March 02, 2016

Kerala style Mutton Pulao

Mutton Pulao is a less spiced dish, which is tasty and can be had with any spicy curry  and / or just raita. utton Biryani is a spicy dish with chillies, chili powders and coriander powder etc. You will not find any of those in Pulaos.  If you  need you can add a little peppercorns to spice it up. Nothing more.

Ingredients needed for Mutton Pulao
700 grams mutton
1 cup curd
3 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp onion paste
2 tbsp of tomato paste
3 tbsp oil
1" piece cinnamon
3 cloves
2 cardamoms
2 driied red chillies
2 cups Basmati rice
Salt to taste

How to prepare Mutton Pulao?
Mix curd, salt to taste,  ginger garlic paste, onion patse and tomato paste together  to make amarinade.
Apply the marinade all over the mutton pieces and keep aside for at least 2 hours.
Heat a pressure pan and splutter the whol garam masala, that is cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms.
Add the marinated mutton to the pan along with the remaining marinade and bring it to boil.
Once the mutton starts boiling simmer and cook for 10 minutes stirring now and then till the mutton absorbs all its juices.
Meanwhile soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.
Add the drained rice with the mutton and mix well, for 3-4 minutes.
Add 3 cups of water ( warm water preferred)  in to the pan and check for salt.
Add salt if necessary  and as the rice satrts boiling, simmer and cover with a tight fitting lid.
It will take about 10 minutes at least for the rice to get tender and the water to get evaporated.
Your Mutton Pulao is ready.

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