Wednesday, August 29, 2007


to make the curry

1 pound meat (lamb or goat)
4 cloves
3 pepper corns
3 cardamom
1 inch cinnamon stick
3 bay leaves
1/2 sp shahjeera
1 star anise
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 green chillies cut long.
1 inch ginger finely chopped
1 garlic pod finely chopped
2 spoons coriander seeds(dhania)
3 spschilli powder(or as per ur taste)
4 cups water(8 ounce cup)

for masala

2 cups basmati rice or sonamasoori rice
2 pepper corns
1/4 sp shahjeera
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 star anise
1/2 sp chilli powder
dhania powder 1 sp
1/2 onion cut long
2 green chillies cut long
1 1/2 sp ginger garlic paste
shahjeera 1/4 sp

cook the meat , bay leaf,cardamom,cinnamon,clove,ginger,garlic,salt,chilli powder,pepper corns,star anise,shahjeera ,dhania and water on low flame like 4 for 1 hr or till ur meat is tender and well done.
cover with lid and cook.
stir in between.
check for salt and spice.add if required .
if ur meat is cooked ,now drain all the water in the meat with a seive.this is called SOUP.
now seperate the left over pieces from the spices.
keep the pieces a side.

now wash the basmathi rice and keep it aside for a while.

now take oil or ghee and fry onions,green chilllies,ginger garlic paste,cinnamon,star anise,cardamom,peppercorns,shahjeera,meat pieces,chilli powder,salt,dhania powder.
fry on low flame for 5 min.
now take the SOUP in the measuring cup(in which u measured ur rice).
pour the soup instead of water to cook the rice.if the soup is not sufficient to cook the rice add water to the SOUP and cook.
now add the SOUP to the above stuff and add rice.stir well.
check for salt and spice.add if required.
cover with lid for 5 min.stir well in intervals.
cook till the rice is done.
this can be served with raitha or u can have it all alone.


Padma said...

Adirindi Shanti....I liked the flavor you added into this pulav....must have finished it faster than expected, kada!

Asha said...

Mutton anything is yummy to me bcos I don't get it here!:))
Looks delicious.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

I love this....My all time fav....YUM!...

Pravs said...

Wow ! looks yummy.will try this mutton based recipes :)

Pooja V said...

I hv fallen totally in ove with this recipe. Can i come for lunch/dinner n hv this....oh god i hv selfinvited myself.

Anonymous said...

hi this is the best recipe i had ever seen...

Lissie said...

i love mutton pulav... lovely picture!

Pallavi said...

Hi Shanti, Looks like we have similar tastes.. the spice list in the mutton pulav is a must for me in all biryani dishes :) Love the picture. Thanks for tagging me on your website. Can you please call it "All Things Yummy" instead of pallavi-foodblog ? (if you dont mind ) - Thanks, Pallavi