Mutton biryani recipe

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Mutton biryani recipe is a traditional south Indian style. Biryani is the magic dish that draws all your sense and taste buds together, any South Indian cannot live without them. Herbs and spices gives special taste and aroma when it is cooked by using Jeera Samba rice gives special taste and flavored  aroma to Biryani. 

Preparation time – 20 min

Cooking time – 40 min

Serves – 4

Ingredients –

Mutton – 750 gm cut into medium pieces

Rice – 3 cup (750 gm)


To prepare paste – 1

Ginger – 2-3 inch roughly chopped

Garlic – 3 whole

Clove – 6-7 no’s

Cinnamon – 4- 5 small sticks (about 1/2 inch)

To prepare paste – 2

Mint leaves – 1 big bunch

Coriander leaves – 1 big bunch

Onions – 3 medium

Green chilies – 10  to 12 (adjust to your taste)

To prepare paste – 3

Coconut – 1/2 small part of a coconut

For seasoning – 

Bay leaves – 3 to 4 nos

Cinnamon – 4 nos

Cloves – 5 to 6 nos

Fennel seeds –  ½ tsp

Star anise – 2 nos

Cardamom – 2 nos

Onion – 1 medium (chopped)

Coriander leaves – 1 big bunch chopped

Mint leaves – 1 big bunch chopped

Fenugreek leaves – ½ bunch chopped

Dill leaves – 1/4 bunch chopped

Coriander powder – 1 tbs

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Oil to fry

Salt to taste.

Method –

To make or to prepare Mutton biryani –

Rinse mutton pieces in water for twice or thrice, drain the water in it. Add it to a pressure pan, add salt and cook until the water absorbs fully in it, then add a measure (about 2 cup) of water and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles and keep ready.


Take a large heavy bottomed vessel or a casserole, add oil heat it,


When oil becomes hot, add bay leaves, fennel seeds, clove,cinnamon,cardamom,star anise and saute for a while.


Add paste – 1 fry until you get a fresh aroma, add chopped herbs and chopped onion and fry until the onions turns to translucent, then add paste – 2 fry until oil separates from it.


Add paste – 3 saute it in oil for a minute, add coriander powder and turmeric powder into it and fry for a while.


Add cooked mutton, saute it with the mixture and cook in low flame for 5 to 6 min cover the lid. Then add stock,and water to cook rice @ 1:2 ratio (including the measure added to cook mutton) . Bring the mixture to boil. when it begins to boil, check the taste, add salt to taste. Rinse rice in water.


Add rice into it stir properly and cook in a low flame for 15 to 20 min, cover the lid of the vessel,  Stir once or twice before it is done.


Rest it for 5 – 6 min before you serve. Transfer the dish to a serving dish.


Enjoy aromatic, delicious traditional Mutton biryani, accompany it with mutton or chicken curries, onion tomato raita, special coconut chutney, boiled egg, onion, tomato, cucumber, lemon slices.

Tips –

No need to soak jeera samba rice, just rinse in water for once and add it.

You can also prepare this recipe with basmati rice or with biryani rice as well.

Always prefer a heavy bottomed vessel to prepare biryani to get a perfect taste.

Pressure cook mutton until it is done/cooked

The grounded paste must be coarsely grounded, not to make a fine paste to prepare this recipe.

Add 1:2 (including the water added to cook mutton) proportion of water to cook.





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2 Responses to “Mutton biryani recipe”

  1. jayanthi says:

    superb recipes

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