This biryani recipe is tried and tested many times and it has never failed.The best thing about this is it can be used for any non vegeterian biryanis;be it red meat,white meat,fish or egg.
Green chillies-6 to8
Whole spices-2cardamom,cloves-4,bayleaf-1 cinnamon-2inch,whole pepper-1tsp
Nuts and raisins
Coriander leaves-3,finely chopped
Salt as per taste
In a pan boil enough water with salt and 2cardamoms.Add in washed rice and cook it until done.Drain and keep it aside.
If using red meat,add salt and turmeric to it and pressure cook for 3 to4 whistles or until the meat is tender.Mince together the ginger garlic and greenchillies.In a heavy bottom deep pan,add oil.When the oil heats throw in the whole spices.After few seconds add the ginger garlic chilli minced.Roast it for a minute and then add the onions.Sprinkle some salt to sweat the onions.When the onions are cooked add in the turmeric(if not used earlier) and garam masala.Add the tomatoes and cook on a medium flame until the tomatoes are completely mashed.Now add in the meat,if using white meat or fish allow it to cook in this sauce.If required add water/stock.If using red meat add the cooked meat and the stock.When the meat is cooked allow the sauce to thicken.Heat the butter and fry the nuts and raisins.Now put 3/4th of cooked rice on top of the meat gravy.Sprinkle the coriander leaves and pour half of the butter with nuts and raisins.Add remaining rice and sprinkle remaining coriander leaves and nuts and raisins.Close the lid and allow to cook on a low flame for 5 mins..Let it rest for 10mins.Mix the meat with the rice.
Serve with cold raita,poppadum and pickle!!!!
If using fish ,I prefer not to use garam masala.
If making egg biriyani,boil the egg and make shallow cuts on it.
If you use spices such as chilli powder or garam masala,you may use some yogurt.