Mutton biryani this recipe reminds me of my first Florida trip to my sister's place.One of shirish's cousin who stays there invited us for lunch ,she prepared biryani and trust me it was just heavenly one of the best biryani I ever ate in my life . Here is the recipe.
Mutton -3 pounds
Curd - 1 cup
Sahijeera - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 stick
Cardamom - 3
Clove - 4
Biryani Masala -7tsp(add according to taste)
Mint - 1 cup
Coriander/Cilantro - 1cup
Green chillies - 4-5
Fried onion - 1 cup
Salt - 2 tsp(add according to taste)
Red chili powder - 2 tsp
Basmati rice - 6 cups
Color - A pinch(optional)
1.Soak basmati rice for at least 30 min.
2.Chop mint,coriander,slit the green chillies,fry onions if you don't have store brought fried onions.
3.Pressure cook mutton with curd,shan bombay biryani masala,red chili powder,green chili powder,salt,chopped mint&cilantro.
4.Boil water in a wide bowl add salt,lemon,clove,cardamom,shahijeera . Once the water starts boiling(check the seasoning ,add if salt is required) add rice and cook the rice until its 60% done .Strain the rice .
5.Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees and meanwhile take a microwave safe pan and grease the pan with oil/ghee .
6.Add half mutton ,spread rice on the mutton ,add fried onion,cut green chili,mint,cilantro and start the second layer by spreading the mutton and add rice on top of mutton &pour the remaining mutton gravy if anything is left over(don't add too much gravy ,biryani may become soggy) add the remaining fried onion,green chili,mint,1tsp lime juice,color and cover the pan with aluminum foil and cook it for an hour in the oven.
7.Switch off the oven and enjoy the hot biryani with raita or mutton shorva or any gravy of your choice.