Almond and Lamb Biryani Recipe

 
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Almond and Lamb Biryani
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

An aromatic biryani recipe with almond paste, lamb, saffron and loads of dry fruits.

Ingredients of Almond and Lamb Biryani

  • 1 cup grated onion
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 4 Tbsp almond paste
  • 3 Tbsp ghee
  • 700 gm lamb cut into 2
  • 225 ml yoghurt
  • 150 ml water
  • 6 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom seeds
  • 1/4 tsp black cardamom seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1 blade mace
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 3 split green chillies
  • 3 cups rice - half cooked
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp saffron water (A pinch of saffron soaked in 1/4th cup water)
  • 1/4th cup dry fruits (Cashews, raisins, almonds)
  • Handful, fried onions (Sliced onions deep fried till golden brown)

How to Make Almond and Lamb Biryani

  • 1.In a pan fry meat to seal in the juices. Remove from pan.
  • 2.Add onion mixture and cook until red. Return meat to pan.
  • 3.Gradually pour in the yoghurt and water.
  • 4.Season and add ground spices with mint leaves and chilli.
  • 5.Cover tightly and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  • 6.Spoon meat and sauce over bottom of pan. Add the half cooked rice. Layer the meat again. Drizzle with saffron water.
  • 7.Spoon on butter and finish with fried onions and dried fruit.
  • 8.Seal tightly and cook for 1 hour on a slow oven before serving.

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