Saturday, June 09, 2012

Dindigul Thalapakatti Mutton Biryani:

Jayanthy Kumaran | 12:30 | |


Dindigul Thalapakatti Biryani



Dindigul Thalapakatti Biryani:


Dindigul  Mutton  Biryani … a lipsmacking favorite among most of the Non-veg lovers. It is very famous coz of its unique taste & rich spicy aroma. The main origin of this biryani is Dindigul. 


( From Wiki : The Thalappakatti Biriyani Hotel’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1957 . Founded by Mr. Nagasamy Naidu under the name Anandha Vilas Biriyani Hotel in Dindigul. He always wore a turban called THALAPA(a traditional head dress), which over the years became synonymous with his brand and cooking styles, leading him to earn the nick name “Thalappakatti Naidu ” which would eventually became the name of our brand and restaurants. )

I got this recipe from a cooking magazine & its super easy delicious and the spicy ingredients are pretty basic..!






Do giv a try.... and when you taste this recipe, you’ll agree it deserves every bit of its reputation..:)



Ingredients:




  • Mutton                          -  ½ kg
  • Basmati rice                  - 2 cups
  • Oil                                - 5 to 6 tbsp
  • Ghee                            - 1 tbsp
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Tomato                         - 2
  • Ginger                          - small piece
  • Garlic pods                   - 4 to 5
  • Green chilly                   - 3 to 4
  • Coriander & mint leaves - 1 full cup
  • Bay leaf                        - 1
  • Cumin                           - ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon                     - 2
  • Cloves                          - 2 to 4
  • Cardamom                    - 2
  • Turmeric pwd                - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - 1 ½ tsp
  • Garam masala pwd        - 1 ½ tsp
  • Castor oil                      - 1 tsp
  • Yoghurd                       - ¼ cup
  • Salt to taste

Method:



Thalapakatti Mutton Biryani



  1. Clean & wash the mutton pieces well.
  2. In a pressure pan, boil the mutton pieces with ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp turmeric pwd, 1 tsp castor oil & ½ tsp red chilly pwd.
  3. Cook it for 4 to 5 whistles.
  4. Now cooked mutton is ready. Drain the stock from the mutton and reserve. ( we can have this as soup by adding pepper pwd as required )
  5. Lets see the preparation of biryani now.
  6. Wash and soak the basmati rice or seeraga samba rice in water for 5 to 10 mins.
  7. Drain the water and reserve.
  8. Chop onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, green chilly, coriander & mint leaves finely and keep ready.
  9. In a mixer, add garlic, ginger, green chilly and mint leaves.
  10. Grind to coarse paste without adding water.
  11. Now add chopped onion and grind for 1 more minute.
  12. Transfer this coarse paste to a cup and keep ready.
  13. Now heat a large pressure pan.
  14. Add 5 to 6 tbsp of oil and 1 tbsp ghee.
  15. Heat it and add bay leaf, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom & cloves.
  16. Wait to splutter.
  17. Add coriander leaves and sauté for few seconds.
  18. Add the ground paste ( step 12 ) and fry in low medium flame until the raw smell disappears.
  19. Add finely chopped tomatoes and salt.
  20. Fry in low flame for 6 to 8 mins.
  21. Once the oil separates out from the masala, add 1 tsp red chilly pwd, 1 ½ tsp garam masala pwd and fry for 2 more mins.
  22. Add yoghurt and combine.
  23. Now add boiled mutton pieces and ½ cup of mutton stock   ( reserved in step 4) / ( if you’re preparing chicken biryani , add the washed chicken pieces )
  24. Allow to boil for 3 to 4 mins.
  25. Now add the basmati rice and combine gently.
  26. Add 3 ½ cups of water.
  27. Taste & adjust salt and seasonings.
  28. Close the cooker lid & pressure cook the biryani in high flame for one whistle and simmer for  5 to 7 mins.
  29. Open the lid, after full steam goes away.
  30. Fluff the biryani gently with ladle.
  31. Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  1. Now tasty Dindigul Mutton Biryani is ready.


Thalapakatti Mutton Biryani


  1. Enjoy hot with onion raitha...:)





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68 comments:

  1. This is a really inviting dish!Hugs,dear Jay!

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  2. Makes me hungry..Wat a super flavourful and authentic dish, seriously drooling here.

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  3. Jay I have noticed that many Biryani's from Tamil Nadu have boiled eggs in them. Any special reason? thanks!

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  4. i like biriyani.....m..m..yummy...awesome pictures...great job...

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  5. Mira que tiene que estar bueno este arroz, desde luego en la foto se ve magnifico, besos

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  6. Un plato muy rico :) Ñam Ñam

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  7. wow!!!!!!! mouthwatering biriyani...going to try this tmrw... will let u know the result...

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  8. Thanks for stopping by..I'd love to hear from you..:)
    Chitra..sure lemme know how you liked it..:)
    Shri..the boiled eggs makes a irresistable combo with biryani rice..:)

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  9. ha irresistible biriyani for today's lunch :)

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  10. Awesome looking biriyani.

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  11. hi jay, because you said this biryani is a favorite choice and unique in taste, i bookmarked right away. thanks for sharing..
    from your pic , it looks very delicious indeed. have a nice day

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  12. Looks marvelous and delicious. Unfortunately I have turned veggie :(

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  13. Jay first of all you have an amazing collection of biryanis they all are so different. I always like to read the introduction of a new recipe the story behind this biryani is gr8. Will surely try.

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  14. I love Basmati rice!!!!

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  15. That's an extremely flavorsome, aromatic and yum looking biryani...need to try this to satisfy the urge in me to have his....

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  16. Another one scrumptious one-dish meal ! It looks flavorful and utterly delicious ! Love the vibrant color of the dish :D

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  17. WOW! Soo delicious..

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  18. Looks very tempting, flavorsome and craving for some:))) Love this one J.
    Cheers
    Gauri

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  19. Mouth-watering from just looking at the photo!

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  20. Super like .. Makes me hungry.. authentic dish

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  21. wow....super biriyani...yummy

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  22. Looks amazing......one of m husbands fav...shall try

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  23. That looks inviting and Biryani is my fav anytime.

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  24. It is Delicius. Wonderful recipe as always.
    Good day

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  25. cant take my eyes off this bowl. everything is so perfect. loks delish!

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  26. I love Biryanis, yours looks perfect! I will try a veggie version with your recipe :-)

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  27. I never made biryani in a cooker but this one looks nicely done.

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  28. First time to your space, really very nice blog. Happy to follow you. This biryani is really mouth watering. Looks so tempting & delish...Can't take off my eyes from it.

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  29. Loved it..so tempting.. :)

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  30. hai Jay,
    Made this biriyani today and it was a super duper hit with all....thank u so much for sharing this recipe....... :)

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  31. Yummy yummy and yummy.. what a lovely looking dish:)

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  32. Yummy yummy and yummy.. what a lovely looking dish:)

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  33. Thalapakattu Briyani always rocks in Chennai... Tempting !!!

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  34. wow chitra..great to know..you enjoyed this recipe & relished d yummmy taste..:)

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  35. It looks great but shame I don't eat mutton!


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  36. MOuth watering biryani... All time fav...

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  37. this makes me hungry. so flavorful.

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  38. The rice looks absolutely delicious. Full of flavour!

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  39. Awesome Biryani Dear....

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  40. Looks so good and the colours are fantastic! Yummy!!

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  41. Great combo of spices! And so pretty! Thanks for this.

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  42. Must be aromatic and yumm...love biriyani..

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  43. That's so inviting... Looking fabulous and scrummy... I agree!!

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  44. my god...am just drooling over this recipe...my fav briyani but never tried this way...will try it for sure next weekend:)

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  45. Oh my! That looks so gourmet. I know my hubby would dive in right away :)

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  46. Tried this recipe yest....awesome is jus a small word...normally we used to hav briyani with raita...for the first time my family members did not touch raita coz of briyani's divine taste..just loved it:)thanks for sharing such a great recipe...

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  47. Sorry to inform this is not the exact recipe. Dindigul Thalappakatti uses Seeraga Samba rice not Basmati Rice.

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  48. Yummy yum!! Loved thalapakatti biryani :) I usually make them with jeeraga chamba rice..This looks delicious too!!

    You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

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  49. Love biryani and your recipe is really tempting!

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  50. Such a great dish! So much flavor - thanks for a great recipe.

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  51. I am new.. How much salt should i add for the above recipe. In lots of recipe i see "Salt to taste" i don't know how to measure it approximately... what if i added less salt? how to balance it.. Kindly help me friends

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  52. Hi Jay your dish looks very tasty but what if you don't have a pressure cooker ?????

    Stephen

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  53. Hi Jay your dish looks very tasty but what if you don't have a pressure cooker ?????

    Stephen

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  54. Raaja Selvanathan ; For the above recipe, 1 tbsp of salt can be added. Before closing the pressure cooked with all the added ingredients, taste a spoon and adjust the salt and spice level if needed.

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  55. Stephen : If you don't have pressure cooker, you can also prepare it in a big thick bottomed vessel and cook it in simmer. Cover the vessel with a lid and place a bowl of hot water over it.

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  56. I am a vegeterian still I am so impressed by the colour and texture of the biriyani. Iam so tempted I wish I have a scoop of the rice without minding the biriyani is non vegetarian.Well done.
    Baskaran

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