Recipe: Kashmiri Biryani

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750 gms Mutton

1 kg Chicken

1 kg Basmati rice

200 ml Milk

2 tsp Curd

1 tsp Dry ginger powder

1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

150 gms Ghee

1/4 tsp Kewra essence

2 gms Saffron

2 tsp Red chilli powder

1 Pinch asafoetida

1 tsp Garam masala powder

2 tsp Fennel seed powder

1/4 tsp Sugar

Salt to taste




Fry asafoetida and mutton pieces in ghee.

Add curd to the mixture and fry till pink.

Pour water and add salt to taste. Mix well.

Add chilli powder, ginger powder and bay leaf.

Fry for a few minutes and add 1/2 litre water.

Add 1/2 tbsp garam masala and 1tbsp fennel seeds.

Simmer the mixture till well cooked.

Remove the mutton pieces and keep them separate.

Boil 2 litres of water with 2 tbsp salt.

Tie the garam masala and remaining fennel seeds in a piece of cloth.

Put it in the boiling water.

Now add rice and cook on low flame till half done.

Separate the water from the rice.

Alternately arrange mutton and rice layers in a baking tray.

Add milk and ghee.

Cook in a preheated oven till well done.

Kashmiri Biryani is ready to be served!




Stephen Castelino, Dubai

 I think the recipe is for Biriyani, either mutton or chicken. For chicken biriyani we need to use chicken and for mutton we need to use mutton.

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