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Kachi Mutton Biryani in a rice cooker

Last weekend we went to a Indian restaurant named Aachi Aappakadai and after a long time I tasted some real good food. We have been to a lot of restaurants but only few serve real great food. If you love non-veg as much we do, this is a great place to get some. Spice alert though, the food is really spicy, specially the Chilli Chicken. We also had some yummy chicken chettinad, chef special shrimp and mutton biryani. I would be trying to prepare the chicken chettinad soon. But I didn't, rather I should say I couldn't wait to try and prepare it. So I went ahead and tried it and should I dare to say it turned out great.

Ingredients:

  1. Mutton: 8-10 pieces with bone 
  2. Basmati Rice: 2 cups
  3. Curd: 2 cups
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste: 2 tbsp
  5. Coriander Powder: 1tbsp
  6. Cumin Powder: 1tbsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder: 2tbsp (adjust as per taste)
  8. Green Chilli:2-3 Slit
  9. Salt: As per taste
  10. Mint Leaves: 1/2 cup chopped
  11. Coriander Leaves: 1/2 cup chopped
  12. Fried Onion: 2cups
  13. Cloves: 4
  14. Cardamon: 4
  15. Sahi Zeera: 1tbsp
  16. Cinammon: 2 inch stick
  17. Javitri: 2
  18. Pepper Corns: 1 tbsp
  19. Turmeric Powder: 1tbsp
  20. Biryani Masals: 1tbsp
  21. Saffron color: few drops
  22. Oil: 4 tbsp


Procedure:

In a bowl mix, curd, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, whole garam masala (cardamon, cinannamon, Javitri, cloves), Pepper, Green chillies, Coriander leaves, Mint leaves, half of the fried onions, biryani masal, 2tbsp oil and salt to taste.

Add the mutton pieces to the marinade. Let it marinate for 1/2 hour. If you have more time then well and good.

Soak the rice in water for 30 mins.

In a pot boil some water and add 1 tbsp oil to it. To this add sahi zeera and 1 javitri.

Add rice to the boiling water, after 2-3 mins drain the water out. We just want the rice to be infused with those beautiful flavors and not get cooked.

Turn on the rice cooker and put it in keep warm mode for few minutes.

Add rest of the oil into the cooking pot in the cooker and cover it for a minute or so.

Now add all the mutton and marinade to it. Smooth it out in a even layer.

Add all the rice on top of the mutton and level it out. Add rest of the fried onions few stands of mint and coriander leaves. Add few drops of saffron color and 1/2 cup of water.

Close the lid and change the mode to white rice.

Once the beeper goes of don't open the lid immediately. Let it sit there for few minutes and then you can open and see how beautiful your biryani has turned out.

Mutton Biryani In Rice Cooker

Serve it hot with raita or salan.

So go ahead and try this out. If you don't have a rice cooker, try the same recipe in your normal pot over the heater. It should be fine.

Till then Happy Blogging.
Rakhee

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