today I’m going to post a Non.Veg item, as its been long time, as well a roti too which will not be disappointment for vegetarians:))


I use to do Biriyani in two method, let me post now 1st method with mutton biriyani, 2nd method will be posted in short with chicken biriyani.

INGREDIENTS:

Rice - 3cups (basamthi or ordinary(Recommended basamathi for extra flavour and richness)
Mutton or Lamb - 3/4kg(1kg=2.2lbs)
Onion 1 big
Tomato-1 big
Green chillies -2 big
Gingergarlic paste - 3-4tsp
Biriyani masala - 2tsp
Chilli powder - 2tsp(depends on your spiceness,because we have added greenchillies)
Cloves - 3-4
Cinnamom stick - 1
Bay leaf - 1 big
Cardomen -2
Water - 6cups
Food colour - a pinch(kesari)
Mint leaves -1/2 bunch(optional- for good flavour)
Ghee or vegetable oil -2 table spoon
Cashewnut -5-7whole(optional)

Marination:

Yoghurt- 2 tablespoon,
Tumeric - 2tsp
Salt or Lime Juice



METHOD:

First wash the lamb or Mutton cleanly and marinate the mutton with the list given in marination list.(Let it marinate atleast minimum for 2 hours).

Now grind green chillies, mint leaves (preserve some for garnishing), cloves, cinnamon together, keep the paste aside.

Start frying onion, tomato, and the grinded paste together till the raw flavour disappears. Now add Biriyani masala, salt and marinated meat.

Fry nicely, till the meat turns pale colour, add 2 cups of water and put the weight.

It should take some 5-7whistle to be 80%cooked, off the stove. (Depends on the pan type you have)

Till the pressure settles, lets fry the rice.

In a pan, add 2tsp of ghee, cardomen and bay leaf, slowly drained rice and fry on low flame, till it looses its moistness.

Now measure the liquid level in lamp mixture in cup, add additional required water, rice mixture (eg: if you have 4 cups in lamp mixture, then add 2cup=total 6cups)

Close the pressure cooker, put weight, and give 2 whistles.

Once the pressure settle down, add mint leaves and fried nuts.

After 5minutes, gently stir and serve hot with ratio or chips...

Tip: Correct proportion of water is when you dip your middle finger in dish; water level shouldn't cross the first line in the figure.

NAAN


Instead of i explaining you, i think you all can enjoy from the link i suggest you by visual demostration....But i fried on pan instead of baking...
CLICK HERE

36 comments:

Cynthia said...

Usha,
I love rice and especially rice cooked with meat :)) Your biriyani looks very tasty. We often cook rice with meat here in the Caribbean as well. Sometimes we use water but for richness, we prefer fresh coconut milk.

Ayesha Seerin said...

A diferent style of making biryani.. sounds interesting .. Should give it a try

Vcuisine said...

Briyani preparation is good. Naan is perfect Usha. Good job. Viji

Sig said...

Hey Usha, Biryani looks great, one question, what is Biryani Masala? Is it a special powder mix? Thanks!

sabita said...

the biryani is mouth watering...will try and let u knw....this is my blog do visit and leave ur comments...
http://recipe-den.blogspot.com/

Sia's Corner said...

when i make biriyani i use coconut milk with water in 1:3 propotion. gives it nice flavour usha. i too use that biriyani powder. have u tried adding little kitchen king masala to it?

USHA said...

Hi Cynthia,

Happy Easter.Thanks alot dear, recently you are my frist commentor....

Thats really interesting to know, the we both countries have few similaries in cooking method...isn't it?


Hi Anesha,

You got wonderful blog.Thanks for your visit and comment.Do try and let me know.

Hi Viji,

Thanks alot.

USHA said...

Hi Sig,

Thanks..I used Everest Shahi biriyani masala which i bought from India, you can use any store available biriyani masala...

Hi Sabita,

Thanks.Do try and let me know...by the way visited your blog...Nice blog with lot of recipes..

Asha said...

Hi Usha,lamb biryani really really authetic and delicious.Thank you so much for the recipe.I saw that video too for Naan.I will try that.

USHA said...

Hi Sups,

Thats cool, let me try your version and tell you.Hey by the way now-a-days i started using Kitchen King masala in mostof my dishes...

Hi Ashaji,
Thanks..I'm happy that you liked it..

Jeena said...

Hi, your biryani recipe looks and souns so so delicious - this is just my kind of dish! great blog :)


visit jeena's kitchen healthy recipe blog

swapna said...

Hi usha
the nann looks perfect!!

Richa said...

hey usha, biryani looks amazing, each n' every rice grain is separate as they serve in restaurants! I make the veg version.
saw the naan video as well.
thanks!

Reena said...

usha, biriyani looks scrumptious. always a hit.

USHA said...

Hi Jeena,

Thanks alot for visiting my blog and dropping your valuable comments.
Very happy that you liked my blog...Do visit again, thanks for adding me in your blogroll, i did the same.

Hi Swapna,
Thanks dear.

Hi Reena,
Thanks for your visit and comment.Yep!!!it is always a hit...do visit again.

USHA said...

Hi Richa,

Thats great to hear, happy you liked my version too..Do visit again...

trupti said...

I don't eat non-veg but of course, I can substitute veggies and chickpeas instead....yes, I like to add chanas once in a while...

Naan looks good!

trupti

Seema said...

Usha, I loved the biryani recipe. I will definately try it out using veggies. Usha what brand biryani masala do you get? Thanx in advance.

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Thanks.Do try and let me know.

Hi Seema,
Thanks alot dear.I got Everest company Shahi biriyani masala, which i got from India...Recently i started using Kitchen King in many dear.

sabita said...

felt nice reading ur comment....actually even i thout of it but i didnt have the foil available at home whn i made it...next time will do tht and change the pic...take care...bubyeee....

Prema Sundar said...

Usha the colour of ur biriyani looks exactly the same like my mom's preparation. I don't cook NV here in US. I just crave for biriyani now...Looks so good.

Pooja said...

hi ,
just a quick note to say you that i am back on blog dear. :) . not much idea abt non-veg dishes. so no comments from me for this dish.
have fun .
will take a long look for all your past posts soon.
hugs...
-Pooja

USHA said...

Hi Prema,
Is it?Thanks happy to know.Oh my girl i remembered your mom and biriyani....:))

Hi Pooja,
Welcome dear,very happy to see you back.Take you own time and drop your comment.Waiting for your visit to U.S.

sabita said...

thanx...just try it out and u'll love it....take care...bubyee...

Sharmi said...

being a veggi I will make it the vegetarian way. your biriyani surely looks tempting. I too watch the videojug sometimes. really useful.

cheers
sharmi

USHA said...

Hi Sabita,

Sure i'l.

Hi Sharmi,
Thanks alot for everything....

Anjali said...

Ushi the Nan looks well puffed I wld have never know you made it on a skillet. Well done.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Naan came out really good! I was never able to manage to get the right shape..
Biryani looks delicious!

USHA said...

Hi Anjali,
Thanks alot dear...Its very easy, just have a look at the suggested site...

Hi KA,
Nice to see your visit and comment.Do try and let me know...

Sushma said...

The biryani looks great .. Though I am a vegeterian I wont be able to enjoy it...

And Naan looks really delicious..

ankurindia said...

maam log non veg kyun khate hain ?

USHA said...

Hi Sushma,
Thanks alot.

Sharmi said...

dear Usha, Tamil puthandu Nalvalthukkal to you and ur family.

USHA said...

Hi Sharmi,
Thanks ma.

KitchenFairy said...

Biriyani looks great! I love ur recipe.Naan too looks delicious

USHA said...

Hi Kitchenfairy,
Thanks for your visit and dropping your valuable comment over here...

Do visit again.