Lamb Biryani – Quick Indian Style Biryani (Glutenfree)

Lamb Biryani recipe: is a quick Indian style recipe made with whole and powdered spices.
It’s usually served with yogurt.

It’s absolutely delicious, glutenfree and can be stored in the fridge up to 2 days.

Lamb-Biryani

Lamb Biryani is a perfect brunch recipe or a weeknight dinner (if you have around 1hour in hand for cooking).

The lamb is stewed/cooked in a mix of spices, herbs and onions. Then the rice is mixed together and everything is cooked to make an aromatic and extremely delicious lamb biryani.

 

Lamb Biryani Recipe Below:

Serves: 4

Serving Suggestion: Served as Entrée/Main Course along with Yogurt or Mango Lassi

 

Tools:

2 Large non-stick  pot or Skillet
1 Large Lid to cover the non-stick pot.
1 Medium non-stick pan – For frying onions.
2 Small Bowl – For food color- Optional

Ingredients:

1 Pound boneless Lamb – Washed &Cut into bite-size pieces OR with bones as per choice
2 Cups Basmati Rice – Any other rice will also do
5 Tbsp Oil – (Use any flavorless oil of choice)
1½ Tsp Clarified Butter – Optional
2 Large Onions – Thinly sliced.
1 Tbsp Ginger Paste
1 Tbsp Garlic Paste
¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro- Chopped
¼ Cup Fresh Mint  – Chopped
2 Green Chilies – Deseeded and chopped into large pieces – Optional
4 Tbsp Yogurt – Thick & Whisked
¼ Cup Water – For cooking Lamb
4 Cups Water – For cooking rice
2-3 Mint Leaves – For Decoration
2-3 Lemon Wedges – For Decoration

Food Color – This STEP is Completely Optional
3 Drops Red Food Color
3 Drops Yellow Food Color

 

Indian Spice Mix (Whole):
1 Big Bay Leaf
1 Large Stick of Cinnamon
3 Big Black Cardamom Seed
5 Cloves
5 Green Cardamom

 

Indian Spice Mix (Powdered):
2 Tsp Coriander Powder
2 Tsp Roasted cumin powder
1½ Garam Masala – Store Bought OR Homemade
Salt – As per taste
Red Chilies – As per taste

Method:

 

Heat a large pot,  add 4 cups water, 2 cups rice, ½ Tsp black cardamom seeds, 2 cloves, 2 green cardamoms. Cover and keep on high heat for aboil.

 

After the first boil, reduce the heat to lowest and cook until rice is almost done. (Takes 10-15 min)

 

Once the rice is almost done, pour out all the water.

 

In another large pan, heat oil, add onions and cook till blackish brown OR caramelized. (Takes 8-9 min)

 

Now remove half the onions and to the same pot add the whole spice mix and stir.

 

Now add ginger+garlicpaste, lamb, powdered spice mix and cover the lid and reduce heat to low, cook until lamb is tender and cooked. (Takes 15-20 min depending on the quality of lamb).

 

After the lamb is tender, add coriander, mint, yogurt, clarified butter/ghee and cook for another
5 min and switch off the heat.

 

Optional –  If adding food color:


Take 2 separate bowls, add 2 Tsp water in each & add red color in the first bowl and yellow color in the second bowl.

Take a large pot, pour some rice on the bottom of the pot spread 2 ladles of cooked lamb over it,
sprinkle some caramelized onion and repeat the same rice-lamb-onion combination till the pot is almost full.

 

Optional Step: Now make 4 holes with a help of a spoon in this layer and pour the food colors into alternate holes.

Cover the biryani and cook on low heat for 5-6 min.

Switch of the heat, give the biryani a light stir to mix colored rice, lamb pieces, onion and serve hot.

 


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Yields 4 People

4 People

1850

Lamb Biryani

5 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 Pound boneless Lamb – Washed & Cut into bite size pieces ; OR with bones as per choice

2 Cups Basmati Rice – Any other rice will also do

5 Tbsp Oil – (Use any flavorless oil of choice)

1½ Tsp Clarified Butter - Optional

2 Large Onions – Thinly sliced.

1 Tbsp Ginger Paste

1 Tbsp Garlic Paste

¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro- Chopped

¼ Cup Fresh Mint  - Chopped

2 Green Chilies – Deseeded and chopped into large pieces – Optional

4 Tbsp Yogurt – Thick & Whisked

¼ Cup Water – For cooking Lamb

4 Cups Water – For cooking rice

2-3 Mint Leaves – For Decoration

2-3 Lemon Wedges – For Decoration

Food Color - This STEP is Completely Optional

3 Drops Red Food Color

3 Drops Yellow Food Color

 

Indian Spice Mix (Whole):

1 Big Bay Leaf

1 Large Stick of Cinnamon

3 Big Black Cardamom Seed

5 Cloves

5 Green Cardamom

 

Indian Spice Mix (Powdered):

2 Tsp Coriander Powder

2 Tsp Roasted cumin powder

1½ Garam Masala – Store Bought OR Homemade

Salt – As per taste

Red Chilies – As per taste

Instructions

    Cooking the Rice:
  1. In a large pot,  add 4 cups water, 2 cups rice, ½ Tsp black cardamom seeds, 2 cloves, 2 green cardamoms.
  2. Cover and keep on high heat for a boil.
  3. After the first boil, reduce the heat to lowest and cook until rice is almost done. (Takes 10-15 min)
  4. Once the rice is almost done, pour out all the water.
  5. Cooking the Lamb:
  6. In another large pan, heat oil, add onions and cook till blackish brown OR caramelized. (Takes 8-9 min)
  7. Now remove half the onions and to the same pot add the whole spice mix and stir.
  8. Add ginger+garlic paste, lamb, powdered spice mix and cover the lid and reduce heat to low, cook until lamb is tender and cooked. (Takes 15-20 min depending on the quality of lamb).
  9. After the lamb is tender, add coriander, mint, yogurt, clarified butter/ghee and cook for another 5 minutes and switch off the heat.
  10. Optional Step: 
  11. If adding food color, Take 2 separate bowls, add 2 Tsp water in each & add red color in the first bowl?and yellow color in the second bowl.
  12. Take a large pot, pour some rice on the bottom of the pot spread 2 ladles of cooked lamb over it.
  13. Sprinkle some caramelized onion and repeat the same rice-lamb-onion combination?till the pot is almost full.
  14. Optional Step: Now make 4 holes with a help of a spoon in this layer and pour the food colors into alternate holes.
  15. Cover the biryani and cook on low heat for 5-6 min. Switch of the heat, give the biryani a light stir?to mix colored rice, lamb pieces, onion and serve hot.

Tags

Allergy :    
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free
Courses :    
Main Course
Brunch
Cuisines :    
Indian
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Calories
1850 cal
Fat
55 g
Carbs
303 g
Protein
56 g


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