BEEF NECK BREYANI
1kg Beef neck cut into bite size portions
2 onions peeled and chopped into thin slices
2 tablespoons of pure butter
3 tablespoons of oil
3 cardamom pods
3 cinnamon sticks
1 bay leaf
Some curry leaves
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
3 tablespoons of garlic and ginger
1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 tablespoons of breyani masala
1 teaspoon of red chili powder (optional)
2 teaspoons of garam masala
1 cup of cooked brown lentils
2&1/2 cups of raw basmati rice, cooked with salt and a tsp turmeric
5 new potatoes peeled
Heat the oil with the butter and fry your meat until brown.
Add your onions and whole spices …fry until onions is brown .
Add remaining spices and salt and cook, stirring, for a few minutes, adding a dash of water to prevent spices from burning. Cook on medium heat for about 35-40 minutes . Add 2-3 cups of water until meat is tender.
Next add potatoes , give one stir …close with lid and simmer on low heat until soft. Add salt to taste.
When potatoes are soft, take of heat, add lentils and rice, do not stir. Just lift meat and let it mix with the rice.
Recipe: Amanda Conradie
Photo: Elize Grobbelaar