1 kg Mutton cleaned well and marinated for 1/2 hour with the following in a cooker:-

  • 3/4-1 cup curd
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Dry chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 onion mashed roughly
  • 1 1/2 cumin seeds, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder


Add enough water, salt to taste and after 1st whistle, cook for 5 minutes on sim. When cool, open and strain out the stock. Keep the stock aside. Keep the meat alone and get rid of all the other ingredients.


Wash and soak 3 cups basmati rice for 1/2 hour. Drain and keep aside.


To season:- 

  • 2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp ghee ‘
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 ” piece cinnamon
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 piece Mace
  • 4 green Cardamom slightly jammed
  • 2 green chiles, slit in two.
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1 1/2 cup coriander
  • Kewara water
  • Rose water
  • Few threads of saffron soaked in warm milk.



Heat ghee and oil. Fry all the spices and green chilies. Now add rice. Fry well and mix. Add mint and coriander leaves. Add 6 cups of stock, lime juice. Add mutton. Check salt.

Mix gently and close the cooker. Heat on high flame till the 1st whistle, then on sim for 3 mins. Switch off and open after 5 mins. Pour the saffron warm milk. Garnish with fried onions, and cashew nuts. Before serving, add a bit of coriander and mint leaves.

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