LAMB MINCE PILAF
1/2 Basmati Rice or any other Good Rice … wash and soak for about 10 minutes
1/2 kg Mutton / Lamb Mince
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons all spice powder or garam masala
3 large tomatoes chopped
3 small sticks of cinnamon, 3 cloves, 3 cardamoms
1 cup oil or ghee
Salt to taste
6 green chilies slit lengthwise
3 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
2 teaspoons chillie powder
3 large onions sliced finely
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ cup fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons curds / yogurt
Marinate the mutton / lamb mince with the garam masala/ all spice powder, green chillies, curds and half the quantity of ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder for half an hour.
Heat the oil or ghee in a large vessel and add the bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, remaining ginger garlic paste and onions and sauté for some time. Add the chopped tomatoes, mint leaves and chillie powder and simmer till the oil separates from the mixture and the tomatoes are reduced to pulp. Add the marinated mutton / lamb mince and salt and cook till tender. Keep aside.
Now add sufficient water to the gravy in a vessel so as to get about 5 glasses of liquid. Add the rice and cook till almost done. Remove half the quantity of rice and add a layer of the cooked mutton / lamb mince on the rice. Repeat with the remaining cooked rice and mince. Cover and simmer for a few more minutes till all the liquid evaporates and the Rice is done. Let it stand for about 15 minutes before serving with salad or any curry.