Kacchi Biryani Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 500gm basmati rice,washed and drained
  • 1 kg mutton cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 5 onions,thinly sliced and fried till crisp
  • 2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp raw papaya paste
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt
  • 2 pinches saffron, dissolved in warm milk

Powder the following Masala:

  • 4 pieces cinnamon sticks
  • 2 black cardamom pods
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

Whole masala for the rice:

  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 2 pieces cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 3 cloves
  • 5 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste

Method:

  • To the mutton add the yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, raw papaya paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, powdered masala, salt and half of the crushed fried onions.
  • Allow the mutton to marinate for 3 hours.
  • Heat water (2 ½ times more than the rice).
  • As soon as it boils, add the whole masala, rice and salt to taste.
  • Cook the rice till 3/4done and then drain in a colander.
  • Remove the whole masala.
  • Melt the ghee and set aside.
  • Take a heavy bottomed dekchi and add the marinated mutton and ½ of the melted ghee.
  • Cover with chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves, fried onion and slit green chillies and juice of half a lemon.
  • Spread the rice over this.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ghee, coloring or saffron milk and lemon juice.
  • Cover and place over high heat for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Lower heat and cook for another 45 minutes. Allow to dum.
  • Kacchi Biryani is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot.
Kachi Biryani Recipe

Kachi Biryani Recipe

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