Here is the recipe, I would like to share which my mom passed it on to me.
This recipe consists of 3 steps and a lengthy procedure, but it's worth the effort. You will amaze your guests with this delicacy.
Basmati rice - 4 cups soaked
Meat - 1 lbs trimmed and cut into big cubes
Green masala paste - consists of coriander/ mint / green chillies- 4 tbsp approx
whole garam masala - consists of cloves, cinnamon, shahi jeera, cardamom, bay leaf.
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
yogurt - 1 cup
red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
lemon juice - Juice from 2 medium sized lemons
oil- 50 ml
food colour - egg yellow, orange
Cashews and raisins to garnish (optional)
Chopped coriander to garnish
Step one: Marination
Wash the Meat , trim out the excess fat and marinate it with the green masala paste, garam masala pwd, yogurt, lemon juice ,some fried onions, salt , red chilli pwd and little oil and marinate it for atleast 3 hrs.( Over night is better).
Step 2: Boiling rice
Take water in a dish and boil, add the whole garam masala . After the water comes to a boil add the soaked rice. let it cook until it is half done. add salt to the rice while cooking.
Step 3 : Baking
Take a big dish, put the marinated meat and layer it with the fresh mint, coriander, and green chillies, add the rice and spread it in a layer and add the fried onions and layer it. Put the remaining rice and layer it.
Top it off with a sprinkle of oil, sprinkle of food colour mixed in milk, fried onions. Bake it for 45 mins in total. This was a big challenge for me in the initial days as the stoves are electric in western countries. But eventually I mastered it. First 5 mins on High, next 10 min on medium, and next half hour in slow.