Beef Mince Biryani

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Ingredient List:

1 cup oil

2 large onions, finely sliced

3 medium potatoes, cut into cubes

1 bay leaf

1 star anise

1 cardamom pod

1 cinnamon stick

1 all spice

1 clove

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

2 teaspoons chilli powder

1 green chilli

1 teaspoon ground fennel

2 teaspoons garlic

2 teaspoons ginger

300 grams of tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato sauce

2 teaspoon salt

500 grams of beef mince

1 1/2 cups of basmati rice

20 grams of fresh coriander

Pinch of saffron in 3/4 cup warm water

 

Method:

Step 1: Place the oil in a large pot or pan over a medium/high heat. 

Step 2: Once hot, add onions and fry until golden brown. 

Step 3: Remove the onions from the oil and drain the excess oil on a paper towel. 

Step 4: Fry the potatoes in the same oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until the potatoes are lightly golden. 

Step 5: Remove the potatoes from the oil and drain the excess oil on a paper towel.

Step 6: Place a medium pot over a medium to high heat. 

Step 7: Add a handful of the fried onions. 

Step 8: Add the whole spices and sauté for 30 seconds. 

Step 9: Add ground spices, 1 teaspoon salt, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and tomato sauce. 

Step 10: Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture is slightly thick. 

Step 11: Add mince, fried potatoes and 1 cup of water. 

Step 12: Cover with a lid and cook for 20 minutes, frequently stirring. 

Step 13: Cook your rice with 3 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt. 

Step 14: Once rice is cooked, drain excess water and keep aside. 

Step 15: Once the mince is cooked, add the rice over the mince, followed by coriander, onions and saffron water. 

Step 16: Cover and place in a preheated oven of 180°C for 30 to 40 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated.

Serve with dhai and mixed veggies.