Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mutton Pulav


This is for someone who wants something special at the same time with less spices.  Less spices, which I meant is the hotness or the chilly in the food, yes you have a lots of whole spices included in this recipe, which gives a mild flavour without any heat.  This is a recipe which I learnt from one of my Pakistani  friend.  She used to make this almost for every Eid.

  I can still remember the yummy food which I used to have in her place, pulav with kebabs , curry and finally for dessert her own home made rasmalai, truly bliss. Whenever I taste the pulav  in her place, I can feel that something is different and has a quite unique flavours, when I asked her the recipe, I found that two ingredients which gave that distinct flavours.
First Black cardamom, next aloo bukhara (dried plums).  I know most of us might use black cardamom, but dried plums may be a alien ingredient to some of us.  I tried to find some link about aloo bukhara, since I couldn't get any, posting my own image for that, taken under very low light, hope the picture is clear for you.
So, next time if you are planning for parties or any special occasion, remember this.  Hope you won't get disappointed.

Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Basmathi Rice- 2  cups
Mutton- 1 cup
Mutton or Chicken stock- 1 cup 
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tbsp
Bay leaves- 1
Star anise-1
Black Cardamom- 2
Cinnamon stick- 1/2 inch stick
Cloves- 2
Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
Black pepper corns- 1 tsp
Aloo Bukhara ( Dried Plums )- 4 to 5
Cumin powder- 1 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Onion- 1 medium sized ( finely chopped )
Yogurt- 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp ( finely chopped )
Oil- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
 Wash the mutton well with a bit of turmeric powder and set it aside.  Heat oil in a pan or cooker in which you are going to prepare your rice.  Add all the whole spices one by one, then  add ginger garlic, stir well without burning it.  Add the finely sliced onions and  saute it in medium to low heat until the onion gets nice and soft.  Add the mutton pieces, aloo bukhara, chilly , cumin powder and mix it well.  When the mutton is cooked halfway, ass the yogurt and coriander leaves, stir it well. Do not add any water while cooking the mutton.  If it looks too dry, without any water left, add about 1/2 a cup of water. Cover the pan and cook it in medium heat until the mutton gets cooked completely.  If using a pressure cooker, cook upto 3 to 4 whistles.  Once the mutton gets cooked well, add the washed rice with 1 cup of stalk, 1 cup of water and salt to taste.  Cook for 2 whistles or using a normal pan, cook until the rice is well cooked and looks nice and fluffy.

Note:
The flavour of this pulav mainly depends upon the quality of stock.  So, use good quality home made stock or stock which doesn't contain cornstarch.

Sending this recipe to Royal Feast- Biryani.

41 comments:

Indu said...

Looks packed with yummy flavours. It is very much like a biriyani, hyderabadi style. Dried plums does seem to be a unique addition!

the Junkie book said...

hi how you?

the dried plums in this seem an elusive thing here...it's a very tempting recipe and we love mutton.

am flagging this!

Kalyani's Platter said...

wow mutton pulav looks delicious and tempting clicks ......

Suhaina said...

wow...the pulav looks so yummy and indeed flavourful with all those spices mentioned.. dried plums are redaily available here in Singapore...it has a sour taste..we even have rock candy with these dry plums.
wonderful clicks too..

Biny Anoop said...

Wow just what i want now...think i can smell t from here...amazing

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious Pulav,luks so tempting...gr8! presentation...

Tina said...

Ammoooo..Fabulous dear...Send one parcel now...Sooo flavourful and mouthwatering pulav...

Rinku Naveen said...

Yummy pulav. Never tried with mutton. And never heard of dried plums. Would love to taste it.

Dzoli said...

I love your dish.Mutton is specific type of meat.You love it or not.No inbetween here.Preparation is mostly longe rthan lamb but taste if you love it is fantastic;)

Farwin@CookingitSimple said...

Perfect for the kids who don't eat spicy food.Have seen the dried plums in store but never knew how they will be of use till now.Thanks for sharing.

Soma Pradhan said...

Absolutely lip Smacking Pulao. Want to grab that plate from the picture

Roshu said...

yummy yummy!!!!!
ma fav ;-)

http://roshusworldoftastes.blogspot.com/

Neetz said...

give me give me!!! awwww.. i m hungry now :(....

superb dish!!

An Open Book said...

sounds interesting...i don like mutton that much, perhaps il give it a go with beef

Prathima Rao said...

Such a flavorful & mouthwatering biryani!!Dried plums does give biryani a nice flavor..Found it out just recently..Bought shaan biryani masala & found this in their masala...Dint know they were also called aloo bhukara..Will go shopping to search for them now!!!And when it comes to a perfect biryani, nothing can beat a Pakistani recipe!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Just looking to that pic i am drooling, wish i had this for lunch today.

Asha said...

Looks really really yummy....

Uma said...

It is really delicious and tasty!!!

Cheers,
Uma

That Girl said...

I love both spicy in heat and spicy in "lots of spices." Looks good!

What's Baking?? said...

I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. Is this similar to briyani?

Rumana Rawat said...

That looks so delicious:)

Pavithra said...

Your pics makes anyone drool.. gorgeous one.

Suja said...

Tempting pulao..spicy and flavorful

Neha said...

pulav looks absolutely delicious...I have never used dried aloo bhukhara....Im sure it will add a nice twist to the pulav...

Nitha said...

Looks delicious.. Dried plums are new to me. But I ve had this from a Pakistani restaurant and wondered what that was :)

The Mom Chef said...

This looks fantastic. I love lamb (mutton). Would prunes work? They're the U.S. version of tried plums. I've love to give this a try.

Priya said...

Pulav looks irresistible,adding dry plums sounds quite interesting and fabulous..

Ramya said...

pulav looks very yum...is dried plum available in market?

Charu Srivastava said...

realy a flavourful dish!!!
charu

Ambreen said...

Nice flavors, yummy looking pulav. I'm feeling hungry :)

Loveandcalories said...

love the texture of your pulao!!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Biriyani is my all time favourite. Can have it almost any time of the day. Your pics are making my mouth water.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Mutton Pulav luks so Yumm and superdeliciously inviting click also.

Shirley said...

Wow I've still got to master the 'pulav'.

saffronstreaks said...

Wow, truly flavourful mutton Pulao Ayesha, I wud love to use aloo bukhara, but they are not so readily available in India, the dried one esp, and coming to stock, yeah I sometimes made yakhni pulao,too

Kurryleaves said...

awesome....mutton pulav looks absolutely delicious...love the clicks

Divya Yadava said...

Beautiful presentation. The pulao looks very tempting!

R said...

looks delicious!

Amina Khaleel said...

wow.. the pulao looks fabulous.. would definitely give it a try... Thanks a lot for sharing..

Roxana GreenGirl said...

such a wonderful dinner idea. So flavorful with the spices. And the plums, adding some sweetness. Delicious!

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