Sunday, May 17, 2009


Today is sunday & usually we go out for groceries and veggie and stuff.. from the past few weeks.. our schedule on saturdays and sundays has been to go for Gymboree class for my son at 9:30 am in the morning.... we are in the last few classes for Gymboree and so we are making sure we make use of the same to the fullest.. so while my son is in the class which is like a playgroup.. me and my wife try to do the chores in the 1-2 hours between these classes that we do get .. to utilise time wisely.. 

Today we thought of exploring the fresh market at Bangsar (Bangsar is a very happening high end locality in KL) & has its own.. good things and not so good things.. usually the expats usually europeans/americans/australians will be shopping in this part of the town since they will also be staying close to this locality.. So anyways.. one of my colleagues has always told me that to Get Goat mutton this is the best place.. and so we thought of checking things out.. 

and yes.. we found this small stall was here there was not so much rush - mostly regulars who came by to get the fresh goat mutton.. we shopped for fruits and veggies and then went to this stall and looked at the mutton.. it looked fresh and nice.. it was RM 22 a kg.. so we thought of going for 1/2kg & the person..(owner) who had skills with his chopping and skinning knife gave a lovely thigh piece to us..with little bones.. & off we went backto gymboree to pick up my son..

later the day we had decided to spend some time eating out..and we went to one of our favorite veggie joint by the name.. sangeeta - one has to try the Thali's if out for lunch or dinner.. and if you are in mood for Chat's then again this place satisfy's you.. 

So anyways.. after doing all this.. neelum told me to
 take up the task of cooking the mutton we got & I decided to go for Hyderabadi mutton biryani... here is the recipe for the same... while it was cooking.. it smelled nice.. and it  turned out tasty as well.. except that the mutton had to be cooked a little in the pressure cooker just to make sure it was completely cooked.

Ohh well forgot to tell.. that I modified the contents to cook for 1/2 kg mutton.. so if anyone is going for 1/2 kg.. just go by half portions of the ones mentioned below.. ( I am writing some measurements in bracket.. which I found was missing in the recipe on the website & i was finding difficulty checking the portions.. w.r.t cups and tsp.. rather than gms. :) anyways..

Here are some pics of the same.


1 kg Rice (1/2 Kg)
1 kg Mutton (1/2 Kg)
10 gms Cardamom - (3 pieces)
10 gms Cinnamon - (2 sticks)10 gms Cumminseed - (1 1/2 tsp )10 gms Cloves (3 pieces)
40 gms Ginger (1 inch)
20 gms Garlic (3 pieces)
100 gms Green Chillies (4 chillies)
50 gms Fried Onion (1 onion)
1 bunch Coriander Leaves 
1bunch Pudina ( I didn't have this - but I am sure it will turn out better with this in)
2 Lemon - (I used 1)
1/4 Curd - (about 3 tbsp)
1/4 kg Ghee (4-5 tbsp)

How to make meat biryani:
  • Wash mutton and take it in a vessel.
  • Grind green chillies, ginger, garlic, spices, fried onion, and mix them all, then add this mixture to the meat.
  • Then add curd to it, mix the stuff thoroughly. Leave the material for half an hour.
  • Take 2 litres of water in a vessel and put it on the stove. ( here take double the quantity of water as rice)
  • When water boils well put the rice in the vessel. Take out the semi-cooked rice and spread it on the meat and spices mixture as a layer. Take some more rice and spread as second layer. Finally, spread the fully cooked rice.
  • Prepare a mixture of one cup of boiled water and 1/4 kg ghee and spill it on the rice.
  • Now put a plate on the vessel and seal the edges with dough. Put the vessel on the stove, cook for 15 minutes on medium flame. (it is better to cook the mutton first else let the biryani cook for 2-3 hours on low flame)
  • Then turn off the stove. Leave the stuff for 15 minutes.
  • Hyderabadi mutton biryani is ready to serve.

any mutton lovers.. do try this out.. or you can suggest any modifications.. to the recipe to have better results.. 

happy eating!!!!!!!!


Smita said...

Am a veggie but may be will use this recipe with major moderations ;-)

Krupa Premkumar said...

Please post a pic of the biryani and not the giner garlic paste :)