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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Mutton briyani using pressure cooker

Feast without briyani is like flower without fragrance.. But making it, is a tedious one.. Generally many of us love briyani for its flavor, which comes by the the method we do.. Actually the flavor comes from "dum" cooking method which takes a long time.(dum means long standing time of briyani on low heat).
here i m gonna give a method using pressure cooker which gives the briyani the same flavor as "dum" method and taste as such.so give this a try on your oncoming celebration
Here comes the recipe
Ingredients
Briyani rice(seeraga samba) 2 cups
Water 4 cups
Mutton 500 gms
Onion 1
Tomato 2
Ginger garlic paste 1 ½ tbsp
Coriander-mint leaves chopped ½ cup
Curd 2 tbsp
Cinnamon 1
Cloves 2
Cardamom 2
Bayleaf 1
Butter 1 tbsp
Salt and oil as required
To grind
Dry red chilli 4
Cinnamon 1
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Dry roast and grind to a fine powder
Preparation
1.     In a pressure cooker add butter and oil
2.     Add cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and bay leaf
3.     Add onions,ginger garlic paste and ground powder
4.     Add tomatoes and cook till it blends well with masala
5.     Add coriander – mint leaves and curd.saute well
6.     Add mutton pieces and salt.saute well
7.     Add a cup of water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles
8.     Once the pressure downs,cook till the mutton gravy dries up
9.     Add rice to it and sautĂ© for  5 minutes
10.  Now add 4 cups of water .once it starts boiling well,close the lid
11.  Cook for 10 minutes in low medium heat
12.  Turn off the flame and wait for pressure to settle down
Serve with raita  or curries of your choice
happy cooking

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