Ambur Mutton Biryani
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4 cups
 
Ingredients
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Mutton – ½ kg
  • Cinnamon sticks -1
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Star anise – 1
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic – 5 (blended)
  • Ginger – 2 inch (blended)
  • Red chillies – 4 soaked in 1 tbsp of hot oil. And blended
  • Chilli powder -1 tbsp
  • Onion – 1.5, sliced
  • Tomato – 1,sliced/chopped
  • Curd – 5 tbsp
  • Mint – ½ cup,chopped
  • Coriander leaves – ½ cup,chopped
  • Lime – 2 nos
  • Salt – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mint and coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, to garnishFor rice:
  • Rice – ½ kg
  • Salt – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a big vessel,add clove, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves,cardamom and star anise.
  2. Now , sprinkle 1 tbsp of curd.
  3. Add onions, garlic paste and ginger paste. Sauté till they are golden brown.
  4. Now add the mutton, salt, tomato, remaining curd, mint and coriander leaves. Stir everything and now add the water. Close the lid and boil it under low fire.You can even pressure cook it for 6 whistles.
  5. Meanwhile boil water and when it is boiling nicely, add rice, salt and cumin seeds to it. Boil till it is half done. Probably should take 6-8 mins.
  6. When the mutton is cooked, top the rice to it, add ghee and coriander leaves to it. close the vessel with a lid tight and keep some weight (like stones, vessel with water) on top of it and keep on medium for 7 minutes and and low on 5 minutes. Switch off and close and keep for 10 minutes.
Notes
There will be some water left in mutton when you top the rice but its good to help the biryani get its fluffy texture and boil to perfection.
Recipe by Relish The Bite at http://www.relishthebite.com/ambur-mutton-biryani/