Sunday, December 17, 2006

Weekend Treat with Lamb Biryani !!

A Perfect Feast for a Weekend Celebration for this Holiday Season !!

Keeping with the spirit of sharing & giving for this holiday season I wish to Treat all you readers(non-vegetarians!;)) out there with this Biryani:)

...A Yummy Lamb Biryani with Raita...

With Christmas & New Year right around the corner, it's hard not to think about all the yummy foods that we will get to Taste. It's all about having a big fiesta with gathering of family and friends , a table full of home made food with good music & of course with Tons of fun and cheer ..:)

Lamb Biryani :

2 cups Basmati rice
2 Big onions sliced
5-6 Red chillies
2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 Tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 Tsp Fennel seeds
1 tomato chopped
Salt as required
4 Tbsp oil or ghee
saffron few strands soaked in milk

For Lamb Marinade(Gravy):

1 Bowl Lamb cubed
6-8 cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp Ginger grated
6 Green chilies
1/2 cup yogurt
2" cinnamon
3 cloves (lavang)
2 cardomoms
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt as reqd


For preparing the Lamb gravy:

Firstly make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chilies. Heat the oil, add cardomoms ,cloves and cinnamon when the aroma comes add onion & saute' for a while, later add the paste and sauté for few more minutes. Now add in the tomatoes, lamb, turmeric powder, yogurt, salt & water as required and pressure cook till the lamb is tender.

For Biryani:

Drain the soaked Rice after 30 mts. Heat oil or ghee in thick bottom pan and add Garam masala pwd , sliced onions, fry till golden brown. Add the ginger, garlic paste and red chilies, fennel seeds,Bay leaves and tomatoes to the saute'd onions and saute' for few more minutes. Now add the Lamb gravy and some water as needed. Cover and bring it to a boil. Now add the rice ,saffron milk and simmer for 20 -25 minutes till done. serve with any raita of your choice.