What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add onions and sauté till golden brown.
Drain the onions, cool and grind to a paste with a little water.
In the same oil sauté coriander seeds, caraway seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, green cardamoms, black cardamoms, cinnamon, bay leaves, whole dry red chillies, poppy seeds, dry coconut, stone flower till well browned.
Drain through a sieve.
Cool and grind to a paste with a little water
Heat the drained oil again in the pressure cooker, add mutton pieces and sauté on high heat till lightly browned.
Add the fried onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and mix.
Add the ground masala paste and mix well.
Add salt and three cups of water. Bring to a boil.
Cover the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till two to three whistles.
Let the pressure reduce completely before opening the lid.
Serve hot with pav or roti or parantha or with steamed rice.
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