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Yakhni Pulao (Mutton Pilaf)

Serve 8

  • 2 and the half cups of water
  • 3/4 mutton leg cut into 5 cm. pieces
  • 6 flakes garlic crushed
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 5 teaspoons salt ( As per taste)
  • 6 brown cardamoms
  • 6 sticks (2 and the half cms. each) cinnamon
  • 12 cloves
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 medium (200 gms. ) onion sliced
  • 3 cups Basmati rice.
  1. Put 2 cups water, meat, garlic, peppercorns, 1 teaspoon salt and half the cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves in cooker.
  2. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 12 minutes.
  3. Removes cooker from heat. Reduce pressure by placing cooker in a basin of cold water (approximately 2 minutes).
  4. Open cooker. Remove meat. Strain cooking liquid. If necessary, add water to strained liquid to make 3 and the half cups stock and reserve.
  5. Wash and wipe dry cooker.
  6. Heat oil in cooker for about 2 minutes. Add remaining Cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves. Stir for a few seconds. Add onions and fry till well browned. Add remaining Water (1/2 cup) and boil for a few seconds. Add meat. Stir fry for about 3 minutes.
  7. Add rice and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add stock and remaining salt (4 teaspoons). Stir.
  8. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce beat and cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally for 5 minutes. Press finger-tip control lightly to release pressure.
  10. Open cooker. Serve hot.

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