Hyderabadi biryani is a classic, this version is pakki gosht ki biryani, where the meat is cooked sepaeratley from the rice and then both are layered together.
It was indeed a robust meal. Served along with appetizers - potatoe stuffed spring rolls, lentil pakodis, raita and tomatoe chutney, and tandoori chicken.
For great biryanis it is imperative that your rice comes out perfectly. Therefore choosing the the best kind of long grain rice is in order. I prefer Tilda brand rice.
Hyderabadi Biryani Ingredients:
Serves 8-10 people
2 pounds mutton (with bone preferrably) cut into medium sized pieces
3 large onions chopped lenthwise very finely
1/2 cup chopped cilantro and mint
3 tablespoons ginger and garlic paste
3 medium serrano green chilis chopped in halves
3 tsp red chili powder
2 tsps tumeric
1.5 tablespoon garam masala
1.5 cup yoghurt
salt to taste
Preheat oven to 360 degrees Fareinheit.