Lamb Masala Breyani Recipe

Lamb Breyani Recipe
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Lamb Masala Breyani

Lamb Breyani Recipe

Thank you to Jennifer Govender Bisnath for sharing her recipe & step-by-step instructions to preparing her amazing Lamb Breyani.

Absolutely delicious and some really clever techniques, especially step 3 – 6 of the layering (setting of the breyani)

  • Author: Jennifer Govender Bisnath
  • Prep Time: 120
  • Cook Time: 180
  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Durban Curry
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

Scale
  • Mutton masala breyani
  • 3 cups rice, soaked for an hour, then washed and steamed with quarter tsp turmeric and salt for 10 minutes
  • 4 potatoes, cleaned and cut and fried
  • Half cup breyani dhall, washed and steamed with salt until soft
  • 2 kg mutton
  • 2 tomatoes, grated
  • 2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 5 tsp breyani masala or your usual masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Curry leaves
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  • Half cup plain yoghurt or maas
  • Marinate mutton with all of the above (from tomatoes to yoghurt)
  • Marinate for 1 to 2 hours
  • Roast together 5 cloves, 5 elachi /cardamom,
  • Bay leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 3 star aniseed,
  • 1 tsp soomph seeds
  • Fry 3 sliced onions in ghee
  • Add roasted spices
  • Add the meat
  • Cook for 45 minutes
  • The layering
  • Before you start, make sure there’s not too much liquid in the curry
  • Take half the rice and half the breyani dhall
  • Mix into the curry
  • Then mix the rest of the breyani dhall with rice
  • Place this on top of the meat
  • Place the potatoes on top
  • Place few blobs of butter over
  • Place few mint
  • Cook in oven at 180 degrees for 1 hour, covered in foil
  • If there’s still liquid after that, keep it for 15 more minutes

Instructions

  1. Marinate mutton with all of the above (from tomatoes to yoghurt)
  2. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours
  3. Roast together 5 cloves, 5 elachi /cardamom,
  4. Bay leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 3 star aniseed,
  5. 1 tsp soomph seeds
  6. Fry 3 sliced onions in ghee
  7. Add roasted spices
  8. Add the meat
  9. Cook for 45 minutes

The Layering

  1. The layering
  2. Before you start, make sure there’s not too much liquid in the curry
  3. Take half the rice and half the breyani dhall
  4. Mix into the curry
  5. Then mix the rest of the breyani dhall with rice
  6. Place this on top of the meat
  7. Place the potatoes on top
  8. Place few blobs of butter over
  9. Place few mint
  10. Cook in oven at 180 degrees for 1 hour, covered in foil
  11. If there’s still liquid after that, keep it for 15 more minutes

Notes

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Keywords: breyani, biriyani, lamb

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