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.
Potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 3 medium
Salt to taste
Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 tablespoon
Pressure-cook the mutton with three cups of water till four to five whistles. Drain the mutton pieces and keep the stock aside.
Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and coconut till fragrant. Let it cool a little. Grind it to a fine paste with green chillies, garlic, lemon juice and a little water. Heat the oil in a deep non stick pan. Add the onions and sauté for two minutes.
Add the ground paste and mix. Add the boiled mutton, two cups water, potato cubes and salt and mix. Let it simmer. Mix whole wheat flour with half a cup of water well ensuring there are no lumps. Add it to the mutton and cook for ten to fifteen minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice or with appam or with neer dosa.
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