Simple Recipe For Mutton Biryani In Pressure Cooker

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How hard is it to find someone who doesn’t love biryani? Well, if you ask my honest opinion, very! Rarely will someone tell you that they do not like biryani. I regard biryani as one of my favorite pot meals and have it very often- almost every weekend. The best part about this meal is that it does not require any side dish to it, a simple bowl of raita is enough to do justice to a grand meal.

I have heard people complaining that it is quite a taxing task to prepare the perfect mutton biryani at home. So, when I happened to stumble upon this recipe in a cookbook at a shabby old roadside book stall, an idea struck me. A few sneaky snapshots with my smartphone, and I now have what is supposed to be the simplest recipe for preparing mutton biryani. Here is what you need to do.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes

Serves: 4 to 5

Ingredients

  • Ghee- 1/4 cup
  • Refined Oil- 3 tablespoon
  • Basmati Rice- 1/2 kg
  • Onion- 2 large pieces, thinly sliced
  • Tomato- 2 large pieces, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tablespoon
  • Mint leaves- 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Chilli powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Water- 4 cups
  • Salt- To taste

For Marination:

  • Mutton- 1/4 kg
  • Curd / yogurt- 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tablespoon
  • Mint leaves- 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Chilli powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt- To taste

Method:

Start by washing the rice in lots of water. Next, soak it in clean water for 30 minutes, drain and set aside.

Take the mutton in a bowl and add all other marinating ingredients to it. Mix well and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes. Now transfer all of it into a pressure cooker, cover, and allow to cook for 10 whistles. Simmer it and allow it to cook for another 15 minutes. Then turn off the heat and allow all of the steam to escape by itself. Open the cooker and transfer the contents to a bowl.

While the same cooker can be used for making the masala, it is best to do it in a separate cooking pot (kadai).

Heat oil and ghee in the cooking pot. Add in the onions and saute till it turns golden brown.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for around a minute.

Add in the tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy.

Now add the salt and all other spice powders. Mix well to form a masala.

Now add the cooked mutton along with all of the remaining juices and mix nicely.

Add the drained basmati rice and mix well. Next, put in the mint leaves and mix some more. Now transfer all of the content from the cooking pot to the pressure cooker.

Pour in water and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover the cooker and allow it to simmer for around 15-20 minutes. Now turn off the heat and allow the steam to escape all by itself. Open the cooker and fluff up the contents.

And there you have a delicious mutton biryani ready! Serve it up with raita and enjoy your meal.

It’s Sunday tomorrow. So why not treat your family to something special? Give it a try and let me know of your success story.

Did you enjoy reading this recipe? Would you like to suggest some changes to make it even better? Let me know in the comments section below.


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