Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Whole Garam Masala Powder & Nilgiris Mutton Briyani

Whole Garam Masala play an important role in Indian Cooking.The spices used in a dish are integral to its flavour and aroma.The quantity of spices used are merely a guide,so feel free to experiment and increase and decrease these as you wish.

bay leaves - 2
black cardomom - 4
green cardamom - 2 tsp
cloves - 2 tsp
cinnamon -2 small spring
coriander seeds - 1tbsp
dried red chilli -1-2
poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
black cumin - 1 tbsp
cumin - 1tbsp
fennel - 1tbsp
black or white pepper - 1tbsp
star anise- 2
caper - 2
mace - 2
nutmeg  powder - quarter tsp.

Slightly dry roast all ingredients except nutmeg and grind it to a fine  powder.Store in an air tight jar.
Usually I used to buy readily available whole garam masala mix pack and grind it to powder.
Some how I tried to give the measurements of all whole garam masala.

Nilgiris Mutton  Briyani
Basumati rice - half kg
mutton - half kg
ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
cashew nut - 25 gm
bay leaf -1
whole garam masala powder - 1 and half tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
cardamon,cloves, cinnamon - each 2 small
whole pepper - quarter tsp
star anise - 1
onion - 150 gm
fresh yogurt - 100 gm
lemon - small size -1
chopped coriander & mint leaves - each half cup
green chilli - 3
ghee,oil -150 ml ( each 75 ml )
salt -to taste.
Serves - 4-5
To Grind:
1. Soak 25 gm cashew nut and grind to fine paste.
2. Slice 150 gm onion cook with little water, cool and grind it.
3. Chopped coriander& Mint leaves,green chillies,half of the yogurt mix and grind together and keep aside.
Note that in this briyani we are not going to use  chilli powder and tomatoes.

Steps to follow:
Rinse mutton thoroughly,drain and keep aside.
also rinse rice and soak for half an hour.
Marinate mutton with 3/4 tsp garam masala powder,1 tbsp gg paste, 50 ml yogurt and salt.Marinate  for half an hour.Pressure cook for 4 whistles and keep aside.
In a heavy bottomed vessel heat oil ghee mix, add cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,pepper,star anise,bay leaf saute well,add remaining 1 tbsp gg paste and again saute  in a low flame for a minute.Then add cooked onion paste and saute well till golden brown, add coriander,mint chilli,yogurt paste mix well, let it cook for 2 minutes,then add cashew paste.Mix well.
Then add the cooked mutton with  that juice, add coriander powder,Stir well. Let all the paste coat the mutton well.
Add  4 - 4 1/2   cups of water and let it boil. Add soaked rice and salt to taste.When the rice is done,squeeze lime and  cover with piece of aluminium foil and  tightly close with lid. To avoid burning use old dosa pan under the briyani vessel, during dum. Let the briyani dum in very low flame for 10-15 minutes.Switch off the stove.
After  15 minutes open and gently toss the mutton and rice.
Serve hot with onion raitha and boiled egg.

I have already shared this recipe in my Tamil blog before.

Delicious Nilgiris Mutton Briyani is ready to serve. This looks amazingly greenish and you ENJOY the different taste.

Click here to watch my Mutton Briyani Video Samaiyal.

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Have a Happy Weekend Friends!


Mahi said...

Nice to see lots of masala powder recipes Asiya Akka! Good post!

Rafeeda A. Raheem said...

yummy biriyani... saving the recipe to try...

Ruxana Gafoor said...

wow yummy biriyani with that masala powder

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

super and so aromatic powder i never missed off

faiza kader said...

delicious biryani... thx

Nabanita Das said...

Nice intro...Biriyani without garam masala cannot be imagine... you made it perfectly Asiya... Lovely Biriyani too... Nilgiri Biriyani very new to me. Thanks for sharing....and linking it to my event...

Helen Prabha said...

Wow....I could sense the smell of delicious nilgris Briyani.....

So nice....:-)

Gulsum Basheer said...

All your Briyanis are making me a foodie... and also a little fatty. Love them.

Divya Pramil said...

Akka sema biryani..Looks like a hotel platter..Enaku parcel anupunga pasikudhu :)

S.Menaga said...

பிரியாணி கமகமக்குது...

divya said...

Woww.. looks super yummy and perfect.. pretty clicks too :)

PT said...

looks like restaurant made dear.. fabulous..

Gulsum Basheer said...

Great recipes Love them all.

Priya said...

Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible and seriously tempting briyani Akka.. Garam masala powder super.

Asiya Omar said...

Thanks friends for the lovely comments.

Jaleela Kamal said...

delicious biriyani