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Mar 20, 2013

Recipe: Memoni Akni (Beef with Rice)

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Memoni Akni is a beef with rice meal. It is also called a form of pulao. You find this very common in memon community. The spicy taste and the aroma of its spices used just makes it too difficult to resist. It is yet another recipe to be tried. We normally have Sheerkhand (Saffron over sweet yogurt) and Pooris served with it.




Beef 1 kg

Rice 500 grams

Oil 1/2 cup

Onions 2 sliced

Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp

Big Cardamom 3

Cloves 3 to 4

Cinnamon 3 to 4 small sticks

Star Aniseeds (badiyan ka phool) 2 to 3

Bay Leaves (Tez patta) 2

Ginger Garlic paste 2 tbsp

Coriander Seeds crushed 1 1/2 tbsp

Kari Patta 10 to 15

Tomatos 2 sliced

Red Chilli 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder 1 tbsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Green Chilli paste 2 tbsp

Potatoes 3 to 4

Coriander Leaves as required

Green chillies 5 to 6

Salt upon taste



Heat oil on stove put  sliced onions and brown them.

frying onions - memoni akni beef pulao     brown onions - memoni akni beef pulao

Gather and then soak cumin seeds, big cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, star aniseeds in water for some time.

spices soaked - memoni akni beef pulao     soaking spices - memoni akni beef pulao

Now gather then add above soaked garam masala,  g.g.paste,  crushed coriander, bay leaves (tez patta), kari patta, tomatoes sliced and make bhuna.

gather ingredients - memoni akni beef pulao     brown onions and ingredients  - memoni akni beef pulao

Once all the above items are properly mixed and can see oil as shown below, then add red chillis, turmeric powder,  coriander powder,  green chilli paste or chopped.

once all blended - memoni akni beef pulao    gather ingredients2 - memoni akni beef pulao

Now add meat and 1 tsp salt to it, stir fry for few minutes add 2 cups of water and allow it to be cooked on slow flame. Let the water dry in the end.

adding meat - memoni akni beef pulao

I normally boil the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes in boiling water by adding some turmeric powder. After 20 minutes drain out the hot water and leave potatoes in cold water to stop the cooking process.

boiling potatoes

Now add water to the cooked meat based on the rice quantity. Also add salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves and few green chillies. When water comes to boil add soaked rice. When water is about to dry add the potatoes. Mix well rice and potatoes. Once water dries cover the pot and leave it on slow flame for 15 minutes.

meat cooked add water for rice - memoni akni beef pulao

After 15 minutes when Akni is ready dish out and serve hot.

memoni akni beef pulao 2              memoni akni beef pulao 1



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