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  1. Mutton-400gms
  2. Basmati rice-2 cups
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  4. Chili powder- 1 tsp
  5. Garlic chopped- 5 cloves
  6. Ginger chopped-1″piece
  7. Cinnamon stic- 2nos
  8. Cloves- 6 nos
  9. Cardamom-5 nos
  10. Green chilies(cut lengthwise)- 1 -2 nos
  11. Coconut milk- 3 cups
  12. Onion sliced- 2nos
  13. Cashewnuts- 25 gms
  14. Raisins-25 gms
  15. Coriander chopped-handful
  16. Mint leaves chopped- handful
  17. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  18. Ghee/oil
  19. Salt to taste.


  • Wash rice and soak it for 15 minutes and drain well.Keep aside.
  • Heat a pan,add oil/ghee ,fry sliced onion ,cashew nuts and raisins one by one until they turn brown.Keep aside.
  • Wash the mutton pieces and drain well.
  • In a pressure cooker add the mutton pieces and ingredients 3 to 11( ie turmeric powder,
  • chili powder,garlic,ginger,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,green chilies and coconut milk)
  • Add salt to taste and cook for 15 minutes,ie till mutton is 3/4th done.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and rice and fry for 3 to 4 minutes,(you can also use rice cooker ).
  • Add mutton pieces and 5 cups of stock/water.(If there isn’t enough stock add water instead of stock).
  • Cook on low flame.
  • When the rice is almost done ,add half of the fried onions,cashew  nuts,raisins , 1/2 tsp garam masala,chopped coriander and mint leaves,stir  carefully once or twice.
  • Cover and cook till done.
  • Garnish with remaining fried onions,cashew nuts and raisins.

Recipe source:Dr Lakshmi nair,Magic oven

Sending this to
Kerala kitchen event at Magpies recipes
Iftar moments event hosted by Ayeesha of  Taste of pearl city

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    July 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Oh my biryani!! This is simply mouthwatering. Seriously…m drooling!

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    Umm Mymoonah
    July 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Oh my! I'm going to have all briyani dreams tonight. Looks very inviting. Thank you for sending this wonderful entry to Iftar Moments 🙂

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