Marinated beef biryani

Marinated beef  biryani(for 6 -8 persons)
Ingredients

For rice

Good quality Seela rice or Basmati rice 4 cup (washed and soaked)

For marination

Boneless beef 1.5 kg

Yogurt 1 cup(beaten)

Ginger paste 2 tbsp
Garlic paste 2 tbsp
Red chili powder 3 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt  2 tsp

cumin powder 1tsp

Garam masala powder 1 tsp

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Mix above ingredients and Marinate beef with this mixture for 1 hour.

For masala 
Clarified butter or oil 5 tbsp
Medium size Onions 4 (sliced)

Cinnamon sticks 3
Green cardamom 6
Cloves 5-6
Black pepper 9
cumin 1 tsp

bay leaf 1

black cardamom 2

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Medium size  tomatoes 4-5 (chopped)

Cooking Directions
Heat clarified butter in a pot.
Add sliced onion, fry till they are lightly brown.Then add whole (spices)garam masala .Now
Add marinated beef cook nicely on low flame  till the oil starts to float and meat is tender .
Now add tomatoes cook for some time till the tomatoes are a bit pulpy.
Simmer on low flame till the oil starts to float.


For rice…
Now fill a large pot with four liter water ,add 2 tsp salt, one lemon peel, two bay leaves and 1 tsp cumin. Bring it to a rolling boil.

 

 Add rice to boiling water and cook till 3/4 done.
Strain the rice in a strainer.

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Layering:
Now spread a little clarified butter from the beef gravy in a large pot.
Spread a layer of rice over it. Spread beef with little gravy over the rice. Top it with another layer of rice. Then another layer of  beef with gravy. Finish with last layer of rice.

For end of layering rice

Yellow food colour 1/2 tsp

Kewra essence 1 drop

Milk 4 tbsp


Now mix milk /kewra essence and yellow food colour  ,pour on top all over the rice.
Spread a thick cloth over the mouth of the pan and cover it with a tight lid.
Heat a griddle pan and place the pot over it.
Steam the biryani over very low heat for 15 minutes.
Serve hot with raita.

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