Posted by Malini on October 17, 1997 at 17:38:49
This particular dish has more of an Indian flavor to it than the other biryani recipe.
1 lb meat (chicken/mutton), cut into 1 1/2" cubes 2 cups rice, washed and drained 1/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup green peas (optional) 1/3 cup cashew nuts 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch piece of ginger, finely grated 1 tsp chillie powder 1 tbsp curry powder 2 medium onions, sliced into rings 2 medium tomatoes, diced 5 mint leaves 1/2 tsp of turmeric 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced 5 tbsp butter or ghee 3 cardamoms 3 cloves 2 inch stick of cinnamon salt to taste
Saute the onions and the cashew in the butter until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Add the green peas and raisins and fry for a few more minutes. Remove from the fire, and put them aside.
Put the ginger, garlic, chillie powder, curry powder into the same pan used above and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the meat and saute. Mutton should be sauted for about 7-8 minutes, while the chicken will take about 4-5 minutes. The meat should be about half cooked at the end of this step.
Add chopped tomatoes, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, turmeric, mint leaves and salt and saute for 2 minutes. Add a little water and cook until the meat is almost cooked. Now add the rice and potatoes. Add the rest of the water and simmer covered, on a very low flame for 15-20 minutes, until the rice is cooked.
If you are using a rice cooker the transfer the meat to the rice cooker, add the rice and sufficient water and cook according