Monday, 17 August 2009

Mutton Biriyani

Mutton Biriyani

For Mutton:
Ginger+ Garlic + Shallot paste - 3 tbsp ( 1tbsp from each)
2 sliced onions
1 chopped tomato

Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
biriyani powder - 1 tsp + 1 tsp

For Rice:
Crush roughly the following whole garam masalas & keep aside.
{ Cloves - 7
Cardamom - 3 crushed
Cinnamon - 3 sticks (if powder - 1/2 tsp )
Star aniseed - 1
Bay leaves - 2
Black cumin - 1 tsp }

Nuts & raisins - a handful
Coriander leaves - a bunch
& mint leaves - a bunch
Lemon juice - that from a lemon
Saffron or food colour

Preparing Mutton Gravy:
Clean the mutton .marinate it with 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric and set aside.
Heat 2 tbsp Ghee in a nonstick pan. Saute Ginger -garlic shallot paste in it.
Add sliced 2 onions in it ,saute well at first then saute once in a while .
Once the onion start turning bit brown from transparent , add the tomatoes. Cook for 2 min.
Add the chilly powder , coriander powder , 1 tsp biriyani powder and the mutton pieces .
Mix all well and cook uncovered until the mutton pieces turns into whitish colour.
Transfer the whole thing into pressure cooker , add 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 15 min.
Later open it add 5 tbsp curd & 1 tsp biriyani masala powder then cook until the water is absorbed well & the gravy becomes thick.
Before finishing the gravy add chopped coriander & mint leaves .

Preparing the Rice :
Wash the rice in water & drain .
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in the vessel .Roast cashews , keep aside. Fry the dry grapes until bubble,keep aside.
Add the crushed cloves ,cardamom ,cinnamon ,Star aniseed,Black cumin,Bay leaves into it.
Add the drained rice into this. Add 3 + 1/2 cup water .Close the lid and wait until the pot fills with steam . reduce the flame & let it cook in the steam. (type of cooking the rice may be different for different people. My mom uses a pressure cooker to cook the rice. I use a wide steel pot , which is generally used for cooking rice . Won't burn in the bottom , also once the pot is filled with steam you can turn off the flame & the rice will be cooked in this steam)

Preheat the oven to 180 degree.
Mix two pinch of saffron with milk or warm water. Mix some rice with this.(you can also use food colour) Keep it aside.
Layer the rice & mutton alternatively in a deep pot and bake for 30 - 45 min.
Garnish with nuts , raisins & coloured rice & serve with a salad , boiled egg. & mint chutney .


  1. I am waiting for the veg biriyani recipe ;)

    BTW why is that I see the 'edit feature' in your blog?

  2. I love your different biriyani recipes! They look delicious.

    I tried to make a biriyani a couple of months ago following one of my friends' inspiration... and yeah, it was not a success. I don't remember why though... I should try to remake a biriyani soon :)

  3. SJ ...It is the easy edit feature of blogger.But only the admin of site can really change the data. I think I got it with my template ..or I dont remember well..i just noticed ur site don't has it

    ..Next time when u visit my site veg. Biriyani will be there and yes all the best with your studies well :)

  4. Thanks Karine , biriyani making requires lot of attention to the detail & it took also sometime for me to learn it well . Somethings which i learned was ..rice shouldn't be sticky or too much cooked & that not to forget salt in the rice.. i learned this the hard way :)

  5. I liked your blog very much.I appreciate for the lovely recipe and wonderful presentation.I love mutton biryani very much and shall try out your recipe.
    You are welcome in my blogs.

  6. this is the third time I am attempting to post a comment on your blog, I hope I succeed. Your recipes are really mouth watering and my entire family is crazy for biryani. The pictures are awesome. The best though are the red flowers in your balcony.

  7. I simply loved it.
    My kids love biryani and I think I will make this on a Sunday.

  8. Sujata , when I tried to comment it worked . Could you tell me what error did u got when u tried commenting . I dont have much time to maintain my site , like usual buzy moms and whats happening inside it , sometimes i dont know ..hmm keep me updated if u notice something like that again.

    abt plants yes they are chrysanthem , they are part of the small forest which I have in my balcony :)

  9. Thanks aparna ..yes try it & tell me !
    Thanks for the messages & c u again


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