Mutton Biryani

Fragrant rice and tender spiced mutton, layered together to make this beautiful Biryani dish. Who can resist?! Although there are many variations of Biryani like Hyderabadi, Chettinad, Malabari; every recipe has its own unbeatable taste. Follow this recipe to learn how to easily prepare this delectable Mutton Biryani in a pressure cooker.

Mutton Biryani

March 5, 2018
: 6
: 30 min
: 1 hr 30 min
: 2 hr
: Difficult

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Ingredients
  • For marination
  • 500g Mutton
  • 1 tsp Ginger (minced)
  • 1 tsp Garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 cup Deep fried onions
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 3 Green chillies (slit)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaves
  • 2 Cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • For the rice
  • 250g Basmati rice
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Black cardamoms
  • 1 Bay leaves
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups Water
  • For layering
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup Deep fried onions
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Strands of Saffron
  • 3 tbsp Milk
Directions
  • Step 1 For the rice – Soak the rice for 30 minutes in water.
  • Step 2 Boil 3 cups water in a large pan, add salt, ghee, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli, bay leaves, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, green cardamom and black cardamom.
  • Step 3 Add the soaked rice into the boiling water. Cook the rice for a minimum of 12-15 minutes on medium heat. Once done, drain the rice and keep it aside.
  • Step 4 For Marination – In a bowl, place mutton pieces and all the remaining ingredients mentioned under marination, except tomatoes and milk. Combine everything well and keep the mutton aside for marination for 30 minutes.
  • Step 5 In a pressure cooker, add sliced tomato and salt to taste. Add in the marinated mutton, milk and oil. Give it a good mix and pressure cook for four whistles.
  • Step 6 Soak the strands of saffron in lukewarm milk.
  • Step 7 In a pan, layer the mutton gravy and then place the cooked rice. Top it with saffron milk, ghee, fried onions and coriander leaves. Repeat the layers.
  • Step 8 Cover and cook it on a low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Serve hot with raita, pickle or pappad.

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