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Duck Gravy / Vaathu Masala for Briyani

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Apart from being posting few Duck curries, this time again a different one but a very special prepared for my special one (my friend) for his birthday. Here I am not going to use the word as usual but very special gravy which is perfect for Briyani or any variety rice and pulav. Let us move on to the recipe…

Duck Gravy / Vaathu Masala for Briyani

Duck Gravy / Vaathu Masala for Briyani

Ingredients:

  • Duck meat – 500 gm
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – two strands
  • Red chilies – 2 nos (pinched)
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Tomato – 1 ½ nos (medium sized)
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coconut pieces – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger – 1 “ inch stick
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Gingelly / Sesame oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Finely chop the onions and tomatoes. Clean and the chop the duck meat into medium pieces.
  • Marinate the duck meat with chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt for half an hour.
  • Crush ginger and garlic using mortar and pestle.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard, split black gram, red chilies and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Grind the coconut and cumin seeds into fine paste by adding little water. Keep it aside.
  • Add in the onions, crushed garlic and ginger. Cook till they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy.
  • Pour in the coconut paste and cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the duck meat and cook till the meat dark in color.
  • Pour in two cups of water and wait till it boils.
  • Cover the pressure cooker and wait for 5 whistles.

Serve hot with any briyani’s, pulav and variety rice.

Duck Briyani

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I have posted few duck recipes and now here comes my duck briyani. As I have told already the duck meat has its own aroma and flavor, now when it’s induced with briyani, the taste is unbeatable. Let us move on to the recipe…

Duck Briyani

Duck Briyani

Ingredients:

  • Duck meat – ½ kg
  • Onion – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Tomato – 1 nos(medium sized)
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cinnamon – 2 “inch stick
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Long grain / Basmathi rice – 3 cups
  • Coriander leaves – three fistful
  • Mint leaves – three fistful
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Clean and chop the duck meat as you desire.
  • Wash and clean the rice. Keep it aside.
  • Marinate the duck pieces with turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt for abt half an hour.
  • Finely chop the onions, tomatoes, mint and coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker; add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and ginger-garlic paste. Cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the coriander and mint leaves; cook till they turn dark green in color.
  • Add in the onions and cook till they golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
  • Add in the duck pieces and cook till they change to dark brown in color.
  • Pour in two cups of water and let it boil.
  • Cover and cook till 4 whistles.
  • After the pressure is released open the lid and add in the rice followed by salt, give them a stir.
  • Cover and cook till 2 whistles.

Serve hot with raita. I have accompanied this with Duck gravy and cucumber raita.