Actually its out of respect to a very sweet memories of my stay in Capital of Saudi Arabia- Riyadh many years back..
I was newly married and my husband was working in Riyadh, I was eagerly waiting to join him there and start my blissful married life with him.
Finally the day arrived when I landed in Riyadh, my husband anxiously waiting for me outside airport.
We reached home and it was a Friday ,post Friday namaz(prayer) he told I will get some thing to eat … He had mentioned over the phone before that there is this small hyderbadi joint ‘Farhan’ in a place called ‘Hara’ in Riyadh, who sells this amazing mutton pulao on Fridays. So I told why don’t u bring that I would love to taste it.
And trust me it was an amazing Pulao and since that Friday onward
It been years we have shifted from Riyadh but still we talk about Farhan’s Pulao…
This is my version of Farhan’s Pulao
I won’t say exact replica but some what similar…
Mutton 1 kg
Onion 2 large
Ginger paste 1.5 tbsp
Garlic paste 1.5 tbsp
Whole garam masala
Jeera powder 2 tbsp
Green chilly 8-9
Oil 2 serving spoons
500 gm Rice
Ghee 2 tbsp
Cashew fried till brown( i have not used)
Potatoes ( cubed n fried till brown)
Slice onion fry them till golden brown and keep it aside
In cooker heat oil add whole garam masala n jeera fry for a min add washed n drained mutton and fry for 4-5 mins
Add ginger garlic paste,jeera powder, slit green chilly, chopped tomato n salt. Cook for 5 mins then add a glass of water and close cooker cook.
In separate vessel take ghee add bay leaves n shah jeera and half onion once light brown add soaked rice n fry for 2 mins then add entire content of cooker, add water , fried potatoes, according to rice adjust salt.
When rice half done add fried cashew n put pulao on dum for 10-12 min or till rice is done.
Sprinkle fried onion n if u want add very little food color.
Serve with raita…