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Jyothi recipe - How to make Jyothi


Preparation Time: 30mts   Cooking Time: 45mts   Total Time:     4


  1. Grind the red chilies and cashewnuts to a fine paste.
  2. To the mutton apply the ginger - garlic paste and beaten curd. set aside.
  3. Heat 4 tablespoons ghee and fry the red chili masala.
  4. Add the marinated mutton, ¼ of the fried onion, one teaspoon garam masala and salt to taste.
  5. Keep frying till ghee separates.
  6. Add 1½ cups warm water. pressure cook till tender.
  7. Heat dekchi, add 1 tbsp ghee and fry the sabut masala.
  8. Add the rice and fry a little. add the green chilies and salt to taste.
  9. Add enough warm water. cook till rice is done, remove and spread on a thali, discarding the whole masala.
  10. Mix together the chopped kothmir, pudina, garam masala and fried onion.
  11. Set aside.
  12. Take a heavy bottlomed dekchi and line it with ghee.
  13. Spread a layer of rice and cover it with half of the mutton. sprinkle half of the pudina / kothmir mixture and juice of 1 lime.
  14. Cover with rice, followed by a mutton layer. finish with a rice layer.
  15. Sprinkle the rice with saffron milk and dot with ghee.
  16. Cover tightly and place over a griddle for dum for 20 minutes. serve hot, garnished with eggs cut into halves.

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