Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chettinad Dum Mutton Briyani

Chettinad dishes are always famous for their flavourful dishes, i wanted to make out some briyani with mutton as chettinad style of briyani and i prepared some spicy briyani with mutton pieces..Initially i want to prepare as dum briyani, but finally i tried to make out as similar as dum briyani by using oven...i have prepared the gravy with spices and mutton pieces in stove top, once i added the soaked and washed basmati rice to the gravy, i arranged immediately the vessel in which i cooked the mutton gravy to the preheated oven, closed with wet cloth and lid, cooked in oven for half an hour..We really enjoyed having this spicy mutton briyani for our lunch with onion raita...

1/2kg Mutton pieces
2nos Onion(big & chopped lengthwise)
3nos Tomatoes (chopped finely)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
3cups Basmati rice
3cups Coconut milk
2cups Mutton cooked water
1/4tsp Orange food colour
1/4cup Ghee

For Marination:
1tbsp Red chilli powder
1+1/2tbsp Coriander powder
1tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tbsp Salt
1/2cup Thick curd

For Tempering:
2nos Bayleaves
2nos Cinnamon stick
5nos Cloves
3nos Cardamoms
1tsp Fennel seeds
1bunch Mint leaves (chopped)

Marinate the mutton pieces to the given ingredients under 'for marination'and let them sit for two hours, i do prepare this marination overnite, next day pressure cook the marinated mutton pieces without water for 3whistles...meanwhile soak the basmati rice for 10minutes, drain the water completely..

In a large kadai, add 2tbsp of the ghee and fry the rice for few minutes, keep aside...In the same kadai, heat the remaining ghee and enough oil, add the spices one by one given ' for tempering' and let it add the chopped onions, slit opened chillies,food colourand chopped tomatoes with enough salt to the spices and cook until the onions turns transculent and tomatoes turns mushy..add the already cooked mutton pieces without the cooked water, cook everything in simmer for few minutes with lid closed...add the coconut milk and mutton cooked water to the cooking mutton pieces and bring everything to boil..Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350F...add the already fried basmati rice to the cooking mutton gravy, stir gently until the rice get well mixed..

Tie the kadai with a wet cloth and close the kadai with lid, arrange the kadai in the middle rack of the oven and let it sit for 30minutes (stir in between twice)until the water get absorbs..

Serve hot with any sort of raitas!!!


Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow my fav is mutton biriyani, had come out perfect!

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

WOW!!! Priya nice color and nice presentation. Perfect dish for a sunday lunch. Looks delicious.

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting one dear..Looks yummy.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Super biryani! Color and spices came out nice!

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Chettinad biriyani-ya...veentukku varalaama? too good,dear.:)

priya said... Reply To This Comment

Mutton biriyani, my favorite da....looks so yummy, spicy and absolutely tempting!

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Pic! Looks delicious!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

chettinad style looks delicious,will try out with chicken next weekend..thanks for the recipe priya

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Now i know why yourhubby is having such a radiant smile in that pic in FB. If you serve food like you prepare i would have the smile too.
Delicous for a weekend special lunch/dinner

TREAT AND TRICK said... Reply To This Comment

Em...this is my fav food, adding coconut milk for biryani is something new to me, would try this soon.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That is a delicious Biryani

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so so yummy...

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Biryani looks spicy and yummm...

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..what a tempting biryani..the chettinadu version sounds too good, Priya :-)

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

chetinad biriyani luks yummy..:)

San!!! said... Reply To This Comment

Iam feeling damn hungry looking at the pic,such an inviting pic priya.Sundays back at home can never be complete without biryani hmm missing all those times.Thanks for sharing such a yummy n flavorfull biryani.

sabah said... Reply To This Comment

It's delicious, thanks for sharing this nice recipe with us.

SE said... Reply To This Comment

yummy...looks perfect..gosh..i have one pending in my drafts from such a long time !!!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...your briyani looks so good the way the rice still maintain the shape...thanks for sharing this yummy recipe Priya :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

I just had mutton briyani Priya...looks so delicious and mouth-watering:)

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

oh wow!!! Mouthwatering...Wanna grab that plate now...So delicious..

sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

Chettinad cuisine is very favourite at home because of its flavor and hot n spicy taste. the mutton biriyani looks perfect and authentic. recently I have got one very good Lucknow style mutton recipe. Hubby does not want to eat mutton so will try and post it once I reach my parents.

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

mutton briyani superaa irukku!! I should be relocating to belle ville too :):):)! I made chicken briyani on sunday !!!

I have never tried the oven cooking for the briyanis, must try it!!! your briyani looks perfect!!!

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Would love to have that yummy Briyani

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

my favourite briyani looks perfect!!

shaikh said... Reply To This Comment

it is wonderful recipe but what to do when oven is not easily avialable? in absence of oven how to proceed the recipe? pls explain me. thanks

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

@Shaikh, either u can cook in stove top or else in pressure cooker, hope this helps u..

RV said... Reply To This Comment

When i am thinking about dieting, your very next post makes me to brake it.. sobs...looks and virtually smells delicious.. tamizha sollunumna.. nakku orrrudhu.. :)

Sherin said... Reply To This Comment

Hello Priya..
Tried your chettinadu mutt biriyani. The masala was superb & whole biryani turned out to be superb also. Only 1 change i would make for me, which is to cook the rice separately & mimx with mutton at last. Ichiri mashed ayi when i cooked both the rice & mutton together. Thank you dear.