500 gm mutton
1 cup onion
1 inch piece ginger
a few flakes garlic
3 tsp coriander powder
3 green chillies
1 tsp chilli powder
? cup dried coconut
1 tsp poppy seeds
2-3 cloves, cardamom, peppercorns
1 inch stick cinnamon
1 cup curds
salt to taste
3 tbsp fat
2 cups pulao rice
½ cup onion
1 inch piece cinnamon
2-3 bay leaf
Salt to taste
5 tbsp fat
Clean and cut meat. Soak in curd.
Roast and powder cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and peppercorns.
Grind together red chillies half the onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies and copra. Heat fat.
Add sliced onions. Add ground spices and fry.
Add meat. fry well. Add ground poppy seeds.
Add remaining curds and salt and cook gently till meat is tender.
Add powdered spices. Remove from fire.
For the Rice
Slice onions. Heat fat. Fry onions and remove. Add spices.
When they crackle, add rice and fry for a few minutes longer.
Add salt and double the quantity of hot water.
When rice is cooked and all moisture has evaporated, remove from fire.
For the Biryani
Make a layer of rice in a pan, sprinkle with saffron water, place meat layer over it and again cover with rice.
Serve hot, garnished with fried onions and fried nuts.