Mutton Dum Biryani (Hyderbadi style)

Mutton pieces - 3 Pounds/1.5 kg
1/4 tbsp Turmeric
Basmati rice - 6 cups
Onions - 1 (big size), chopped length wise
Cardamom - 6
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Cloves - 6
shahjeera - 1 teaspoonful
Chilli powder - add per your spice levels
Turmeric powder - two pinches
Ginger garlic paste - 4table spoons
A bunch coriander &mint leaves
green chillies - 5
Ghee - 2 tablespoons
oil - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 2 spoons

Garam Masala Ingredients: (Grind them to powder)
Cardamoms - 6
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves - 6
Shahjeera - 1 spoon


In a cooker, add washed mutton pieces, 2 spoons of ginger garlic paste, 1 spoon garam masala powder, 1 spoon salt and 2 spoons of Coriander powder. NO need to add water!

 And Mix well

Pressure cook for 5 visils and set it aside to cool. It will look at below.
In a pan add oil and when it is hot, add whole garam masala for a min
Now add green chillies, onions and jalapenos and fry till onions are translucent. Jalapenos are optional. I added them to have that extra flavour
Add Ginger-garlic paste, mint leaves and mix well and fry till raw smell of GG disappears
Add salt, coriander powder and garam masala and fry for 2 more min
 Finally add boiled mutton and mix well
and fry till oil starts showing on the sides of the pan and mutton is mixed with spices. Usually takes 10min. Switch off the heat and keep it aside
Cook rice separately (1 cup of rice :1 cup of water ratio)

In rice cooker, layer the cooked rice and mutton in alternate layers. Ensure that the first and last layer should be rice as shown below. First layer is rice

 and then top with one layer of curry and sprinkle coriander leaves. This is the second layer
Third layer should be rice again
Add the rest of the curry to the 4th layer
cover this with rice. Note that the last layer should again be rice and sprinkle it with coriander leaves.
Heat 2 or 3 spoons of ghee and pour on top of the layers and sprinkle food color. Cook till the rice cooker turns from cook  to Warm and let it stay in warm for 45min

Mutton Dum Biryani is ready to be served! You can optionally garnish the biryani with boiled eggs
I don't have to say that this dish tastes out of this world :))

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