Monday, September 08, 2008

200th Post with a Mutton Biryani

Well now this is the 200th post on Simply Spicy and quiet a delightful feel to reach this point. I have not been able to blog as frequently as before, because of certain constraints.
Now this is a kerala way of preparing mutton biryani, which has been a favourate in our household. Most of the preparation is done in pressure cooker and minimal oil/ ghee is used, so you don't get that heavy feel after having biryani. For the biryani, equal quantity of meat and rice has to be for 1 kilo meat, 1 kilo rice. This will give good results.


500 grams - Mutton with bones
2 cup - Basmati Rice
2 cups - Water
3 big - onions, chopped finely, lengthwise
1 - Lemon, extract juice
1 - Big tomato, chopped
1/2 bunch - Coriander leaves,chopped
1/2 bunch - Mint leaves , chopped
1 - Bay leaf
1 /2 tsp - Turmeric powder
5 tbsp - Ghee
Salt to taste

Grind to a fine paste

5 big - Green chili
1'' piece - Ginger
1 whole clove - Garlic
1 cup - Medium sour yogurt

Make a fine powder of

3 small pieces - Cinnamon
4 - Cloves
1 tsp - Fennel seed
1 tsp - Poppy seed / Khus-khus
1/2 of a - Javitri
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1 tsp - Black pepper powder


1 ) Wash basmati rice well and soak for 10 minutes. Drain out the water well and let the rice dry out completely.

2 ) To marinate mutton - Mix, finely ground ingredients with powdered ingredients. Add salt to taste and apply this marinade to the mutton pieces. Marinate for 1/2 hour.

3 ) Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker, add onions and fry till onion is translucent. Then transfer marinated mutton to the pressure cooker. Add tomato, close the cooker. After the first whistle, lower the flame to simmer and pressure cook for 20 minutes. Cool and then open the cooker.

4 ) Meanwhile in another big wide pan, heat 3 tbsp ghee on low heat. Add bay leaf, basmati rice and fry the rice lightly for 5 minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves, salt to taste and fry for a minute.

5 ) Along side bring 2 cups water to a boil, in another utensil. With care pour water into the fried rice and cook till rice is partially cooked. Now add the cooked mutton along with the gravy, lemon juice, stir and mix in. Now cover with a tight lid and cook on simmer for 5 minutes. Switch off the stove and open the lid after 15 minutes.

Serve along with raita (made with yogurt mixed with small onions, green chili, tomato and salt), pappad and coriander chutney.


Nags said...

congrats on hitting double century :)

Divya Vikram said...

congrats on ur 200th post.great going!

Purnima said...

CONGRATS Pravs, on ur 200th post! The biryani looks awesome, the tomato-rose beautifully cut!! Decoration on plate simply marvellous! Keep up the lovely and simplllllllly spicyyyyyy job!

indosungod said...

Congrats on the big 2. Mutton Biryani is my all time favorite. I realize after seeing yours that its been a while and time to indulge. :)

Rachel said...

Congrats on the 200 th post...lovely presentation of the biriyani

Asha said...

Happy 200th and happy Onam to you Pravs!:))

Mishmash ! said...

A plate of biryani always tempts me no matter if I had it the previous day too!

Nice to see you blogging keep this place active.....

miss you :(

Maria said...

Congrats Pravs!! Wish you many more happy years of blogging.

Mutton biriyani looks great :)

ras said...


Salt N Turmeric said...

That looks delicious. I love briyani!

Richa said...

Congrats on the 200, pravs!
keep going strong, hope to see many many more!

bhagyashri said...

Congrats on the 200th post Pravs! and wishing lots more to come!

Kalai said...

Congrats on your 200th post, Pravs! Biryani looks amazing, dear. I'm missing blogging, but still dealing with stuff. Hope to be back soon. :)

Pravs said...

Nags: Thanks a lot :)

Divya: Thanks :)

Purnima: Thanks for the lovely comment.

Indosungod: Thank you :) Do indulge :)

Rachel: Thank you so much :)

Asha : Thank you Asha :)

Mishmash : Miss you too :(

Maria : Thanks :)

Ras :Thanks :)

Salt n Turmeric : Thank you so much. Do try the recipe :)

Richa : Thank you so much :)

Bhagyashri : Thank you so much for wishing me :)

Kalai : Thanks :) Oh yeah, i can understand. Hope to see you soon.

easycrafts said...

Congrats on the milestone

Vij said...

Hi ya
This is my first time here...
I love mutton briyani n urs looks jus fab!
I am pretty new to this blogging world...jus popped in to say a big hi!

Mallugirl said...

congrats pravs.. great going.

zlamushka said...

congratulations! 200 great recipes from your spicy kitchen, now that is something!

Mutton biryani, hmmm. yummy :-)

Sig said...

Congrats on your 200th post Pravs! Each one is a delight...... :) And the mutton biryani looks so delicious... I am getting some serious biryani cravings now...

Swati Raman Garg said...

congrats on ur 200th post.. u must b feeling so good na... garg, my hubby would die for such a wonderful looking biryani....

Sne said...

This looks yummy, will it be good if done with mutton instead of chicken or that is with different stuff? We all font eat mutton at home but really want to try this. Please let me know, thank you.