Lamb Biryani recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain Yogurt
  • 2 Cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black Pepper
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 pound boneless lamb cut into 1/2inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 onion , cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom or ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice, preferably basmati
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped cashew nuts

Cooking Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine the Yogurt with the Garlic , cayenne, Cumin, black Pepper , and teaspoon of the salt . Stir in the lamb.

In a large saucepan, melt the Butter over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the
cardamom , turmeric , Cloves, Cinnamon , rice, and the remaining 1 teaspoons salt . Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add the lamb mixture to the pan.

Stir in the water and raisins . Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer until the rice and lamb are almost done, about 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, until the rice and lamb are just done, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cashews.
  

08 Mar 2011     1134 views     NON-Vegetarian       Rice and Grains > Biryani

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