Plain Mutton Pilaau

Plain Mutton Pilaau

Plain Mutton PilaauPlain Mutton Pilaau

1/2 kg mutton

1/3 cup oil

1 medium sized onion

6 small potatoes

1 large tomato

3 whole green chillies

1 1/2 cups rice

3/4 cup peas

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp ginger/garlic

1 tsp dhunia/jeero powder

1/2 tsp green pounded chillies

A few cloves and peppers

3 elachi (cardomom)

2 pieces stick cinnamon

Cube mutton in small pieces, wash and drain. Fry sliced onion in ghee/oil till plae golden brown, and add mutton with all the spices to it. Cook slowly till meat is tender, adding water if necessary. Add tomato and potatoes and steam slowly till potatoes half done.

Meanwhile, wash rice and cook in salted boiling water till half done. Drain well in colander. Add rice to stewing mutton, toss and mix lightly taking care not to break meat or getting the rice mushy. Add a little cold water if necessary and steamin oven or over slow heat for about half an hour. Brown a little onion in 2 or more tablespoos ghee and pour over ricejust before serving.