Mutton Dum Biryani

Pepper Garlic Kitchen
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 18:14:31 +0000
  Perfecting the art of making Biryani is an achievement in itself. Birynani is slow cooked tenderized meat and rice with flavours of cardamom, saffron, clove, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, pepper corns and cumin. If ingredients make a dish then it won't be an exaggeration to say that a well made Biryani is much more than the sum total of its parts. Dum cooking is cherry on top. Dum cooking comes from bawarchikhanas (kitchens) of Nawabs of Awadh. By this style, food is tightly sealed in heavy bottomed pan and cooked over low fire. The process of slow cooking gently persuades all the spices to release maximum flavour and sealing of the lid with dough achieves maturing. Cooking slowly in its juices, meat retains all its natural aroma and becomes imbued with the richness of flavours that distinguishes this Biryani from other meat preparations.       In my Mutton Pulao post I mentioned, cooking biryani is a long and time consuming process. But truth be told after all the hard work the perfectly made biryani is sheer delight. Read More...
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