Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tehari [Mutton/beef and Rice]

This is great for a group party and eaten with some fresh salad or sour yogurt. You can of course increase and decrease the amounts of spices depending on your own tastes.

Beef 2 kg. (4 Lbs.)
Onion paste 6 whole
Garlic paste 1 tsp.
Red chili paste 1 tbsp.
Coriander paste 1 tbsp.
Cumin paste 1 tbsp.
Ginger paste 2 tbsp.
Cinnamon 2c.m 3 pieces
Cardamom 4 pods
Cloves 5 pcs
Green chilies 9 whole
Oil 1-1/4 cup
Pulao rice* 1 kg (1 Lb.)
Salt 2 tbsp
Turmeric 1 tbsp (optional)

1. Cut the beef into medium sized cubes.

2. Heat oil in a big saucepan. Stir in all the pastes. Cook for about 2 mins.

3. Add beef, salt, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and bay leaf. Stir the beef
well with the paste mix and add 8 cups of water. Cook it in low heat till water dries.

4. Remove the meat from the spices.

5. Wash the rice and drain the water. Add rice to the spice mix and stir fry it for 3-4 mins.

6. Add 6-7 cups water. Once the water begins to boil, add the beef and green chilies.

7. Cook covered for 20 minutes in low heat.

When you take it out from the stove don’t open the cover for 20 minutes. Serve with a fresh salad.