RARE BEEF BIRYANI
1 kg beef, fat removed and cubed
½ cup oil
2 large onions, sliced and fried
2 cups natural yoghurt
2 tbsps garlic pounded to a paste
2 tbsps ginger root pounded to a paste
4 tbsps papaya crushed with skin
1 tbsp chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1 cup mint leaves
3 tbsps green cardamom powder
6 green chillies, finely chopped
½ handful coriander, shredded
2 tbsps garam masala
2 tbsps kiora
For the rice: -
750 gr basmati rice
1 cinnamon stick
2 black cardamom pods
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp salt
First of all marinate the meat cubes in 1 cup of yoghurt and papaya, garlic, ginger, chilli powder, chillies, salt and half of the fried onions for 4 hours.
Clean the rice and soak for half an hour. Drain and add fresh water.
Put the spices under the rice ingredients in a piece of muslin and tie. Put this in the pot with the rice and cook until the rice is almost cooked, but still a little hard inside.
Remove from the heat and strain.
Put a quarter of the meat in the bottom of a pan, then a quarter of the rice on top of it. Next sprinkle a quarter of the coriander, mint, garam masala and the green cardamom powder over the rice. Then add another layer of meat and repeat the process.
Mix the remaining cup of yoghurt with the ½ cup of oil and cover the top with this.
Cook for 10 mins on high heat then put the lid on the pot and weight it down so that no air escapes and cook on a very low heat for 30 mins.
Serve with salad or raita.
This has Taste and is a Treat.
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